Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Topic: Are You Designing Your Professional Relationships?
Location: Mad*Pow, Portsmouth, NH
Welcome to the New Hampshire UXPA
The New Hampshire Chapter of the User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA) provides networking and professional development opportunities for usability professionals, information architects, interaction designers, and other user experience professionals and students in the Seacoast and Southern NH regions. Our mission is to foster the growth of the local usability community and to provide an environment for members to exchange information on tips, tools, methodologies, and technologies related to usability.
NH UXPA meets every month in various locations around the Seacoast and Southern NH regions. We work hard to rotate event locations to try and make it possible for all members to attend a meeting. Our meetings include invited speakers, group discussions, workshops, demonstrations, local studio tours, and social gatherings. NH UXPA meetings and events are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in attending. Membership to the UPA is NOT required.
Joining our mailing list ensures you will receive timely information and reminders of our events and activities. This mailing list is also the best way to communicate with other NH UXPA members. We invite all group members to post their experiences, challenges, job opportunities, and other UX related conversation to the group.
In March 2009, we tried a “Design Slam” format to our meeting where attendees teamed up to help solve the design problems of a local not-for-profit.
Design Slam Lessons Learned (.pdf)
Are You Designing Your Professional Relationships?
To learn more and register, please go to:
Our profession talks a lot about the mechanics of our job, concentrating on the processes, tools, and techniques that lead to concrete deliverables. What we miss is that 90% of our work is in building and maintaining relationships.
Only through trusting relationships with our clients, co-workers, managers and stakeholders are we able to advocate for our customers, have a seat at the strategy table, participate in the key decision making processes, garner buy-in, and become empowered to do our jobs.
When relationships break down, confusion and resistance emerge. We suddenly find ourselves feeling frustrated, not heard or valued.
The key is to set yourself up for success by explicitly designing your relationships. Regardless of your role, good working relationships are vital to your success.
Drawing on cognitive-behavioral techniques and positive psychology practices, this very interactive talk will present the following 4-step process for designing professional relationships:
You will walk away with new self-knowledge and awareness, as well as key techniques for designing successful and trusting relationships with others.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Alla Zollers is a UX consultant and coach. She creates compelling user experiences through rigorous research, strategy, design, and evaluation. She also coaches teams, managers, and designers in “soft skills” that lead to greater collaboration, improved communication, and success. You can learn more about her at allazollers.com or connect with her on twitter @azollers.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
Our host, Mad*Pow, is an experience design agency that merges the science of human factors with the art of digital design to deliver powerful interactions to help clients increase customer satisfaction, improve conversion, maximize retention, and cut costs. http://www.madpow.com
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Refreshments & Networking: 6-7pm
Presentation: 7pm – 8ish
27 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
NH UXPA meetings are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in attending. Membership to the UPA is NOT required and the meeting is completely Free!
Please RSVP at: http://nhuxpamay2013.eventbrite.com/
NH UPA meetings are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in attending. Membership to the UPA is NOT required.
Hope to see you there!