Five years ago user experience wasn’t even a phrase in our lexicon, but now you hear it everywhere, and highered is finally taking notice. Join us and learn the fundamentals of UX design, how it overlaps with your own job duties, and how to add the skill sets necessary to make yourself more valuable at work (or even pivot into user experience yourself). We’ll work through some real world examples, learn about user research, testing, software tools, and more. You’ll leave with an understanding of the process, what tools you should have in your toolkit, and how you too can incorporate UX into your professional skill set.
Robin SmailUser Experience Designer
As a user experience designer and as a speaker, Robin Smail’s mission is to connect people. Whether advocating for accessibility and universal design, helping to shape conferences and communities of practice, or designing applications, Robin’s goal is to collaborate, motivate, and transform. Recent work includes designing an open educational question bank application for instructors at Big 10 universities, Penn State’s Digital Badging Platform, an open education resource bank that offers students resources based on individual learning preferences, and the administrative usability of an intelligent collaboration research application. Robin holds a B.S. in Information Sciences & Technology from Penn State, and is an award-winning speaker and passionate user advocate. She can be found online everywhere misbehaving as Robin2go.