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It's a Great Time To Be a UX Designer with Jared Spool

  • One Union Square, Board Room 600 S University St Seattle, WA 98101 USA (map)

We are pleased to host Jared M. Spool, founder of User Interface Engineering, for It's a Great Time To Be a UX Designer.  In this talk, Jared discusses today's high demand for UX designers as well as the set of skills needed to deliver great experiences and stay competitive.

As a bonus, all attendees will receive a two-month subscription to UIE's new service, All You Can Learn, a $48 value. More information below.

Doors open at 6:30 with networking with light appetizers and drinks. Talk begins at 7:00.

Located in the board room at One Union Square, 600 S University St. Look for the IxDA signs.

Regular $10, Student $5



Monday, March 31, 2014

Networking at 6:30, light appetizers and drinks provided

Talk begins at 7:00, followed by Q&A


One Union Square, 1st floor board room

600 S University St, Seattle, WA 98101

Detailed Talk Description

This talk will show you and your team:

  • Why it has never been a better time to be a designer
  • What the new breed of designer must handle to meet the demand of being a great designer
  • Why Jared believes in unicorns and how they are thriving in the design teams of today

There’s never been a better time to be a designer. After years of wishing we’d have the recognition and appreciation for the value we bring, we’re now highly sought after for our talents and skills. A growing number of organizations have seen success through great design, from Apple to Cirque de Soleil to the White House and the demand for great designers has never been better.

But creating great experiences needs a new breed of designer. One that can handle all the skills involved, from visual design to coding. Some might even call it a “unicorn,” but these creatures aren’t mythical. In fact, they are alive and thriving in today’s design teams.

About Jared


Jared Spool is the founder of User Interface Engineering (UIE), the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world. If you’ve ever seen Jared speak about usability, you know that he’s probably the most effective and knowledgeable communicator on the subject today. He’s been working in the field of usability and design since 1978, before the term “usability” was ever associated with computers.

About All You Can Learn

ALL You Can Learn by UIE is a library comprised of seminars taught by experts in all things UX to help you design amazing experiences. Delight in your 24/7 access to seminars by Kristina Halvorson, Ethan Marcotte, Jason Grigsby, and Luke Wroblewski, just to name a few.

Topics include: visual design, user research, design process, mobile design, interaction design, and content strategy. Become the designer you want to be, on your schedule, learning the skills and techniques you need to create amazing experiences.

Learn more

A word from our sponsor - Aquent and Vitamin T

Would you like to be placed by the coolest, the most invincible Talent Agency in town or I must say in the world?  Well, behold because you will get to meet us in person at the next IXDA event on March 31st.

AQUENT & Vitamin-T help marketing and creative organizations work better. While AQUENT focuses on placing talent with fortune 500 clients (Nordstrom, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, etc.), our other division Vitamin T focuses on placing talent in mid-size to smaller agencies (Artefact, Teague, Publicis, etc.)

Our recruiters are not just desk hobbits, we are up and running on the new trends, networking bees and are at every coolest conference and meetup’s you  might have come across. And most of us have backgrounds in the field we are recruiting in, so we know how it is to pull all-nighters on projects, drinks gazillion cups of coffee, ready to change the world and what it really means to land your dream job.

We spend our time connecting the best professionals in the industry. Sounds like a pretty sweet job, huh? We think so, even better for you, we’ve been doing this for over 25 years as part of Aquent, so our talent network is unparalleled. We’re proud to say that we personally meet our candidates, have proprietary hands-on assessments, reviewing portfolios, and are great at digging down to what our talent can do – and what they want to do – so that we can make the perfect match for our clients.

Sometimes we also provide cookies and milk, just when you need them. Why two brands? We think two is better than one! We are really looking forward to meeting all of you.

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