UXPA Practice Talks: Surviving your UX Career & Chat-Bots

May 31, 2017 · Santa Barbara, United States of America

Join us for a fun, information-packed evening with two back-to-back UXPA talks from our friends at LogMeIn:

Surviving your UX Career 

by Jessamyn Miller, Senior Product Designer

A career in user experience is not for wimps. In this session, we’ll look at everyday challenges UXers face and how to overcome them – or live with them. Do you struggle with the critique process or deciding which feedback to incorporate? Do you conduct your own research? Do you lack the time to focus on deep design and exploration because you’re jumping between projects and meetings? Use these self-help strategies to cope with the unpleasantries of a busy UX career.

Chat-Bots: The Next Big Thing or a Passing Fad  

by Krishna Vadrevu, Product Designer & Yogesh Moorjani, Lead Product Designer

With advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Natural Language Processing & with companies like Facebook & Apple opening up their messaging platforms for developers, we’re seeing an explosion of new chat-bots. Just 3 months after Facebook announced their platform for building bots, Facebook Messenger had more than 11,000 bots. Chat-bots are upon us. So, is this the “next big thing” or the latest fad? Are chat-bots going to replace apps like some claim, or are they going to turn into fancier reincarnations of IVRs? Do chat-bots provide a better way to get tasks done compared to GUIs or do they get in the way of accessing necessary information? When we started building a chat-bot, our minds were swamped with these questions, ultimately asking: what will it take to make chat-bots successful? With this talk we will share our insights and the design process for chat-bots. We also hope to spark some conversations on the future of chat-bots.



• 5:30pm Networking

• 6:00pm First Talk

• 6:45pm Second Talk

• 7:30pm Wrap Up

• 8:00pm Event Ends

Event organizers
  • Santa Barbara UX Meetup

    This group is for UX designers, researchers, editors, developers and anybody else interested in creating great user experiences on the web, on the desktop, and on mobile devices. The goal for this group is to allow local Santa Barbara-area UXers to keep in contact via an active email list and in-person events - please join and help support our local UX community!

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