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UX/Product Strategy

User Research

Innovations

Meet first speakers 2019

Andreas Refsgaard
Artist and Creative Coder Based in Copenhagen

Andreas is award winning interaction designer. He uses algorithms and machine learning to make unconventional connections between inputs and outputs, which allows people to play music using only eye movement and facial gestures, control games by making silly sounds and train algorithms to decide what is funny, funky or boring. His works have been published in New Scientist, Vice, Gizmodo, PSFK and Designboom. He has worked with Google Creative Labs, Carlsberg, Philips and LittleBits.

Andreas Refsgaard
Artist and Creative Coder Based in Copenhagen
Jim Kalbach
Head of CX at MURAL, Author of Mapping Experiences

Co-Founder of a leading UX design event in Germany IA Konferenz with extensive background in journalism. In 2007 Jim published his first full-length book, Designing Web Navigation (O’Reilly, 2007). His second book, Mapping Experiences (O’Reilly, 2016), focuses on the role of visualizations in strategy and innovation. He blogs at experiencinginformation.com and tweets under. Jim has worked with large companies, such as eBay, Audi, SONY, Elsevier Science, Lexis Nexis, and Citrix. He is also very passionate about jazz.

Jim Kalbach
Head of CX at MURAL, Author of Mapping Experiences

Schedule

A schedule at a glance is listed below. Check the program for this year's conference!

Jim Kalbach
Head of CX at MURAL, Author of Mapping Experiences

Can design have a greater impact beyond commercial settings? Jim shares his story of applying design thinking techniques and experience mapping to a very real-world problem: hate. Framing an experience map is tricky, as we have to determine what to show from research, as well as what to leave out. Jim shares his approach to these tricky questions as he delved into researching and facilitating a mapping workshop with ex-violent extremists.

12:45 PM

Lunch Break

Andreas Refsgaard
Artist and Creative Coder Based in Copenhagen

Andreas will talk about how machine learning became an integrated part of his personal practise and curriculum for teaching designer and artists about digital interactions. He will discuss four aspects of unconventional connections: inputs & outputs; his playful machine learning approach and how to train the algorithm without loads of data and expensive computers, as well as how to get started with machine learning.

5:30 PM

UX Riga 2018 TBA Speaker
Jim Kalbach
Head of CX at MURAL, Author of Mapping Experiences

What do you do with a map after it’s created? After introducing a broad concept of mapping, this workshop will focus on how to facilitate conversations with your team or client. You’ll learn concrete ways to bring maps alive and make your UX insight actionable through examples and hands-on exercises such as:

✅ Initiating a project;
✅ Conducting research;
✅ Creating an illustration;
✅ Engaging teams;
✅ Strategic alignment;

This workshop is suited for designers, product managers, marketing specialists, and business leaders looking to understand how to better get an overview of the customer experience. The course assumes some familiarity with product or service design and/or customer experience management, though that is not a prerequisite.

N. B. Tickets to the workshop are sold separately and limited to 25.

Andreas Refsgaard
Artist and Creative Coder Based in Copenhagen

In this workshop interaction designer and digital artist Andreas Refsgaard will show you how to make simple websites that can be trained to react to costume inputs from users.

The workshop will work as a hands on introduction to machine learning with a focus on creating your own interactive applications that live on the web.

Learn how to:

✅ Make interactive websites that can learn and react to user input from webcam and microphone
✅ Train supervised machine learning algorithms in minutes
✅ Use the friendly ml5js library that builds on top of Tensorflow.js

N. B. Tickets to the workshop are sold separately and limited to 25.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The UX Riga promotes usability and user experience approach in Latvia and the Baltics. Therefore the third day of the UX Riga will be dedicated to obtaining inspiration and rapid learning for everyone.

For the first time in the history of UX Riga we are inviting everyone to participate, share their knowledge and experience at the UX Camp. There is no programme - it will be formed by you!

Use your chance to participate in the creation process - it can be your first speakers experience!

Everyone is invited to:

✅ Run a session: workshop, discussion, lecture etc.
✅ Participate - be open minded and participate in sessions.
✅ Learn from others,
✅ Empower discussion,
✅ Connect to others and exchange experience,
✅ Contribute in sessions and support others.

Make your own experience by becoming a speaker and choosing from parallel sessions to attend.

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

2:00 - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Grab Your Tickets Now!

Early bird (Conference, Day 1)
199
On sale February 12 - April 11GRAB MY PASS!
UX Riga 2019 Conference Pack:
UX Riga 2019 Full-day Conference
Keynotes
Mini-workshops
Networking
Catering
VAT
Full Day Masterclass (Day 2)
249
Coming soonCOMING SOON!
Masterclass Pack:
Materials
Catering
Networking
VAT
Regular (Conference, Day 1)
249
April 12 - May 9COMING SOON
UX Riga 2019 Conference Pack:
UX Riga 2019 Full-day Conference
Keynotes
Mini-workshops
Networking
Catering
VAT
UX Camp (Day 3)
15
March 20 - May 18GRAB MY PASS!
UX Camp Pack:
Run a session
Participate
Networking
VAT

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Event location

UX Riga 2019 first day is going to be held in National Library of Latvia building, called also the Castle of Light

LOCATION

3 Mukusalas iela, Riga. Paid parking available.

Meet The UX Riga Team

UX Riga 2018 Liga Letina
Liga Letina
Curator

Liga was the crazy one, willing and believing there has to be a UX focused conference in Riga. Liga is curating the lineup and looks after attendee needs.

When not organizing UX Riga, Liga is leading the UX team at If P&C Insurance, and running service design workshops,

Liga Letina
Curator
UX Riga 2018 Renars Jansons
Renars Jansons
Partnerships

Since UX Riga day one, Renars is making sure that event is organized each year and is responsible for sponsor and partner management.

When not organizing UX Riga, Renars is the CEO of CUBE Systems. In his free time, Renars is dedicated to renovating his family house.

Renars Jansons
Partnerships
Inese Tauriņa
Event Production

Inese is the production mastermind of UX Riga, making sure that everything at the event is at the right time, at the right place and taking care of our attendees' experience.
Alongside UX Riga, she is also part of Digital Freedom Festival core team, a board member at Transparency International Latvia, the Executive Secretary at the Latvian Public Relations Association.

Inese Tauriņa
Event Production
Sanita Kovaļeva
Speaker affairs

Sanita is involved in curating UXRiga content, making sure our lineup matches the industry trends and attendee needs, but also brings some new, unexpected topics and thought perspectives. Sanita will also take care of our speaker experiences.

Outside UX Riga, Sanita is UX/Service designer or can be found somewhere outdoors trekking, kayaking, climbing or backpacking around unfamiliar terrains.

Sanita Kovaļeva
Speaker affairs