Each year UX Riga gathers several of the finest people in the industry from all over the world!
Zsuzsa has been a UXer for more than 8 years now, although she started as a user interface developer at SAP. Three years ago she joined Prezi and has worked on several topics, including collaboration, remote presentation, mobile experience and Prezi templates.
She likes to experiment and try out new research methods: face-to-face or remote, qualitative or quantitative, planned or guerilla. She is always looking for ways to learn more about user motivation and pain points.
Wilbert Baan is designer passionate about making things better. He has more than 10 years experience in design and strategy for mobile products and services.
Wilbert works as the UX Manager at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, responsible for the KLM Mobile apps. He is also the co-organizer of the Amsterdam Behavior Design Meetups.
Can ``pronounced as Djan`` Kilicbay is the Co-founder & Product Designer at Common Ground Design Studio. Can has been working with companies from Fintech to Telecom, such as Klarna, Nordnet, Atlas Copco, Tele2, and Rebtel. He helped to design their products and lead design teams. Now, he is running his own design studio, with his partners to inspire and help their clients.
As Chatbot Lead Chris is responsible for the Chatbot practice in Sogeti Netherlands. Chris's goal is to stay close to our customers and bring value with high-quality Chatbot solutions. These solutions are built by our technology leaders and Chris keeps writing code with them every week.
Amid Moradganjeh is a multidisciplinary designer with interaction design, industrial design, and engineering backgrounds. He is leading the Interaction Design MA program at Estonian Academy of Art and design at Velvet.
Being passionate about a people-centered approach to design, he is primarily interested in exploring and developing human-oriented approaches to advance design innovation. He previously was a part of the design and innovation firm IDEO where he helped global organizations innovate.
Greta is a UI/UX instructor. She has been working in UX fields at startups, e-commerce, and creative agencies. Lately, Greta has been working as the UI/UX instructor at 'Academy class' based in London.
Alongside with analytical and strategical thinking, Greta loves surprising and stimulating people's emotions with crazy, yet memorable and creative ideas. She is prone to tracking all the UX industry news trends and technologies.
Nika is a passionate data storyteller. She is in charge of Infogram Ambassador Network (a popular data visualization service) that unites more than 100 data enthusiasts all over the world who bring the power of data visualization to local communities worldwide.
Nika's background originates at journalism. Seeing the future in digital journalism, she continues to work and share the knowledge that helps to develop new communication forms. Currently, she works to empower Latvian journalists with data journalism skills by curating School of Data Latvian branch.
Javier is a Designer from Argentina, specialized in interaction and visual design for digital products, currently traveling around the world embracing a nomadic lifestyle.
Javier lived 8 years in Barcelona where he worked on projects at both startups and large companies such as Zara, Telefonica, Yahoo and FC Barcelona. He specializes in the mobile design, learning UX for apps since the first versions of iOS and Android. All his experience was put into the book ‘Designing Mobile Apps’ he co-wrote together with José Vittone.
A schedule at a glance is listed below. Check the program for this year's conference!
The State Of The Art Of The Design
Keynote 1 + Q&A #designthinking #TBA
Wilbert will share practical examples and lessons learned of doing Design Sprints, Agile Transformation, User Research/Testing and building Design Systems at KLM, and how he has evidenced the role of designer changing over last years through that.
Keynote 1 + Keynote 2 = Fireside Chat
We design technology to make life easier and better for people. But how do we know what they truly need and want? How do we know if the things we make really matter? If we are making a difference?
Qualitative research methods, like interviews and usability tests, are great ways to gather pain points and discover usability issues. Quantitative methods, like usage data analysis and A/B testing, help us to see what people actually do or not do when using our product. The two combined well gives a better glance on user needs and behaviour. This talk will introduce some quantitative methods, how well-known companies, like Spotify, Netflix and Prezi, use them and how you can make better product decisions knowing what your customers do.
Keynote 4 + Q&A #TBA
Keynote 3 + Keynote 4 = Fireside Chat
1) Prototyping the future / Powered by Refresh
2) Micro UX for e-shop's conversions
3) How to design a chatbot?
Change is the only constant in life. So, as long as change is happening, life is happening. Many calls different names for the transformation that happens at companies; Digitalisation, Agile, Need for speed. However we call it, design becomes more evident need as a department. Can will be speaking about how to navigate in complex companies. It will be on practical matters, what to pay attention in a team, how to understand the scope and treat different perspective during the change and how designers can facilitate the change.
Chris will talk about the relationships between chatbots and their users. Chatbots are able to speak, see and chat like we do. Designers should use this elements to build the best customer experience. During the session you will see how a good chatbot design results in a digital friend.
Happy 5th birthday to UX Riga!
That moment when a world-class UX industry expert leads a workshop!
You'll be able to choose from these workshop topics:
Mobile UX Prototyping
Service Design & Design Thinking
Tickets sold separately. Will be announced on April 24th.
DISCLAIMER: Work in progress. Schedule might change.
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Here, you will find directions to the conference venue - The Castle of Light in Riga, Latvia!