Tuesday, March 19, 2024
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9am - 2:30pm PT / 12pm - 5:30pm ET
Clear out the clutter and make room for inspiration at our free, half-day event.

A spring cleaning for your human-centered insights practice.

We’re back with our second year of YouX, a research and insights event all about you, whether you’re in research, product, design or ops. This year we’re focused on sharing fresh, growth-minded perspectives on the most important topics in the industry.

So whether you need inspiration to justify more budget, practical advice to make the most of AI, or simply want a safe space to ask questions and build connections, YouX has you covered. 

YouX will offer panel discussion with experts exploring questions like:

How can I show that my work has “business value?”
What skillsets and career trajectories are emerging?
Who can I partner with to scale my research practice?
Where can I leverage storytelling to make an impact?
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Featuring

Cathrin Anderson
Cathrin Anderson
AI Experience UX Research Lead
ServiceNow
Hana Nagel headshot
Hana Nagel
UX Research Professor and Consultant
Nicole Anselmo headshot
Nicole Anselmo
Research Program Manager
Slack
Emily Tate headshot
Emily Tate
Former Managing Director
Mind the Product
Vanessa Van Schyndel headshot
Vanessa Van Schyndel
User Experience Researcher
Figma
Maya Geary headshot
Maya Geary
Research Operations
Thumbtack
Holly Burroughs Cole Headshot
Holly Burroughs Cole
Executive Director and Founder
ResearchOps Community
Leyla Farah headshot
Leyla Farah
Communications Consultant
Narrative Arc
Kelly Clausen headshot
Kelly Clausen
Research Operations Lead
Rocket Mortgage
Hannah Barbosa headshot
Hannah Barbosa
Head of Research Operations
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Alec Levin Headshot
Alec Levin
Co-founder & CEO
Learners
Tyler Medina headshot
Tyler Medina
Research & Innovation Consultant
Headshot for Devin Harold, a smiling man with brown hair and clear rimmed glasses
Devin Harold
Head of Design Research, Financial Services
Capital One
Headshot of Roberta Dombrowski, a woman with dark curly short hair and glasses. Link goes to their LinkedIn profile.
Roberta Dombrowksi
Research Partner
Maze
Agenda & Session Details
All times in US-Eastern Standard (UTC-5)
11:55am
Virtual doors open
12:00pm
Welcome
Moderator
Ben Wiedmaier
Marketing @ User Interviews
12:10pm

Data-Driven Storytelling

We are told all the time to tell stories with our data. But how? And what makes for a good story? Leyla Farah led Storytelling at Salesforce, and now consults with organizations of all kinds looking to tell compelling stories with data. She will share different ways to create a data-driven narrative that drives both impact and action, and how to do it in a way that is grounded in data.

Speaker
Leyla Farah
Communications Consultant @ NarrativeArc
Moderator
Ben Wiedmaier
Marketing @ User Interviews
12:45pm

Freshen Up Your Practice with AI

Move from “I should really use some AI” to “I’m totally making AI work for me” with practical applications from leaders using AI in their research workflows and building AI-focused products. They’ll share use cases for those building and designing products, and differentiate fact from fiction.

Speakers
Maya Geary
Research Operations @ Thumbtack
Hana Nagel
UX Research Professor and Consultant
Cathrin Anderson
AI Experience UX Research Lead @ ServiceNow
Moderator
Sherwin Yu
VP of Engineering @ User Interviews
1:50pm

Springing Into New Career Trajectories

Do all designers need to “do” research now? What’s the market for method-specific UXRs? Do you still need a traditional degree? Although we can’t answer all of these questions, they illustrate the shifts happening in our industry. Join community leaders from UX, operations, and product as they share observations on career, development, and new growth paths.

Speakers
Alec Levin
Co-founder & CEO @ Learners
Holly Burroughs Cole
Executive Director and Founder @ Research+Ops
Emily Tate
Former Managing Director @ Mind the Product
Moderator
Roberta Dombrowski
Research Partner @ Maze
2:50pm

Break

3:05pm

Make Your Strategy Blossom With Business Metrics

Market uncertainty continues to roil UX research teams. Having a strategy—one linking your work to the mission of the business—has never been more critical. Join leaders who have created and deployed strategy at their organizations to learn what makes a strategy stick, engaging stakeholders and opening the eyes of leadership.

Speakers
Devin Harold
Head of Design Research @ Capital One
Tyler Medina
Research & Innovation Consultant
Vanessa Van Schyndel
UX Researcher @ Figma
Moderator
Carol Guest
Sr. Dir. of Product Management @ User Interviews
4:10pm

Research Ops: Fertilizer for Scaling Research

Senior ReOps pros reveal how they grow the demand and capacity for customer research at their orgs. Learn processes and tactics to inspire stakeholder action, maintain rigor, and make better business decisions.

Speakers
Hannah Barbosa
Head of Research Operations @ AWS
Kelly Clausen
Research Operations Lead @ Rocket Mortgage
Nicole Anselmo
Research Program Manager @ Slack
Moderator
Morgan Mullen
Lead UX Researcher @ User Interviews
5:10pm

Sprouts and Forecasts

Reflections from the day’s sessions and fresh predictions.

Speakers
Morgan Mullen
Lead UX Researcher @ User Interviews
Erin May
SVP of Marketing @ User Interviews
5:25pm

Closing Remarks

Speaker
Ben Wiedmaier
Marketing @ User Interviews

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