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When
Thursday, January 26
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PT, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET
A virtual conference dedicated to connecting self & community through research
Register now
UXRs have never been more in demand, or more stressed. You need connection, and ways to be effective without just working more. At the inaugural YouX Conference, we’ll discuss several obstacles people who do research are facing today:
Best practices for wellness and stress management
Reframing imposter syndrome
Navigating mentorship and coaching
Building healthy teams through democratization
Join us for a half-day of connection, lessons from other professionals, and best practices for creating a healthy environment for work in research.
more coming soon!
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Devin Harold
Director of UX Research
Capital One
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Nikki Anderson-Stanier
Founder & Managing Director
User Research Academy
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Paul Derby
Manager - User Experience Research
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
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Roberta Dombrowksi
VP of User Research
User Interviews
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Tiffany Eaton
Interaction Designer
Google
8:55 a.m.
Virtual doors open
9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks & GoalsWelcome to User Interviews’ YouX! UXRs have never been more in demand, or more stressed. They need support, education, and connection. They need ways to be effective without just working more, harder, or figuring it out on their own. Today, we will identify those obstacles, share stories/experiences/lessons other professionals have learned along the way, and hear best practices for creating a healthy environment for this work.
9:10 a.m.
Centering MomentLet’s begin today with a few minutes of grounding ourselves, and opening up to discussions, questions, and themes for today.
9:30 a.m.
Wellness and UX: Going Beyond the User Experience (Keynote)The research process can be stressful. Balancing user needs and business goals is a unique challenge, and understanding problems from a different perspective takes time. In this session, discover how to put mental wellness at the forefront of your approach: create meaningful and impactful experiences for others, while also creating healthy and long-lasting practices for yourself.

Speaker:
Roberta Dombrowski, VP of User Research, User Interviews
10:30 a.m.
Reframing the Imposter Syndrome (Fireside Chat)Imposter syndrome seems especially present in the UX community: there’s always more to discover and with more questions comes more uncertainty. Self doubt can affect anyone despite their experience or skill set, and recent mass layoffs within the industry can bring even more insecurity. Join us for a frank discussion on imposter syndrome - learn how to address it, and pivot from challenges.

Speakers:
Tiffany Eaton, Interaction Designer, Google
Nikki Anderson-Stanier, Founder & Managing Director, User Research Academy
11:30 a.m.
Break & EntertainmentStretch, grab a snack, or catch up on emails - and meet us back here in 30 mins.
12:00 p.m.
Will You Be My Mentor? (Panel)Your career path in UX is unique - just like you! This can be empowering because opportunities are endless, but it can also be overwhelming. In this panel, we’ll define terms: what is coaching, what is mentoring, what’s the difference? We’ll also hear experiences from both the mentee and mentor perspective, and how to achieve goals on either side of the relationship.

Speakers:
Paul Derby, Manager, User Experience Research, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Devin Harold, Director of UX Research, Capital One Moderated by Roberta Dombrowski, VP of User Research, User Interviews
1:00 p.m.
Research for All: Building Healthy Teams Through Democratization (Keynote)Empowering others in your organization to conduct and lead research will not only result in better business decisions, it will also create a more inclusive environment. But every company size and need is different, so how do you figure out the approach that is right for you? In our last session, learn how to identify democratization needs, create playbooks and models that enable your team, and maintain quality to continue to scale your efforts.
2:00 p.m.
Wrap Up: What We Learned Today & Where Do We Go From Here?We’ll recap today’s sessions, share some impactful takeaways, and get next steps for where we can go from here.
Woo hoo! We can't wait to see you on January 26. Look out for an email with more details.
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