What Makes an Effective User Experience Professional and Team: The UX Practitioner Perspectives

February 23, 2010, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

West Hall, Room 411 (aka “Ehrlicher Room”), University of Michigan

The Michigan chapters of UPA and CHI (currently in formation), in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Information Career Development Office and Student CHI Chapter, invite you to a very special evening networking and panel session. Five industry UX practitioners will give short position presentations on the skills that make a successful practitioner and team. This will be followed by panel and audience Q&A discussion,and then a networking reception. Come to network, learn, and position/reposition yourself for success in this exciting field.

LEARN what user experience industry professionals are saying about what it takes to succeed in the field.  Make sure you are developing the skills and competencies that will grow your effectiveness, currency, and marketability.


Tuesday February 23rd, 2010 7:00 – 9:00PM


West Hall, Room 411 (aka “Ehrlicher Room”), University of Michigan

1085 South University Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107


Free – University of Michigan School of Information full-time students and faculty
$5 – Other current students
$10 – Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association or Michigan Computer Human Interaction members
$15 – All others

Register online so we can ensure we have enough refreshments to go around. We’ll also take payment (cash or check) at the door. Questions? Email events {at} miupa dot org.


6:45 PM, Registration opens

7:00 PM, Announcements

7:10 PM, Program begins

8:25-9:00 PM, Networking


Mike Beasley

User Experiologist, Pure Visibility, Inc.

Dan Cooney

User Experience Consultant

Lija Hogan

Usability Team Lead, ForeSee Results

Sumanth Muthyala

Senior User Experience Engineer, Compuware Corporation

Michael Wuergler

Human Factors Engineer, OnStar by GM

This panel will be moderated by Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus (aka ‘the Jerry Springer of panel moderators’ and a staunch supporter of the ‘Brawls for Better Brains Society’)

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