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“...to come together and have an effect on each other…”
Interactions are everywhere. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep you are interacting with technology, people, processes, and designs. Sometimes these interactions frustrate you. Sometimes they infuriate you. Sometimes they surprise you. Sometimes they delight you. Sometimes they inspire you.
Join Pivotal Labs and General Assembly for an evening of thinking through the good, the bad, and the beautiful interactions we have with technology, design, processes, and people. We will hear four lightning talks about specific interactions that might be classified as “good”, “bad”, or “beautiful.” Like a well-balanced team, UX designers, developers, and product folks will share their perspectives on a specific app, website, product, project, or experience. We might hear about what went right, we might hear about what went wrong, and we will definitely hear thoughts on what could be better.
‘Interact’ is a free, quarterly event open to all. We hope you join us as we come together and have an effect on each other.
Justin Gitlin (a.k.a. Cacheflowe) is an independent creative coder, musician and multimedia artist based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Having spent nearly two decades in parallel worlds of software development and multimedia production, his disciplines have become ever more intertwined as the lines between mediums dissipate. Justin has built video games, interactive installations, web sites and mobile apps for clients like Nike, Google, Audi and the Denver Art Museum. His work has been covered by media outlets like NPR, Buzzfeed, and Communication Arts Magazine, and has received awards from FWA, Awwwards and The One Club, among others. As a genre-crossing musician known as Cacheflowe, Justin has released music and shared the stage with artists like Amon Tobin, Ulrich Schnauss, DJ Olive, Machinedrum, Dizzee Rascal and Nels Cline of Wilco. As a visual artist, Justin creates algorithmic designs for print, apparel, physical products, music videos and interactive installations. His visual collaborations have been shown at the Denver Art Museum, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Dateline and Monkeytown 4. Justin was a co-founding partner of Mode Set, Ello, OhHeckYeah and Plastic Sound Supply.
Lead Mobile UI/UX Designer,
Courtney is the Lead Mobile UI/UX Designer at DaVita, currently overseeing innovative efforts in patient- and clinician-facing mobile applications. Courtney discovered her passion for mobile design and user experience prior to her position at DaVita while involved in building the Kaiser Permanente flagship mobile application from the ground up. Originally beginning her career in print design and advertising, Courtney couldn't be more thrilled with how mobile technology has evolved to provide unique experiences and accessibility for people all over the world while providing exciting challenges for designers in this field. In her free time, Courtney enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, running around with her dog, Annie, and playing volleyball as much as possible.
I am part of the leadership team at Pivotal Labs and oversee the UX and PM practice. Before Pivotal I was a partner and chief creative officer at Slice of Lime (a user experience design company voted one of the best places to work in by Outside Magazine).
In January 2016 Pivotal acquired Slice of Lime to expand their design talent in the Colorado region.
These days I mentor enterprise and startup product teams on how to build the right product, the right way. In my past time, I enjoy jam bands, bluegrass, good whiskey, and all activities in the backcountry of Colorado and Alaska!
Jayson is a designer manager at Pivotal Labs. He's been working in design for over 10 years, and technology for over 15. Prior to his work at labs, he was a UX director in New York City.
He's worked on a myriad of projects, from at-scale automation systems to mortgage platforms to dating apps to virtual reality, and in industries ranging from financial to fashion. Some of his clients: Ikea, Mastercard, Volkswagen, Puma, Weightwatchers, Alexandar Wang, Knoll Furniture, and Burberry.
He believes deeply in balanced teams over hierarchical management, agile design over waterfall, and donuts over cookies.
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Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
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