For both mentors and mentees, mentorship is the crux of our growth as individuals, project teams, and as a community. We need seasoned UX designers to help aspiring UX designers learn by doing. It’s only by taking the time to help other designers grow that we’re building supportive and sustainable UX communities.
This talk will:
- Highlight the importance, value, and impact of mentorship (to you, others, and the greater community)
- Dispel any myths about being a mentor or mentee
- Describe the types of mentorship
- Explain responsibilities and expectations
- Cover best practices in creating mentorship programs in your community or workplace
- Share our experiences as mentors/mentees and founding a mentorship program here with Triangle UXPA
Joe’s a UX designer, currently working at Centerline Digital in Raleigh. Some of his favorite things are Seinfeld and his dog, Biscuit. He works with IBM and GE to build accessible, human-centric web experiences. As a designer, Joe like to spend his time conducting user research and prototyping.
Michelle is a Lead Product Designer at Citrix in Raleigh. She focuses on interaction design and creating product concepts. Over the years, she’s shared her love for UX by mentoring others in the field, founding exploreUX, and hosting community events for Triangle UXPA. Michelle holds a Masters in Interaction Design and Information Architecture from the University of Baltimore. Outside of UX, she loves homemade ramen, scuba diving, and biking on the greenways.
Andrew is a Lead Product Designer at Citrix in Raleigh. He has worked in UX since 2006, and specializes in interaction design. He graduated with a Masters in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. In 2013, Andrew was President of the Triangle UXPA. He continues to be involved in the chapter by organizing events, and volunteering in the mentorship program.
- 6:30 Sign-in / Networking: Pizza and beverages will be provided. Grab a slice and talk UX until the presentation begins!
- 7-8:00 Presentation with Q&A
- 8-8:30 Networking: Follow up with our presenters, chat more with your peers or snag some pizza for the road!
Plenty of parking is available in the Citrix deck. When you reach the gate, call security and tell them you are with TriUXPA. Be sure to give them your name, and they will let you through.
The deck is rather narrow, so please be wary/careful of cars exiting the deck as you make your way up.
There is also free parking along the street outside of Citrix.
Regardless of where you park, you will need to check in with security on the main level. Once you've checked in, one of our volunteers will escort you to the design studio for pizza and networking.