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Muppets to Mastery: UX Principles from Jim Henson

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Jim Henson started working as a puppeteer in 1954, a fair 40-50 years before many of us even considered User Experience as a career. He did, however, take it upon himself to apply many of the core principals that UX Designers are falling love with today (or are at least using as part of our everyday lives). Hang out for a quick dive into the life of Jim Henson, with a view into his work from the perspective of how it pertains to what it is we’re doing today, that promises to even leave Waldorf and Statler happy.
And yes, there will be muppets.



Russ Unger Sr UX Leader GE Capital

Russ Unger is a Senior UX Leader for GE Capital. He is co-author of the book “A Project Guide to UX Design” for Peachpit Press (Voices That Matter) and is co-authoring the book "Designing the Conversation" with Dan Willis and Brad Nunnally, due out in early 2013, as well as book on guerrilla design and research methods with Todd Zaki Warfel due out well, sometime. Russ is also on the Advisory Board for the Department of Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design.