The Productive Workplace: UX, Technology and You
Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM
110 E 2nd St
Are you constantly devising work-arounds so you and your team can get work done in your workplace? Would you be more productive, collaborative, satisfied if you could choose from a variety of places and spaces in the office to hunker down and get to work based on your task at hand? Yes, you would! Recent research shows that employee choice in the workplace is the single factor that vastly improves employee productivity and satisfaction. But what is a choice-based workplace and how can employees and organizations create one? Our expert panel including a leading UX designer, a workplace architect, and a noted technologist debate the realities of the choice-based workplace – from how to (and how not to) define and design an experience of choice in the workplace, to the technology available today and on the horizon to support it, and indeed, when choice is too much of a good thing at the office.
David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and instructor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on making the physical environment an interface to digital information. David is the ...Show the rest
David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and instructor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on making the physical environment an interface to digital information. David is the CEO at Ditto Labs an image-recognition software platform which scours social media photos to find brands and products. His new book, Enchanted Objects, focuses on the future of the internet of things, and how these technologies will impact the ways we live and work. Prior to Ditto, David founded and was CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging now distributed by CVS, Walgreens, and Express Scripts. He founded Ambient Devices, which pioneered glanceable technology: embedding internet information in everyday objects like lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. David holds patents for photo sharing, interactive TV, ambient information displays, and medical devices. His work has been featured at the MoMA, and covered in The New York Times, WIRED, and The Economist.Hide the rest
Jasper Westaway was founder and CEO of oneDrum, an innovative platform and UX enabling real-time collaboration between employees and inside existing enterprise applications. oneDrum worked by ensu...Show the rest
Jasper Westaway was founder and CEO of oneDrum, an innovative platform and UX enabling real-time collaboration between employees and inside existing enterprise applications. oneDrum worked by ensuring consistent data across user machines and could take a program, such as Microsoft Excel, and provide real time editing between users, file sharing and overlayed annotations displaying user intent and goals. oneDrum was acquired by the Yammer division of Microsoft in 2012.
Jasper is currently working on his new startup, Borders (www.borde.rs), a mobile app for telling and finding local news. He is also an investor in, and advisor to, several enterprise startups, and an advisor on Microsoft Ventures Accelerator program.
Before entering startup land, Jasper worked at UBS and Reuters, building trading systems. He has degrees in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from Kings College, London and the University of Manchester.Hide the rest
As a Design Strategist and Principal running the Tech practice area with Gensler in San Francisco, Randy helps influential companies and institutions in the Bay Area and around the world achieve th...Show the rest
As a Design Strategist and Principal running the Tech practice area with Gensler in San Francisco, Randy helps influential companies and institutions in the Bay Area and around the world achieve their organizational goals through new approaches to workplace design, user experience, and service delivery. With a professional background in management consulting, architecture, and interior design, Randy has helped clients such as Facebook, Google and HP create environments that enhance organizational performance, achieve measurable business goals, enrich people and communities, and enhance everyday experiences. Randy is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post where we writes on Urban Planning topics specific to the San Francisco Bay area. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-howder/
Randy holds a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.Hide the rest
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Sarah Deane is Hewlett Packard’s Global IT Manager for Experience Design and Usability. She conducts research for HP globally on workplace experience from a physical and digital perspective to bett...Show the rest
Sarah Deane is Hewlett Packard’s Global IT Manager for Experience Design and Usability. She conducts research for HP globally on workplace experience from a physical and digital perspective to better understand the cultural and technological aspects of workplace interaction – with each other, with technology, and with space. Sarah built from scratch and now manages a global team of eight experience researchers and designers. In addition, she designed and oversees the HP Experience Lab where she researches all aspects of workplace UX. The Labs, small-scale replicas of workplaces in many different configurations provide real-time data on workplace issues including office distractions, technology usage, and more. Sarah’s first book on UX, "4hourUX: An End to End Framework for Designing User Experiences," will be published in August 2014. She holds a Masters in Engineering with a focus on Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from University of Southampton, UK.Hide the rest