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Mike Gorgone UX Strategist Contractor at Ernst & Young
  • I am someone who loves being part of a creative, supportive and collaborative design team that builds engaging experiences for digital products at a company that fosters a culture that values design thinking and makes it a priority in how the company runs and solves problems. I currently get to do all of the above in the Experience Design (XD) Group at EY. The Group is divided into Strategy, Creative, and Technology disciplines. The XD Group collaborates heavily with leadership and stakeholders to align with business goals and strategy.

    I discovered Improv when I lived in Chicago and started taking classes at Second City and iO (formerly improvOlympic). Improv taught me how to be present and more aware of the moment as well as how to listen and absorb information instead of just listening to respond. I also learned (and frequently witnessed) that a group can create more amazing and incredible work when collaborating together in a non-judgmental and supportive manner than any of those individuals could have created working alone. You can keep up with Mike at www.improvux.com (@improvux) or www.mikegorgone.com (@mikegorgone)

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Wed

23

09:00 - 12:30

Aud III
Workshop

Moving Thru Mixed Realities

A workshop on designing for mixed realities. Using both play and physical exploration of places, this workshop first provides a human-centered model for design for personal perspectives and perception. The workshop then shows ways in which existing UX and Service Design tools can be augmented to manage product development when users are encountering multiple layers of information thru augmented and virtual reality technologies.

This workshop is about becoming comfortable with the extended spaces we all live in now and then how we can successfully manage products for users who are moving thru Mixed Realities.

Thu

24

17:00 - 18:00

Auditorium I
Closing Keynote

The Dance of The Possible

In our jobs and our design projects we work with ideas all day long - but what do we really know about how ideas work? This entertaining and provocative talk will teach you timeless patterns and useful insights pulled from the history of great projects from the past, ones that can help you be more productive and raise the quality of the ideas you work with. From the surprising origins of the Eiffel tower, to insights from Amazon’s predecessor by more than 100 years, when this talk is over you’ll improve your creative and decision making confidence, and rethink how you think about thinking itself.