WebVisions Chicago will be held from September 23-25, 2015 at the Siskel Film Center.Register Today
Registration opens at 8:00am in the lobby of the Siskel Film Center.
Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience Design for over 16 years, as a consultant and practice leader for companies such as Open Text and Manifest Digital. Now an independent consultant, her areas of specialty include design strategy, team workshops, interaction design, information architecture, and user research and modeling. She has co-authored A Project Guide to UX Design with Russ Unger (now in its second edition) and Adventures in Experience Design with Anna van Slee. Due to her work in teaching and mentoring students and start-ups, Carolyn was named one of "Chicago's Tech 50" by Crain's Magazine.
Joseph is a User Experience Architect focused on designing effective and innovative on-line and mobile applications. With over a decade of experience in software design and user research, Dickerson has made it his mission to make technology easier for people to use.
Andrew Hinton is an Information Architect at The Understanding Group (aka TUG). Since the early 90s, he's been helping clients and employers of all shapes and sizes make better information environments. A co-founder and past board member of the IA Institute, Andrew is currently working on a book for O'Reilly on how information shapes our experience of context.
Dan started working as an information architect in 1997, and has become highly skilled through fourteen years of practice in agency, e-commerce and non-profit contexts. An engaging and passionate advocate for the craft, Dan balances IA practice with teaching graduate students information architecture at the School of Information at the University of Michigan.
Susan came to Mad*Pow from Bentley University, where she worked in the Design and Usability Center, while earning her M.S. in Human Factors in Information Design. Prior to that, she worked as a Product Manager for Constant Contact. Susan is an old hat at consulting, and has worked with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 firms. She has experience in online education, retail, business services, financial products, and healthcare industries.
Jason is a crazed evangelist for user experience design - accosting strangers with sermons on its value in solving business and social problems. He's a leader in the experience design practice at Manifest Digital, serves as an adjunct faculty member in the HCI Masters program at DePaul University and is Co-founder of UX for Good.
Anna is passionate (in, ahem, a professional way) about two industries: Play and Health. As Director of Product Development at Marbles: The Brain Store's Workshop, she is fortunate to marry her most favorite pursuits by creating fun products that build better brains.
Mark Wyner is a creative professional, technologist, family man, friend, soccer addict, meditator, and scorpion catcher. He is a co-founder of Bunker, where he and his teammates collaborate with clients to design and build great things in web, mobile, wearables, automotive, and IoT.
Built in 1914 as Weeghman Park before being renamed Wrigley Field for former Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr. One of America’s classic ballparks, Wrigley is an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. If only the Cubs could take a page from the Red Sox’s recent success.
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop area of Chicago that was built to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. The centerpiece of Millennium Park is Pritzker Pavilion, a bandshell designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. And don’t neglect the lovely Anish Kapoor Cloud Gate sculpture, which resembles a giant, highly polished, silver jellybean.
Not only is it a mere hop, skip and jump from the Siskel Film Center, it also features a hella awesome collection of modern art, plus exhibits of African, Asian, Byzantine…oh, just enjoy several hours exploring, ’cause it’s worth it. Insider tip: buy your tickets online to avoid the up to 20 minute wait in the museum ticket line.
According to their website, “The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years.” Skip past the press release and just go. It’s a great place to discover new comic talent or enjoy some laughs courtesy of one of the Godfathers or Godmothers of comedy. Check out their schedule and book tickets in advance, as popular shows are known to sell out.