Renowned guest lecturer Cheryl D. Miller Holmes in Kristina Lamour Sansone’s Language of Design class next week! Everyone from the Lesley community are welcome to attend (students, faculty, staff & alumni). . Cheryl D. Holmes Miller Lecture and Q&A on Zoom Monday, September 14 8:00am – 10:30am EST . If interested, please contact: Kristina at firstname.lastname@example.org . Cheryl D. Holmes Miller is an American graphic designer and artist. She is known for her contributions to racial and gender equality in the graphic design field. You can learn more about Miller’s significant contributions to design here.
Monday, August 31, 2020 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Eastern Time
So, you want to work in UX? What kind of UX job are you looking for (agency, freelance, software, enterprise, etc.)? In this meetup, you’ll swap stories and learn from others who’ve successfully made the transition to a career in UX. Which skills are transferrable? How do you acknowledge your past experiences while demonstrating new skills? What’s the biggest challenge to breaking into your first role? Come prepared to share your own background, goals, and interests and learn from others who’ve already made the transition.
Panelists share their past and current experiences
Join MIT Libraries and students from MIT DUSP and MIT Architecture for the “BIPOC Design Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” August 17 – 21. During this weeklong series of events, participants will create new pages and edit existing ones for Black, Indigenous, People of Color designers in the built environment. No experience editing wikipedia is necessary to attend and participate! . This event is part of the “BIPOC Design Archive Project,” a digital archive of Black, Indigenous, People of Color designers in the built environment. This summer, students across the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and MIT Libraries have joined forces to create this resource, initially focused on the U.S., that highlights those who have made—and continue to make—contributions to design in education and in practice. . For more information and registration visit bit.ly/BIPOCdesignreg . Questions? Contact email@example.com or Kai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello new, transfer, and returning Design students! Make sure to register for your fall 2020 classes if you haven’t yet. It is important to enroll in classes to ensure that you are able to get a schedule that you are happy with. If you have any questions about your fall schedule, or web registration in general, email Heather Shaw or your academic advisor.
@buildforblacklives has projects that are seeking pro-bono design services for Black-owned businesses. The organization has experience running hackathons that bring together Computer Science majors with other disciplines. See information below if you are interested in viewing their open projects.
From their website: “Build for Black Lives is a platform built to connect anti-racist individuals with activists, organizers, and Black-owned businesses to provide pro bono work creating websites, apps, graphics, social media content, data visualizations, and other projects. Our aim is to provide pro-bono services as a means of working towards justice and reparations for a community that has been systematically oppressed, exploited, and underserved by the tech and design industries.
Build for Black Lives was created by HackBeanpot, a 501(c)(3), Boston-based hackathon that aims to build a diverse, inclusive, learning-focused tech community. Given that racism has long been an issue in the tech space, we started this platform to bring the anti-racist tech community together to take action to support Black lives and fight white supremacy.”
Where does UX sit and what does it “look like” within an organization? In this session, our panelists, many of whom work with teams distributed around the planet, will share how their teams are structured and how UX works with other team members. They’ll touch upon the methods that they use, and how the team set up reflects that.
Jesse Kaddy, Associate Director, Experience Design (UX, UI), Wayfair (Internet Retail company: where product teams are organized into “super-pods”)
Mary Lee, UX Manager, NetApp (Hardware company: where the UX team is distributed)
River Brandon, 2VP of Design in Traveler’s Enterprise CX team (Insurance company: how teams are set up in enterprises, UX & SaFE)
Jonathan Lupo, Head of Experience Design, North America, EPAM/Continuum (Global agency: End-to-end services that combines business and innovation strategy, experience design, technology consulting and best-in-class software engineering to deliver results on a global scale.)
Adamya Ashk, Senior Director, Digital Transformation & Design Strategy, Accenture Interactive/Fjord (Global agency: We design Experiences that make people’s lives better by reimagining industries, value propositions, products, services and operating models.)