Our Next DFW Event: A Conversation with Karen Holtzblatt

Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Capital One, 8036 Dominion Parkway, Plano, TX  75024



Karen Holtzblatt is known in the UX world for introducing InContext’s unique customer-centered design approach, Contextual Design. She knows what it takes to be successful in the world of technology as a consultant, and has proven her skills in persuading technology and business geeks to see how their products and services impact the way people work. Karen has pioneered transformative ideas and design approaches throughout her career, most recently seen in her Cool Project exploring users’ experiences of cool products and the rapidly changing role of technology in people’s lives. Her new book coming out in 2016 will update her original classic Contextual Design book to include the new techniques needed to help make your products cool.


Most recently Karen has turned her attention to the challenges women face in technology companies. The Women in Tech Project focuses on understanding why women leave their tech jobs mid-career.  As more women enter the field, many simply don’t stay to break the glass ceiling. In 2014 as part of giving a course at Stanford, Karen ran a preliminary study collecting the stories and experiences of successful women with jobs in engineering, user experience, product management, and research. The result is a framework for understanding what matters to women in their work experience. Karen is now expanding the research and talking to groups of technology women to share the insights and stimulate action.

Karen will do a brief overview of the research on women and then engage the group in a discussion. Bring your questions to ask Karen about her work and experience and share your experience in our industry.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from an amazing leader in the design community and engage in some socializing and networking with other UX Professionals!

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