The New New Hire

A session at IA Summit 2013

Saturday 6th April, 2013

10:15am to 11:00am (EST)

Empathic. Collaborative. Constructive. Fast. These are just some of the words that today’s hiring managers use to describe the new New Hire. As our mediums change, so do our expectations for information architects and user experience designers. As screens shrink, our expectations for new New Hires grow.

There is an increasing need for UX professionals, however, universities are not producing the types of graduates that industry can easily hire. The paradox is that there’s a gap in what’s currently taught at universities and the practical needs of industry.

Based on Jared Spool’s and my primary research with hiring UX managers from across the United States, this practical session will focus on:

Current marketplace needs. Current educational trends. How to change to make sure we meet the demand of this new, expanding marketplace.
We can create the next generation of UX professionals by collaborating with industry and education. In fact, the future of our discipline depends on it.

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Jared M. Spool

Exploring the boundaries of User Experience and United's Customer Service. Founder @UIE, Co-founder @CenterCentre. Thank you for encouraging my behavior! bio from Twitter

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42 attendees

  • Samantha Bailey
  • Aaron Irizarry
  • Alicia Raciti
  • Adriana Machado
  • Amanda Schonfeld
  • Amy (Jimenez) Marquez
  • Natalie Kurz
  • Brian Hoffman
  • Dan B.
  • Carrie Hane
  • Catharine Robertson
  • Cathy Galecki
  • chad Q martin
  • Dave Burke
  • Dave Peterson
  • David Sparks
  • Elena Babenko
  • Eric Bell
  • Erin Junge
  • Marko Mrdjenovič
  • Gabi Moore
  • Giles Colborne
  • Greg Lawson
  • Julia Finkelstein
  • Jaimi J.J. Kercher
  • Jared Spool
  • Katie
  • Kevin M. Hoffman
  • martijn van loon
  • christian crumlish
  • David Whittle
  • Matt Moore
  • Beth Walsh Zuniga
  • Naoko Kawachi
  • Nichole Pineau
  • Paul McAleer
  • John Cruice
  • Samara
  • Sanchit Gupta
  • Sandra Lloyd
  • Sarah Deighan
  • Whitney Hess

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Time 10:15am11:00am EST

Date Sat 6th April 2013


Harborside Ballroom D, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

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Books by speaker

  • Web Anatomy
  • User-Centered Web Site Development

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