UX Panel: Diversity in Design



A live-streamed panel covering Diversity in Design. Learn, connect and grow with the UX community, without leaving your home!
Monday, October 26th. 6:00 PM BST / 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

 

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In the context of Hispanic History Month celebration in the US, we bring a panel discussion with a group of amazing Latinxs design leaders. From their unique perspectives, they will discuss design leadership and career progression. They will share stories about their journeys, the opportunities and obstacles encountered, and how we all play a critical role in building more diverse and inclusive teams.

Join us for this important discussion and help us sculpt a better design community!

 

Featuring:

Azul Ceballos, McKinsey
Derek Fridman, Work&Co
Laura Jordan, JPMorgan
Alison Rand, Head of Design Operations, InVision

Hosted by: Jose Coronado, JP Morgan
 

 

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6.00PM – Event Opens – Time to Network
6.10PM – Panel Starts
6.45PM – 7.00pm – Event End – Afterparty Networking
 

Our Panelists:

Azul Ceballos, McKinsey
Azul Ceballos is a designer working on the integration of digital solutions and capability building programs. Her education is rooted in entrepreneurship, craft, and research. She holds a Fine Arts and New Media bachelor degree, further enhanced by courses in new technology and design, such as the 30 Weeks program in NYC by Google Creative Lab. Through more than a decade of design experience, she continues to evolve her design capabilities while experimenting with how a creative strategy translates a vision into a concrete solution by working together across disciplines to unlock new possibilities in our world. Her curiosity and commitment to a human-centered design approach drive her to become engaged with projects that broaden the borders of design, art, and technology.

Derek Fridman, Work&Co
Derek Fridman is partner at Work & Co, a global product design and development agency with 350 people across offices in the US, Brazil and Europe. With more than two decades of experience in CX and emerging technology, Derek specializes in rapid prototyping and design for retail environments, emerging platforms, and connected experiences.

Companies he’s launched transformative digital products for include: Google, Warner Brothers, Under Armour, Disney, Adidas, Lucasfilm, AMC, and the NBA. Prior to joining Work & Co., he served as the Chief Design Officer at Huge, overseeing the agency’s design, user experience, and innovation teams globally. Derek was born in Puerto Rico and is a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta. He is a thought leader in the digital products space, and has spoken at events such as Adweek Elevate, TEDx, SXSW, Creative Mornings, OMMA, and Digiday.

Laura Jordan, JPMorgan
Laura leads the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Technology user experience research team. This team’s qualitative research efforts produce insights to inform strategy for the digital product development process and ultimately enhance the employee experience of thousands across the globe.

While at JPMC, she has partnered with multidisciplinary teams and led and executed multiple UX research efforts spanning different functions, with methodologies ranging from in-person group workshops to remote one-on-one sessions with employees. She is passionate about fostering human-centered design, making connections, and crafting stories to illustrate problems, processes, and solutions.

Laura has a master’s degree in design research and development with a specialization in human-computer interaction and a bachelor’s degree in industrial design, both from The Ohio State University.

Alison Rand, InVision
Alison Rand is a Design Operations leader whose work combines strategic design and personnel management systems with project management expertise to enable design at scale. Currently Senior Director, Head of Design Operations at InVision. Prior to this role she was Head of Design Operations at Automattic working with John Maeda, Director of Program Management at frog and Director of Program Planning at Hot Studio (acquired by Facebook). Her passion is to create cross-disciplinary teams and environments with operational structures that enable them to pursue the best creative work of their lives.

Jose Coronado, JP Morgan
Jose Coronado is the VP and Head of DesignOps at JPMorgan. He helps UX teams amplify their impact and companies maximize the business value of investing in design. His work includes projects with organizations like McKinsey, Accenture, Aquent, Bain Capital and AIG among others. Jose’s career includes leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies like ADP, Oracle and AT&T. He is the managing editor of Design Impact a digital publication where he shares leadership lessons from emerging and established design leaders around the world. Jose earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Kansas.


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