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Lessons Learned from Senior UX Researchers

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 5:00 pm PST

Online Event on Zoom

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About this Event

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of senior UX researchers? Or maybe you want to learn from other researchers’ experiences to grow your skills and define your career path?

Then join us for our virtual event on the topic of Insights and Lessons Learned from Senior UX Researchers! We will host a panel of highly-regarded UX research professionals as they discuss their experiences, advice, and insights from their research career journeys to inspire you. They will talk about:

  • What a day in their UXR work looks like

  • How they navigated their UXR career path

  • How their roles and responsibilities changed pre and during Covid-19

  • How they responded to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research

  • How they kept their UXR skills sharp and up-to-date

  • How they negotiated salary in changing markets

  • Key skills and resources for success as a design researcher

  • The joys and pitfalls of being a design researcher

  • Best piece of DO advice for people looking to follow a similar career path

  • Best piece of DON’T advice

  • And more!


We are limiting capacity to this event so register today!

Our Speakers

Kevin Liang

Kevin Liang is a UX Researcher and consultant with over 10 years of behavioral research experience from academic research at UC Berkeley and Stanford, to the UX industry at various Fortune 500 companies like Google, Uber, Volkswagen, Stubhub, and consulting startups.

He has received patents for his research, launched over 60+ products and features, and adapted research methods and processes in creative ways, all while mentoring and inspiring junior researchers to find their dream job on his YouTube channel "Zero to UX".

He is from the Bay Area, California and as a self-proclaimed “space nerd”, his claim to fame is that he predicted Pluto’s demotion as a planet when he was 8 years old.

Eileen Ellis

Eileen Ellis is a User Researcher, Strategic Designer, and Foresight Strategist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After roles at Toyota North America, BCG Digital Ventures, and SF-based startup Ridecell, she now works freelance helping clients position new ventures and evaluate existing products and services through research, strategy, and design.

In her free time, she is learning how to cook in a way that is not embarrassing to show others, and currently has a 20% success rate doing so.

Elham Ali, MPH, PMP

Elham Ali is the Founder and Principal Researcher of Elham Ali Consultancy, a firm based in Los Angeles that aims to impact public health and healthcare outcomes through evidence-based and human-centered design and research. She is also a Design Career Coach at DesignLab.

For the past 8 years, Elham has collaborated with government agencies and enterprises such as the New York State Department of Health, Boston Scientific, and Tyson Foods. With a background in EMS and project management, Elham integrates principles in trauma-informed care and social determinants of health to impact population health.

From Bahrain and the Philippines, Elham enjoys cooking various cuisines and being a cat momma to her four kitties.