BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//New Media Manitoba - ECPv5.2.0//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:New Media Manitoba X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for New Media Manitoba BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Winnipeg BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20200308T080000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20201101T070000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20201127T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20201127T140000 DTSTAMP:20201019T234501 CREATED:20201009T184830Z LAST-MODIFIED:20201016T160322Z SUMMARY:UX: User Research with Sara Fortier DESCRIPTION:In this four-part training series\, design strategist Sara Fortier will give participants an introduction to user research\, data analysis\, and the best tools and techniques to turn research findings into actionable and innovative insights for business. Each two-hour session will consist of a mini-lecture and interactive workshop\, where participants will dive into a specific element of human-centered design and research. \nThe four sessions are scheduled as follows: \nSession 1: User Research\nNovember 19th\, 12:00-2:00pm CST \nSession 2: Developing User Personas\nNovember 20th\, 12:00-2:00pm CST \nSession 3: Journey Mapping\nNovember 26th\, 12:00-2:00pm CST \nSession 4: Turning Insights into Opportunities\nNovember 27th\, 12:00pm-2:00pm CST \n  \nA webinar link will be sent one day before the event. \n  \nSession 1 will introduce participants to User Research\, including research objectives\, planning\, and recruitment\, and the best ethnographic research methods to use and when to use them\, including in-depth interviews\, contextual observations\, diary studies\, and surveys. \nSession 2 will teach participants how to develop a set of User Personas based on the data collected through user research. This session will explore what personas are and why they are useful\, and how to build\, visualize\, and effectively apply user personas in the workplace.  \nSession 3 will teach participants how to develop Journey Maps based on the data collected through user research. This session will explore what journey maps are and how to use them to identify gaps in customer/user experience. Participants will learn the critical components of a successful journey map\, and how to build one.  \nSession 4 will build on the previous three sessions by demonstrating to participants how user research and powerful design tools (like User Personas and Journey Maps) can be utilized to pinpoint insights and areas for opportunity/innovation\, which can then be transformed into actionable recommendations and roadmaps.  \n  \nLearning outcomes for this training series will include: \n\nAn understanding of the best user research methods for UX related projects.\nAn understanding of how to create and utilize User Personas to build empathy for users and ensure a better overall user/customer experience.\nAn understanding of how to create and utilize Journey Maps to identify gaps and areas for opportunity and improve customer/user experience.\nThe ability to identify pain points and areas for opportunity in your service/product delivery and/or user experience.\nThe ability to create actionable recommendations and roadmaps for the future based on research insights\n\n  \n\nPresenter Bio: Sara Fortier is a design strategist and the CEO and founder of Outwitly Inc. – a service design consultancy that aims to transform organizations and customer experiences through leading edge design and research methods. She is an expert in ethnographic research methods\, workshop facilitation\, design-thinking\, and human-centered approaches to innovation. Prior to founding Outwitly\, Sara gained invaluable experience working in Silicon Valley for Fortune 500 clients such as Apple\, AT&T\, and Microsoft. She is also the former User Experience Director for one of the top ten media companies in the United States where she led the consumer products design and research teams.\n\n  \nTransitioning from her experience in the high-tech world\, she now helps organizations in both the public and private sectors to improve their user and customer experiences by applying the same human-centered and innovative practices used in product and service development. Her areas of expertise include designing for digital services in high-tech\, government\, healthcare\, and education.\n\n  \nSara received a Master of Interdisciplinary Design and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Carleton University. She continues to work closely with the University as a sessional lecturer on UX design and advisor to the School of Industrial Design on all matters of design strategy\, service design\, and user research. URL: LOCATION:Virtual\, Winnipeg CATEGORIES:Business Development,Livestream,Promoted Event,Training,Webinar ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: ORGANIZER;CN="New%20Media%20Manitoba" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20201028T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20201028T190000 DTSTAMP:20201019T234501 CREATED:20201009T185902Z LAST-MODIFIED:20201015T170236Z SUMMARY:Network Speaker Series - Katerina Cizek DESCRIPTION:You won’t want to miss the next installment of our popular Network Speaker Series. Katerina Cizek\, the artistic director and co-founder of the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab is going to be joining to share details on her latest project.  \nKaterina co-authored Collective Wisdom\, a field study based on 166 interviews. This project includes alternatives to a singular authorial vision\, occurs within communities\, across disciplines and sometimes involves algorithms. \nIn this session\, she’ll explore how co-creative methodologies help make a more equitable and just world.  \nWhen: 6pm – 7pm\, October.28th\nWhere: Virtual\nThe webinar is free to attend but you must register. \nTo give you a sense of the incredible work Katerina has been a part of check-out HIGHRISE and Filmmaker-in-Residence.\n \nBoth community-based and globally recognized\, these two ground-breaking long-form digital projects garnered a Peabody award\, a World Press Photo Prize\, 3 Canadian Screen Awards\, amongst others\, as well as international critical acclaim. \n  \nRegister Today \n  URL: LOCATION:Virtual\, Winnipeg CATEGORIES:Livestream,Promoted Event,Webinar ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: ORGANIZER;CN="New%20Media%20Manitoba" END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR