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Silicon Valley Speakers Series: Demystifying Information Technology – User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX)

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Friday April 22, 2022
12:00PM ET / 11:00AM CT / 10:00AM MT / 9:00AM PT




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If you are frustrated with any website navigation, just remember, it is not you! Information technology (IT) professionals have an obligation to connect with the audience through UI/UX. UI stands for user interface design.  UX stands for user experience design. While they are often distinct in scope and skills, both designs are used interchangeably and complement each other. Both emphasize a human-centered approach to solve problems.  In this session, Karen Schwartz Decker, a Senior User Researcher, will walk us through the process of UI/UX design.

Karen is a user experience researcher dedicated to developing accessible digital products so that everyone who needs information and services is able to find it quickly and easily. As a communications professional, she enjoys interviewing people and writing persuasive user-focused stories for creative solutions. Empathetic and curious, Karen ensures that continuous user feedback results in products that are useful and usable. 

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About the Silicon Valley Speaker Series: Demystifying Information Technology

Many of us have relatives or friends who work in the Information Technology (IT) industry.  The term IT has evolved over the years – from programming, data processing, automation to today’s IT.  IT is massive, and IT activities may appear mysterious to many of us. According to Gartner, a global leading research and advisory company, IT is the common term for the entire spectrum of technologies for information processing, including software, hardware, communications technologies and related services.   

Today, we live in a world that is increasingly connected.  Technology is intertwined with our daily lives. Technology makes it easier for us to stay in touch, despite the pandemic. Likewise, our personal finance and banking activities rely on technology – everything from how we bank to how we shop.  The use of technology will persist beyond the pandemic. 

Please join this Silicon Valley Speaker Series to hear the basics of IT and learn what an IT professional does on a day-to-day basis. In this speaker series, we are inviting guest speakers from the banking and/or technology industry to demystify IT – people, process and technology. This series intends to open the eyes of the curious minds and connect common technology terms to our day-to-day activities. 

Please note the speakers’ perspectives are their own and do not represent the organization they work for. 

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