Three professionals from the world of emerging tech will discuss workplace trends, tools and methods followed by a brief Q+A.
About this Event
Join the Design Internship Program, XD Roundtable and DePaul Digital Media Ties for an exciting panel of design professionals to explore the latest tools, best practices and growing trends in the field of emerging technology.
From artificial intelligence to blockchain and virtual reality, the ever-expanding world of future technology is an exciting place. Through this panel, students will learn from three alumni currently working in the field about how their experience at DePaul University helped shape their career path and what guides them in the process. Along with the latest emerging tech.
The discussion will be moderated with time to allow for Q & A following the panel presentation. We encourage all students interested in technology and futures to attend. For those looking to grow their interest and learn more about emerging tech and speculatives this will be a terrific starting point! Please RSVP to reserve your seat today.
UX Design Lead – PwC
After studying Computer Science at Notre Dame (2014), Amelia Bauer went on to pursue a Masters degree in HCI at DePaul (2020). She’s now the UX Design Lead at PwC’s Emerging Technology Lab. While design disciplines vary based on projects, Amelia enjoys working with Principle to build microinteractions and animation into her work. Staying up on the latest trends is demanding and school presents its own challenges, Bauer recommends students, “take the time to invest in self-learning!”
Vice President of User Experience – Flexera
As the Vice President of User Experience at Flexera, Niketa Jhaveri delivers 20+ years of UX leadership. That means guiding her team through complicated problems and turning them into seamless elegant designs. Since earning her MS in HCI from DePaul University in 2011, Jhaveri has worked at places like Microsystems and GE while picking up executive certifications from Harvard Business School. For Niketa, design is more than a department, it’s a muscle. She tells students to, “find your UX GRIT and follow it through!”
Senior Interaction Designer – Flexera
Senior Interaction Designer Ashley Rossiaky channels inspiration from multiple sources when crafting products at Flexera because the total experience requires thinking beyond a single impression. After completing her Masters in HCI from DePaul University in 2020, Rossiaky has continued to hone her interest in enterprise systems. She maintains that the real-world can require some digging and encourages students to, “remain curious for your entire career and don’t be afraid to ask questions.” With the right timing, your inquiries can help gain respect from co-workers.