2016-02-24 UXers are from Mars, BAs are from Venus


January event kicked 2016 off in style when four great Ottawa startups told us about their respective technologies and professional journeys at our ever popular Startup Showcase. For February, we’re going to focus on an aspect of the business side of design. Cornelius Rachieru, well known as the founder and co-chair of CanUX, will present “UXers are from Mars, BAs are from Venus“, first presented at Interaction South America 2015.

We’re moving back upstairs to our usual spot on the newly renovated 3rd floor at The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill this month, so there won’t be any issues with space this time around. Doors open at 6:00pm for networking and the event starts at 6:30pm. There will be free appetizers and our partners at The Fox & Feather will provide attendees with a 10-percent discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks. We invite you to stick around for some high quality post-event networking.

Date: Wednesday February 24th, 2016 (New date/time)
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; presentations begins at 6:30 pm
Place: The upstairs room on 3rd floor at The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Registration (Free!): We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-event-uxers-are-from-mars-bas-are-from-venus-tickets-21015274251

Presentation Synopsis:

“UXers are from Mars, BAs are from Venus”

Looking back at my 15+ year career in user experience, I found that the relationship between UX professionals and business analysts (BAs) is a great indicator of whether a project will be successful or not. This presentation will look at the mutual perception between BA and UX teams, the historical source of their differences, the best ways to start tackling projects together, and why UXers should not (usually) loose arguments over design decisions with BAs (this may have something to do with Jedi mind tricks).

Speaker bio:

Cornelius Rachieru is Managing Director and UX Lead at Ampli2de Inc. and is co-chairing CanUX, Canada’s largest annual UX event.

Over the past 15 years, he specialized in managing large enterprise scale transformational UX projects (while leading the UX practices at Deloitte Canada and Shaw Communications) as well as providing guidance to senior management / board of directors with respect to overall UX strategy and implementation.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Wednesday, February 24th, 6:00 pm in the newly renovated upstairs room on the 3rd floor at the The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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