The Five Most Dangerous Ideas
There are truths about how the world works that creatives don’t like to talk about. We get angry and frustrated when we’re not granted the power we think we deserve, but there are often good reasons the world works ‘against us.’ This session takes these ideas head on, from how power truly works, to our unavoidable dependence on salesmanship skills, so we can convert them from frustrations into practical behaviors for empowerment and achieving our dreams at work.
Creative Thinking Hacks
Scott will simultaneously demystify creative thinking, provide tips and tricks for finding ideas, provoke wild opinions and comical rants, and explore how to become more powerful at the creative aspects of your work and life.
The top ten mistakes UX people make
UX professionals worry about the wrong things: methods and techniques, despite how little of our impact hinges on extending our already well developed expertise. This fun, entertaining and interactive talk will share a fresh, entertaining, yet tough perspective on why we succeed or fail, and what we can do differently to make the changes we want to happen, to happen now.
Why Designers Fail and What to Do About It
All those who participate in design, from interaction designers to usability engineers, fall victim to the same kinds of challenges when trying to bring good design into the world. From politics, to hubris, to downright incompetence, what can we learn by examining the causes of our failures? Scott thinks we can learn everything, much more than studying our successes. This talk, explores why designers fail and offers advice on how to learn from and triumph in the face of these situations.
How Progress Happens: Leading the Human Side of Change
Talking about change is easy – making change happen in most organizations is ridiculously hard. But there are things we can learn from the history of technology, political revolution and change, and there is a playbook we can reuse to help us avoid easy mistakes and seemingly popular, but actually self-defeating approaches. This fun, interactive and entertaining talk will prime you for leading change, enhancing your skills for motivating, and making change happen in your world.