November and December PANMA Events

Here’s a Save-the-Dates reminder:
– PANMA’s November 20th event features Linda Daniels and Nick Floro, speaking on designing and prototyping
– Our amazing holiday party will happen on Thursday, December 4th! We’ll be at Buffalo Billiards, 118 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106.

We’ll be posting details and sign-up links soon, but we wanted you to be able to mark your calendars now, so you won’t miss either of these great evenings with PANMA!

UX Design & Management: Learning to Work As A Team


Today, the profession of Design enjoys media coverage and public awareness unimagined only twenty years ago. While this coverage tends to focus on explicit design philosophies and techniques, little attention is paid to the effect that management has had on the practice and product of Design. Our presenter, Stephen Megargee, will look at some creative approaches and methods that managers can adopt, in order to address the distinguishing characteristics of designers.

Steve Megargee stumbled haphazardly into his career and was soon designing graphics for Swatch Watch, Michael Jackson, Metallica and Pink Floyd, to name only a few of many pop artists. Too soon after learning how to write HTML code, he was swept up in the dot-com boom when recruited by CDnow, as a creative director. Now Steve is currently the managing director of Aquent Studios, where he leads a large team that meets design and project management needs at Merck Pharmaceuticals. To learn more about Steve you can find him here: http://www.megargee.net/, www.linkedin.com/stephen-megargee and @tallmyopicguy

Event Details:

Location: University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Room: F60
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm. Event runs 6:00 – 7:30pm. Networking until 8:00pm.

Register: http://panma.eventbrite.com

This event is free, thanks to our sponsors!