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!

PANMA’s September 25th Event
Copying: The Practical and Legal Considerations for Designers and Developers

Join PANMA for the first event of the new season!

taney_94x94Coders, programmers, UX professionals, and design professionals in all media must address the issue of the limits of permissible “copying.” Depending on the nature, origin and quality of the “source” material, different and multiple dimensions of intellectual property protection may apply. In addition, apart from formal, statutory IP protection, contractual considerations may affect a designer’s leeway to “borrow” or “take inspiration” from others’ work. Frank Taney, PANMA board member and principal of Taney Legal LLC (www.taneylegal.com, @taneylegal and @scarylawyer), will discuss the practical and legal considerations of which designers and developers must be aware in performing their services, as well as some practical steps for avoiding or mitigating risks arising from these considerations.

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Location: Univ. of PA Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
Room: F60.
Time: Doors open at 5:30. Program from 6pm – 7:30. Networking until 8pm.

Register: panma.eventbrite.com

This program is free, thanks to our sponsors!