RRS Radical Research Summit 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Radical Research Summit will be held on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at the Emily Carr University of Arts and Design, Vancouver, BC.

The Radical Research Summit is a one-day event that brings together over 200 researchers, UX practitioners, ethnographers, product managers and businesses. The day will focus on issues and topics that directly impact user research practice today.

Attendees will connect and learn from thought leaders in user experience research, emerging technology practitioners and world-class academic researchers. The day will provoke and inspire your team with new ideas while gaining practical and actionable insights to be more effective influencers and deliver research that has impact.

Take your research practice from good to great!

RRS Keynote Speaker

Indi Young - RRS 2018

Indi Young

Indi is a freelance researcher who writes and speaks about cognitive empathy, demographic assumptions, and software design. She is the wonder twin to data scientists.


Keynote Presentation:

Paying Better Attention to the Problem.

RRS Summit Speakers

KATHRYN BROOKSHIER
Indeed
MICHELLE CHUA
Microsoft / Mystery Dish
VIVIANNE CASTILLO
Weight Watchers
KELLY FRANZNICK
Blink UX
JENNIFER GIBLIN
ITHAKA
LAURA HEBERT
Government of British Columbia
STEVE HERBST
UI Traps
BEN KERTMAN
Behavior Change Consultant
DANIELLE KLEIN
Wealthsimple
SVETLANA KOUZNETSOVA
UX + Accessibility Consultant
LASZLO LAUFER
Uber
SAM LADNER
Ontario College of Art and Design
ANGIE MARIN
UX researcher for robotics and vr/ar games
MICHAEL MEDLOCK
UI Traps
ANISH NANGIA
eBay, Inc.
BRIAN PERONE
Facebook
SMRITI SHAKDHER
Government of British Columbia
VERONIKA SIPEEVA
Premera Blue Cross

RRS Schedule

8:30 am

Opening Remarks:

Samsung

Rock Leung, PhD, User Experience Researcher

8:40 am

Note from premium sponsor:

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

8:45 am

Keynote Presentation:

Paying better attention to the problem

Indi Young (Independent Qualitative Data Scientist)

9:35 am

The UX of class struggle

Laszlo Laufer (Uber)

10:05 am

Coffee Break

10:25 am

Skip the actionable insight: get straight to the action

Jennifer Giblin (ITHAKA), Veronika Sipeeva (Premera Blue Cross) and Kathryn Brookshier (Indeed)

11:00 am

Ethics & power: understanding the role of shame in UX research

Vivianne Castillo (Weight Watchers)

11:35 am

Prototyping and evaluating new devices, experiences, and behaviours

Michelle Chua (Microsoft / Mystery Dish)

11:55 am

Integrating behavior change science into human centered design

Ben Kertman (Behavior Change Consultant)

12:30 pm

Note from premium sponsor:

Microsoft

12:35 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Note from premium sponsor:

Facebook Research

1:35 pm

Accessibility in UX - presentation from a deaf professional

Svetlana Kouznetsova (UX + Accessibility Consultant)

2:10 pm

Rapid design and evaluating AI & voice experiences through advanced wizard of Oz prototyping

Kelly Franznick (Blink UX)

2:45 pm

Note from standard sponsor:

CGI

2:50 pm

How to deal with novelty in new technology research

Brian Perone (Facebook)

3:05 pm

Designing for data’s potential

Smriti Shakdher and Laura Hebert (Government of British Columbia)

3:20 pm

Research that's Fast and Smart: not all roads lead to interviews

Danielle Klein (Wealthsimple)

3:35 pm

Working with intuition

Anish Nangia (eBay Inc.)

3:50 pm

Robots for humanity: the role of user experience research in robot development

Angie Marin (UX research Consultant)

4:05 pm

Note from standard sponsor:

Designing for People UBC

4:10 pm

Coffee Break

4:35 pm

Note from standard sponsor:

Open Road Communications

4:40 pm

UI tenets & traps: 100 years of research in the palm of your hand

Michael Medlock (Facebook Reality Labs) and Steve Herbst (UI Traps)

5:15 pm

Being Cassandra: how to speak truth to power without losing your mind

Sam Ladner (Ontario College of Art and Design)

5:45 pm

Closing Remarks:

Spatial Research and Design Inc.

Elynn Lorimer, C.E.O.

5:50 pm

Networking Reception - Beer, Wine, Appetizers and great conversation

RRS Sponsors

We are very grateful for the support of our confirmed sponsors whose contributions make this event possible.

Premium Sponsors

Standard Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

Food and Beverage Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for companies to connect with leaders in user experience research, engage with potential new talent and share your work in the fast changing space of user experience research, design and strategy.

RRS Venue

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a learning community devoted to excellence and innovation in visual arts, media arts, and design. It's vision is to be a worldwide centre of excellence in art, design, and media education and research.

RRS Summit Organizers

This summit is organized by research practitioners from Spatial Research & Design and Blueprint UX, local UX design companies, and global technology leaders Samsung, Facebook, and mCloud. The organizers are passionate about research that inspires new ideas and improves product design/strategy.


Our goal for the summit is to strengthen the Pacific Northwest research community by sharing research approaches, methods and ideas for contributing to better human-centred product/service design.