UX Lightning Talks aims to bring Toronto’s design community together to explore and share ideas around user-centred design. This group is for anyone currently working in design or for those interested in the field. If you’re are excited to learn first-hand from practitioners about the latest trends, technologies, and discoveries in this exciting field, sign up today!
How is it going to work?
Each talk will feature 10 minute presentations + 5 minutes of Q&A. We’ll bring in a diverse collection inspired designers from Toronto. Every meetup will be different and unique because it’s all about the amazing speakers.
Our goal is to source inspired designers to share what they’re working on, new tools they are using, and exciting projects they’re building.
Ella Espinoza, Head of Design at Dot Health
Ella Espinoza is a queer Latina product designer with a background in art direction. In the last 8 years she has focused on building digital experiences across web and mobile, as well as lead design teams in small agency settings and large billion-dollar companies such as Kik. She is currently head of design at Dot Health, a digital health records startup.
Kelly Dyer, Director of Software at Synaptive Medical
Kelly is the Director of Software at Synaptive Medical, bringing 17 years of product development experience in both the medical and technology sectors. Before joining Synaptive, Kelly was a Development Manager at Dell, developing large-scale monitoring solutions for Smart Grid and Industrial wireless monitoring. Currently, Kelly is responsible for Synaptive’s UX team and has been involved in the launch of many of the company’s current products. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from University of Waterloo and continues to be a strong advocate for Co-Operative education programs.
Athina Santaguida, Designer & Researcher at Healthcare Human Factors
Athina has been using design research to tackle complex challenges for the last 9 years. From re-imagining the experience of receiving chemotherapy at the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City, to developing solutions to improve surgical safety and innovate patient education at the University Health Network in Toronto. With a background in service design from Parsons School of Design, Athina takes a big picture approach to make sense of the convoluted world of healthcare. In addition to her role at Healthcare Human Factors, she is currently pursuing a part-time Masters degree at OCAD University in Design for Health.
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