Whit Hour is an open office hour where independent User Experience consultant Whitney Hess answers many of the emails she receives around going freelance, how to transition to UX, life in NYC, and her thoughts on the overlap between real life and UX practice. Whitney doesn’t prepare topics for her conversations and takes questions as they come from the chat room which, in this case, will be you the audience! Come prepared with any questions you might have for Whitney as we relax with her after her presentation at the Wharton UI Conference.
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM (Social time & Announcements from 6-6:30)
Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton)
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
There will be light snacks and drinks provided.
About our Speaker
Whitney Hess is a user experience design consultant based in New York City. She helps make stuff easy and pleasurable to use. Whitney consults primarily with startups, most notably Boxee, House Party, NeedFeed, and RedStamp. In addition, she has collaborated with Happy Cog on projects for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Scientific American.
Prior to going independent, Whitney was on the design team at Liquidnet, an international financial software company. Previously, she was an interaction designer at Digitas and Tribal DDB, where her clients included American Express, The New York Times, Allstate, Claritin, Tropicana, and EarthLink.
Whitney received a Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and a Bachelor’s in Professional Writing and HCI, both from Carnegie Mellon University. She writes about improving the human experience on her blog, Pleasure and Pain.
About our Sponsor
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 4,800 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 86,000 graduates.
As an strategic asset of the Wharton School, Wharton Computing provides the technology resources and environment to promote the creation and dissemination of knowledge.