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Friday, October 14 • 10:30am - 11:15am
To Become a UX Manager... or Not? 

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As UXers look ahead in their careers, one common question they ask themselves is whether or not they should consider a management path or climb the ranks as an individual contributor. Like most things in UX, it depends…

Hear the experience of UXers at x company who have explored both paths, and are a mix of ICs and managers today. They’ll share their divergent experiences as well as considerations for why you might choose one path or the other based on personal and organizational dynamics.

In this panel discussion, we’ll cover:
  • What questions to consider in making this decision
  • Tradeoffs in management and individual contributor tracks
  • The role of player/coach
  • Evaluating your feelings about your current role
  • How pivoting may be the best thing for your career

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Berger

Jillian Berger

UXR Manager, Workiva
avatar for Susan Rice

Susan Rice

VP, User Experience, Workiva
Susan Rice leads user experience strategy, research, and design at Workiva, resulting in best-in-class user experiences to simplify complex work. She has deep expertise in enterprise, B2B, and B2C applications across many industries, particularly in high-growth organizations. Susan... Read More →
avatar for Alex Kim

Alex Kim

UX Design Manager, Workiva
Alex is a User Experience Design Manager with industry experience in fintech, beauty, health, and wellness. He supports teams that deliver outcomes for consumer experiences and enterprise-level solutions. His passion is developing teams that connect research and strategy to user and... Read More →
avatar for Dan Reineberg

Dan Reineberg

Principal UXD, Workiva
Dan has spent the better part of a decade designing in and around the Boston community. With experience designing across software, hardware and services, he has a proven track record for driving value for users and businesses alike and is dedicated to pushing great UX beyond the screen... Read More →
avatar for Molly Rempe

Molly Rempe

Lead UX Researcher, Workiva
I'm an anthropologist that has found her home in B2B SaaS product development as a UX Researcher. I'm interested in right-size research, highest ROI effort, organizational culture change, and goldilocks processes (not too little, not too much, just right). I love watching how UX-as-a-career... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Back Bay A/B