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DevConf.us 2019 is the 2nd annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Thursday, August 15 • 16:40 - 17:25
Improve UX with proactive and reactive design

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The expectation of Open Source software is changing quickly. In the past, providing reactive design was perceived as just doing enough to make products more usable. With today's competitive landscape of Open Source products, teams are bringing more proactive user experience design into their projects. 

Reactive design results in fixing problems based on decisions which have already been made or implemented. Proactive design involves a more holistic approach to solving challenges, and contributing better designs to improve the overall product usability. In this session we will be talking about why and when it's important to address each type of design, as well as some lessons learned.

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Serena Chechile Nichols

Red Hat
Serena is the DevTools UXD Lead in the centralized UXD group at Red Hat. She strives to increase the UX maturity level of the product portfolio. Serena is responsible for driving design consistency as well as evangelizing and contributing to PatternFly.
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Colleen Hart

Senior Interaction Designer, Red Hat
I am an interaction designer in the centralized user experience design (UXD) Group at Red Hat. I am responsible for driving design consistency on OpenShift products as well as evangelizing and contributing to PatternFly.

Thursday August 15, 2019 16:40 - 17:25 EDT
Metcalf Small GS Union, BU