Kevin Hoffman

Our good friend, Kevin M. Hoffman, is the User Experience Director at Happy Cog. And he’ll have some great examples to share in the seminar. He’s been the lead user experience strategist and information architect for clients ranging from top higher education institutions to Fortune 100 companies, including: Georgetown University, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Thomson Reuters.

Kevin’s been designing great things for some time. Prior to joining Happy Cog, Kevin built websites by developing online strategies and leading projects for colleges, universities, and non-profits in Baltimore, MD. We’ve seen him present at the IA Summit, and know there’s lots of great things to come. Kevin has been a consistent voice for intelligent communication strategies and an expert consensus builder in environments where vastly differing, passionate opinions were the norm.

He studied sociology and public policy at Duquesne University, toured the world as a lead guitarist, and has seen several hundred faces and rocked at least 93% of them.

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Kevin Hoffman

Hold Meetings That Aren't Excruciating

You’ll learn to…

  • A starter kit to run better meetings about UX, design, research, and more
  • Methods for collaborating with on-site and distributed teams
  • Techniques to facilitate creative discussions and record emerging themes
  • Fun experiments that play off how our brains work with visuals
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Kevin Hoffman

A Practical Approach to Better Project Kickoffs

You’ll learn to…

  • Make them a critical jumping-off point for your design process
  • Know where planning research, like asking the hard questions of your stakeholders can reveal the hopes and fears of your project
  • Understand how integrating good facilitation into projects from the start will better manage the dynamics that can derail your process
  • Recognize what kickoff meeting tools & techniques are effective at producing actionable outcomes
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