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Hong Kong’s Daniel Szuc will feature at CanUX in 2017

April 12, 2017 by Corneliux

A great friend of our event returns in 2017.

W5: Make Meaningful Work (Designing Projects for Success)
Nov 2, 2017 1:30pm / 3.5 HRS

Being involved in doing meaningful work is something we all want. The psychiatrist Viktor Frank famously described how the innate human quest for meaning is so strong that, even in terrible circumstances, people seek out their purpose in life. Today people feel stuck on projects that have little value or sometimes described as “bullshit work”. We all get lost in the noise, speed and deliverables of the day to day work that we forget about why we are working on a project in the first place. This results in feeling purposeless, stressed, unhealthy and in a state of “sleepwalking”.

What if we could create a project ecosystem that encouraged people to thrive and relevant practices to help people do the work that matters? – where the best work felt like play and the best play felt like work.

    During this fun workshop we will learn to:

  • Define the core elements needed for projects to be successful
  • Listen to and learn from project stories to give clues on project behaviours
  • Define roles beyond job title to help a project flow
  • Document your own person qualities and best practices so you can be a guide and lead for others in well understood shared story
  • Design a plan for influencing your day-to-day work to make it more meaningful for yourself and others.

Finally, we will all discuss the importance of these daily practices with a clear intention of wellness for people, work, projects, communities and economies for an enlightened future and it will leave all of us inspired to traverse from being stuck on projects (“sleepwalking”), to flow (“sparkle”).

Speaker Bio: Daniel Szuc

In 2013 Dan became our first ever speaker from outside North America, and we’re thrilled he is returning in 2017. A regular contributor at Johnny Holland and UX Matters, Dan is the co-founder of UPA China and chair of the UX Hong Kong conference, an event quite similar to our own. Dan is also the co-founder of Apogee HK, a design research & usability services company based in Hong Kong.

He recently co-authored the book Global UX with Whitney Quesenbery, a collection of stories and distillation of insights from UX practitioners around the world showing real examples of successful UX practice. He also co-wrote The Usability Kit with Gerry Gaffney, an implementation guide providing best practices and guidelines for UX design teams.

Dan previously worked on a usability team for Telstra Australia and has lectured about UX in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, UK, and Japan. He holds a BS in Information Management from Melbourne University.

You can follow Daniel on Twitter @dszuc

Prior Presentations:

A JOURNEY TO HOLISTIC PRACTICE THINKING (UXcamp 2013)
Nov 10, 2013 11:15am / 35 min / Slides

*Image credit: Jirka Matousek and UXSG

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