The UX Strategy Blueprint, with Jim Kalbach

  • 09 Jun 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • ADP, 135 W 18th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10011
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The UX Strategy Blueprint

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In the user experience community we love tools to help map the process toward designing elegant and useful solutions. Enter Jim Kalbach’s UX Strategy Blueprint. It is a tool that aligns teams with the necessary guiding principles to overcome challenges that feed into effective planning work. This repeatable framework for decision-making is essential for UX teams.

While UX strategy is commonly perceived as a fuzzy topic of discussion Jim takes us through a concrete approach by defining what is and what is not strategy based on corollary methods in other fields. Instead of a process fueled with pipe dreams and personal opinions you will now have a map that grounds company’s business goals to actionable detailed-level team implementation.

Meet Jim Kalbach

Jim Kalbach is a noted author, speaker, and instructor in user experience design, information architecture, and strategy. He has consulted large companies, such as eBay, Audi, SONY, Elsevier Science, Lexis Nexis, Citrix and more. Jim also held the title the Head of Information Architecture with Razorfish, Germany, and was UX Strategist at USEEDS, an design and innovation agency in Berlin. Jim holds a master’s degree in library and information science and a master’s degree in music theory and composition, both from Rutgers University.

Before returning to the US in 2013 after living for fifteen years in Germany, Jim was the co-founder and long-time organizer of the European Information Architecture conferences. He also co-founded the IA Konferenz, a leading UX design event in Germany. Previously Jim was an assistant editor with Boxes and Arrows, a prominent journal for user experience information. He has also served on the advisory board of the Information Architecture Institute in 2005 and 2007.

Jim’s main creative outlet outside of work is music; he plays jazz bass in jam sessions and combos in Jersey City, where his currently lives. His German-born wife, Nathalie, is a well-known mixed media artist. In 2007 Jim published his first full-length book, Designing Web Navigation (O’Reilly, 2007). He blogs at

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