It’s A Great Time To Be A Designer, With Jared Spool

  • 17 Jul 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Bloomberg L.P., Room 7 MPR, 731 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
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It’s A Great Time To Be A Designer!
With Jared Spool

6:00-7:00PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00-715PM Announcements
7:15-8:30PM Presentation and Q&A
8:30-9:30PM More Networking and Refreshments

Jared Spool will talk about why designers are in high demand today and the skills that they and their organizations need to deliver great experience design. He’ll discuss the patterns that emerge as marketplaces mature and why experience design trumps the creation of new features. He’ll demonstrate what happens when the complexity of a design overtakes the users’ experience.

Expected audience: Anyone interested in designing interaction between humans and systems or products for a quality user experience.

Takeaway concept: You’ll see why organizations are valuing the best user experience professionals and what you can do to prepare your own career for their needs. Jared will show you how organizations are changing to incorporate great design and take advantage of their new team’s capabilities.

About Our Presenter

If you’ve ever seen Jared speak about usability, you know that he’s probably the most effective, knowledgeable communicator on the subject today. What you probably don’t know is that he has guided the research agenda and built User Interface Engineering into the largest research organization of its kind in the world. He’s been working in the field of usability and design since 1978, before the term “usability” was ever associated with computers.

Jared spends his time working with the research teams at the company, helps clients understand how to solve their design problems, explains to reporters and industry analysts what the current state of design is all about, and is a top-rated speaker at more than 20 conferences every year. He is also the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual User Interface Conference, is on the faculty of the Tufts University Gordon Institute, and manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time.

About Our Host

Bloomberg is the leading global provider of financial data, news and analytics. The Bloomberg Professional service and Bloomberg's media services provide real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools in a single, integrated package to corporations, news organizations, financial and legal professionals and individuals around the world.


Bloomberg's flagship professional software, 'The Terminal', is an ecosystem of tens of thousands of apps. It is a massive stream of data, news, and analysis, all delivered in milliseconds. This premier service has more than 310,000 paid subscribers in 174 countries who can't get their job done without it. Literally.

We're designing innovative and elegant solutions and we need some smart thinkers. Join our growing team:

  • Interaction Designers
  • Experienced Interaction Designers
  • Experienced Visual Designers
  • Usability Analysts
  • UX Prototypers

Win a New iPad! Not only are we hiring, we're giving away a new iPad! To enter to win, email your resume and portfolio to by Friday, July 26th. You'll be given ONE chance to win if you submit your resume; and THREE chances to win if you submit your resume + portfolio.

To learn more about our open UX positions and upcoming events, please visit:


Bloomberg Tower, Room 7 MPR
731 Lexington Avenue (between 58th & 59th)
New York, NY 10022
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