January Chapter Meeting--UX, UI and Human Centered Design; What’s the Big Deal?

January Chapter Meeting--UX, UI and Human Centered Design; What’s the Big Deal?

UX, UI and Human Centered Design; What’s the Big Deal?

Modernization digitization, process automation and reengineering projects all involve inputs and outputs. Too often the project teams focus on the inputs and outputs without considering the people who will use them. This results in confusion, stress, lost productivity and rework as people struggle to get their work done in a system that does not meet their needs. Human centered design (HCD) incorporates the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process, often resulting in a solution that both satisfies the business needs and the people who use it.

This session will explore and explain the basics of human centered design (HCD) with a focus on tools and techniques you can bring back to your daily work. We will look back at the origins of HCD, understand the current tools and industry leaders, and look forward at some of the industries and careers that are being transformed by this growing movement. Understanding HCD will impact how you look at people, problems and projects.

Come network, interact, meet experts, visit colleagues, bring a friend, discover techniques, win prizes, meet recruiters, and connect with hiring managers looking for project management professionals in the Capital District.  This will be a joint IIBA and PMI-UNY Chapter Meeting.

Presenter:  Doug Lapham

For nearly thirty years, Douglas Lapham has been helping organizations improve strategy, operations and performance. An accomplished facilitator, Mr. Lapham has run large meetings for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York Department of Transportation among others. He is student of effective meetings, presentations and storytelling.

Mr. Lapham has worked with leadership teams on 3 continents and more than forty different clients across many industries including Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Manufacturing, Publishing, Financial Services and Government. He supports organizational transformation and innovation with an emphasis on visual thinking, efficiency and clear performance measures.

He holds a Masters in Organization and Management and currently resides in Latham, NY with his wife and teenage twins.

Dinner includes Tossed Salad, Rolls, Coffee, & Dessert (NY style cheese cake with a chocolate drizzle) and Choice of Entree

  1. CHICKEN: chipotle barbecue chicken
  2. FISH: swordfish au poivre, drudged in crushed black peppercorns and sauteed and orange brandy butter
  3. BEEF: steak sandwich, potatoes lyonnaise
  4. VEG: roasted vegetable penne pasta tossed with oven roasted seasonal vegetables and pomodoro sauce

Please join us on (January 16, 2019) at The Desmond Hotel off of Albany Shaker Road, in Colonie (see directions).

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing for 2018-2019.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI UNY Chapter members; $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.

For details please contact:

Cheryl Patack, PMP - VP Programs, Mary Beth Imbarrato, PMP - 2nd VP Programs


Chris LaRocca, PMP - Program Director for Chapter Meetings


Event Properties

Event Date 01-16-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-16-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-05-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date 01-16-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price Discount for Upstate PMIUNY Member
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
Location The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
We are no longer accepting registration for this event