Location: Sheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2
Date: Sep 5th, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Topic: User Experience &Usability Strategist - How to design products that create a more sustainable user experiences.
Speaker: Ms. Kem-Laurin Kramer
Abstract: The design of products that are ecologically sound and conscious now affects designers of all shades, as new regulations are driving this, alongside consumer demands. Whether you are designing software, product, or buildings, this talk will provide the basics on how you can become engaged in designing with conscience.
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Biography: Kem-Laurin Kramer is a User Experience Strategist, Innovator and Dreamer of Solutions. She has worked in a number of market vertical including Mobile, Web Design, Logistics & Assembly, Energy & Automation, Information & Communication Networks, Medical Imaging & Health Information Systems (Financial & Clinical), to name a few. More recently, she has been engaged with GIS, Courts & Justice, Permitting, Licensing and Compliance, and Freedom of Information in the space of citizen centric solutions.
Kem-Laurin is also a pioneer of formal User Experience research practice at Research in Motion (makers of the Blackberry), championing the building of the company's first ever Usability lab and subsequent growth of the practice at the company.
Prior to her current roles, she has worked with Siemens USA & Germany, in the field of Medical, Logistics, Automation, and Telecom, where she used her unique background in media, usability and communications to drive this practice through a growth period. Today she works as a UX Consultant and occasionally speaks at local events on the topic of user experience and sustainability. Apart from being active in local User Experience community, extolling the virtues of embracing Sustainability UX analytic practices, Kem-Laurin has also given lectures and talks at local universities, as well as written for Johnny Holland UX Magazine. She has also co-authored a chapter in "Usability and Internationalization of Information Technology: Travel Planning on the Web: A Cross-Cultural Case Study."
She is passionate about sustainable design and in her spare time, she spends time writing, adores gardening, renovating, and spending time with friends and family.