Experience Summit 2020

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Experience Summit 2020

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Experience Summit is an annual opportunity to bring all Pluralsight Experience folks together so they can connect with, learn from, and inspire one another through talks,... Read more

What You Will Learn

  • MFA
  • Type-driven development
  • Productivity strategies
  • Product development, design, and discovery methods

Pre-requisites

None.

Experience Summit Sessions

This is Such a Pain: The Role of Empathy in Design

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Jul 31, 2020 / 23m

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Bad experiences. We all have them, it’s that moment we feel so frustrated we just want to shout “This is such a pain in the ***!" This is the phrase an experience designer lives for, but who really is an experience designer? The truth is, everyone in an organization is a designer and we are all more empowered when we choose to act with empathy. These painful moments signal that we need to take what we are experiencing as an opportunity to design a better outcome. When we better understand what empathy is its, what its role is in designing great experiences, and how designers and non-designers alike can apply it, we empower everyone to design amazing experiences.

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How Becoming a Spin Instructor Enhanced My UX Skills

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Jul 31, 2020 / 9m

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This talk will cover the parallels Alli Clark found from teaching spin classes and designing software experiences. It turns out that they have more in common than you might think and it comes down to remembering some basic UX principles. If you don’t know what a spin class is, then there’s even more of a reason to come and learn.

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  1. How Becoming a Spin Instructor Enhanced my UX Skills

One Diagram to Rule Them All

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Jul 31, 2020 / 11m

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Diagrams are a powerful way to communicate ideas and technical systems with others. This lightning talk with Max Krieg will focus on the importance of investing time and effort into becoming proficient at leveraging virtual diagramming tools, such as LucidChart, to help you and your team become more successful.

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Group Dynamics and Dragons: Why I Keep "Dungeon Master" on my Resume

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Jul 31, 2020 / 23m

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How can a tabletop fantasy game from the 70's influence the way we work together at Pluralsight today? Quite simply, and it's built into the system of play! Follow Alec Carson into a world where monsters are real, wizards and noble warriors fight the forces of darkness, and you learn valuable personal and teamwork skills that you can apply to situations both at your desk, and in the depths of the darkest dungeons.

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Making Your Research Captivating

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Aug 7, 2020 / 18m

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The key to building a network of users who will participate in your research efforts is by applying methods of customer development. How can you form tight-knit relationships with your users and turn them into advocates? This talk will cover recruiting tactics, various research formats, nurturing those relationships, and amplifying the research's impact on product development and the company's goals.

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You Mad? Productive Disagreement Using Instructional Design

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Aug 7, 2020 / 26m

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Have you ever walked away from a disagreement frustrated and thinking, "That went nowhere?" Or, perhaps, you’re a people leader struggling to navigate touchy subjects with your team. But let’s face it, these conversations are inevitable. In this session, Rachael Bailey will uncover parallels between the iterative process of Instructional Design and productive disagreements, so you can walk away from hard conversations with empathy and a fresh perspective.

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Designing & Kickstarting Your Skills Impact Career Vision

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Aug 7, 2020 / 34m

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In this session, Angela Payne will explore career transformation invitations as participants redesign and kickstart their professional skill impact vision using principles of user-centered design. The learning objective outline is: Exploring the Digital Transformation landscape for career transformation invitations, crafting a career transformation vision using principles of user-centered design, setting skill development goals aligned to a career transformation vision, and kickstarting skill development using speed networking.

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Why It's Hard to Actually Work at Work

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Aug 7, 2020 / 24m

24m

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Ever get your best work done on the plane? Have you wished for a 25th hour in the day so you could do what you actually wanted to do? In this session, Shibu Basuthakur talks about the barriers to productivity and specific strategies that can help everyone do more with less.

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  1. Why It's Hard to Actually Work at Work

You Have Something to Share, and You're Worthy. Delete Your Imposter Syndrome.

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Aug 14, 2020 / 28m

28m

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A lot of us have really toxic relationships with important things like "teaching" and "learning," and it holds us back. In the old days, it was easier: young apprentices learned a trade from a working, successful master, and went on to become masters in their own right. Today, we're loaded down with formal educational experiences that mask the true value of in-the-moment learning, sharing, and teaching. Learn why it's important to delete your Imposter Syndrome, realize your own worth as a human being with experiences worth sharing, and start becoming a day to day "master" to the "apprentices" that surround you in every moment of every day.

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Type-Driven Development: Designing with Types

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Aug 14, 2020 / 33m

33m

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Static types are an awesome way to model your domain in code, helping to reduce bugs and improve the design of your system. Languages from the ML family, e.g., OCaml/ReasonML, F#, Haskell, have so-called Algebraic Data Types that can express more guarantees in a more succinct way than you might be used to in a typical Java or C# type system. In this session, Justin Hewlett and Ted Monchamp will introduce the basics of Algebraic Data Types in F#, practice creating types to express a simple domain, and make invalid states trigger a compile error. No prior experience with F# or functional programming is required.

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  1. Type-Driven Development: Designing with Types

Why Even MFA?

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Aug 14, 2020 / 7m

7m

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In this session, Max Clemens will introduce MFA and pull back the covers of how it works.

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  1. Why Even MFA?