IxDA Vancouver

Careers of Tomorrow Event

by Haig Armen. Average Reading Time: almost 2 minutes.

Come and talk about your career with Stephen Anderson, Kaleem Khan and Abby Covert. Listen to three UX professionals talk about how they have directed their careers throughout their lives. Are you interested in learning about how to find work as an Experience Designer today and where careers in UX may evolve in the future. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion.

Stephen P. Anderson
Stephen P. Anderson is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant based out of Dallas, Texas. He created the Mental Notes card deck, a tool that’s widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design. He’s also of the author of the book Seductive Interaction Design, which answers the question: “How do we get people to fall in love with our applications?” Between public speaking and project work, Stephen offers workshops and training to help organizations manage creative teams, create interactive visualizations, and design better customer experiences.


Kaleem Khan
As a strategist, consultant and researcher, Kaleem helps global companies, agencies, startups and governments create great experiences and solve complex problems. Over two decades, he has worked with clients that include leaders in consumer electronics, mobile technology, Internet services, software, health care, financial services, telecom and security. Kaleem is a frequent speaker at international conferences on topics related to user experience, design and strategy, including the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and is an industry advisor to Ryerson University, OCAD University sLab. Kaleem leads the UX Irregulars, the largest user experience design professionals’ group in Canada; founded the UX Book Club Toronto.


Abby Covert
Abby Covert is a staff information architect at Etsy. She specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process and teaching those that she works with along the way. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities. She is the author of “How to Make Sense of Any Mess” a book about information architecture for everybody. She also holds credit for the invention of World IA Day.


Here are the slidedecks from Stephen and Abby’s talks:
Stephen Anderson’s Career Talk
Abby Covert’s Career Advice