SG Geek Girls Meetup – Anatomy of a UX Practitioner

SG Geek Girls

Meetup – Anatomy of a UX Practitioner (the user research edition)
Why are user experience practitioners able to translate user problems to usable design? Do they have bionic sensing abilities? What is the magical blend of traits and temperaments that makes a great UX-er?

Samantha Yuen interviewed 20 UX practitioners, researchers and ethnographers worldwide and uncovers some surprises that may cause you to re-evaluate your assumptions about the profession. She will also share her process for this study – from designing questions to identifying insights.
Expect an interactive session – boys welcome too! (Bring a girl along!)

Date: 7 Nov 2013
Time: 7PM – 830PM
Venue: The Co, 75

High Street

Speaker for this Meetup: Samantha Yuen

Pork fat fireworks in your mouth. The unexpected pleasure of an oozy deep-fried egg. Why shouldn’t our digital experiences be as memorable? Like a great chef, Sam is on a quest to hone her craft and be of the team that serves up a feast for the senses.


Currently Regional UX Researcher and team of one at PropertyGuru, Sam has 6 years under her belt working with organisations such as Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Infocomm Development Authority and SingTel to improve the user experience and content of websites, intranets and apps.


Before becoming a tenacious champion of the customer, Sam trained in hospitality management. She is fascinated by human behaviour, loves traveling by train and derives as much satisfaction designing for service as she did


Anatomy of a UX Practitioner (the user research edition)
+Unexpected qualities that great UX-ers possess
+Structuring a research plan, asking the right questions
+Tips for user interviews, identifying insights