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UX is Dead/Long Live UX! EPIC Debate Club

September 18, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

Free for EPIC Members

(Time in AEST: September 18, 8:30–9:30 am)

Virtual Session

Provocateur, Moderator, and Referee: Elizabeth Churchill, Senior Director of UX, Google

Part serious, part social, and 100% fun—we’re tackling urgent developments in this long-standing EPIC debate about the nature and future of UX. We shall divide into teams, develop our talking points, and have a jolly battle! Judges shall award points and winners will have bragging rights. (The debate, of course, will live on).

Elizabeth Churchill is a Senior Director of UX at Google. With a background in psychology, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science, she draws on social, computer, engineering, and data sciences to create innovative designer, developer and end-user applications and services. She has also been a champion of ethnography and the EPIC community since it was founded in 2005. Elizabeth has built research and design teams at Google, eBay, Yahoo, PARC, and FujiXerox; she is past Executive Vice President of ACM and an ACM Fellow, Distinguished Scientist, Distinguished Speaker, and Co-Editor in Chief of ACM’s Interactions magazine, the foremost publication in all applied research related to human computer interaction (HCI) and user experience (UX). Elizabeth has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, in conferences, and in magazines; co-edited 5 books; and co-authored 2 books (Foundations for Designing User Centered Systems, and Designing with Data). She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and the University of Stockholm. In 2016, she received a Citris-Banatao Institute Award Athena Award for Women in Technology for her Executive Leadership.


September 18, 2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Free for EPIC Members