Jaimee has worked in the web interaction design & development industry since 1998, with emphasis on behavioral psychology-applied design for web, mobile web, iOS + Android applications, and product teams. After a 15-year, award-winning design career Jaimee successfully shifted focus from hands-on product creation to coaching and organization design through actionable examples, relatable stories, and constant experimentation in order to create more compassionate teams, more inspired individuals, and vastly improved digital products. She is very often commissioned to bring fresh leadership perspective to the table in male-dominated tech and gaming environments.
Jaimee is a professional experimenter, the mother of two girls and two cats, and the girlfriend of a shy man who likes to remain mostly anonymous. She is behind the growing “tinychallenges” movement and co-host of the new tinychallenges podcast. Across her career, she has served remarkable companies like Audi, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Disney, McDonalds, Nintendo, UNLV, Zappos, and many more.
How to get the most out of your brainstorm sessions.
Whether you're an independent developer working solo, a small indie team or working inside or with a larger entity, getting the most out of your brainstorming sessions is essential. Learn some spiffy tricks about preparing, thinking and organizing your ideas so that you're ready to rock it when it comes time to build.
Frustrations with clients or customers of our products can spawn from a host of situations. Mine often come from mis-thinkings in how/where "UX" belongs in the project lifecycle. How can we help clients understand what UX is and how it threads through a project from beginning to end?
This is your chance to shine! We'll take a quick look at several apps written by attendees with an explanation of what made the app interesting, challenging, scary, or just plain fun to write. Any attendee will be able to submit an application and the fine gerbils at CocoaConf will choose the final slate of apps.
With so many apps in the app store, what can you be thinking about to get and keep people interested in your app? Having a great concept is just the beginning. How much thinking goes into the personality and tone of your app? What about writing the error messages, alerts, calls-to-action, app descriptions or release notes?
Whether you have an app concept yet to be built, or an app that's been out for a while, Jaimee wants to share some very important considerations in design thinking, on-boarding and copywriting to help your apps become more fun, delightful and engaging experiences for your users.
With Jean MacDonaldHang out for a casual conversation about women in tech, everyone is welcome! It's an open dialogue about career paths, mentoring and building positive experiences, sure to be fun and educational.
Jaimee will talk through some common and maybe not-so-common client and team situations, and some creative solutions for how to handle things when they seem to be going every way but right.
Bring your questions, ideas, frustrations, solutions and experiences to share at this super-fun open forum style session with Jaimee.
After more than 15 years of pouring her soul and passion into making empathetic and engaging products and product teams for some of the world’s most recognized brands, and absolutely loving her work, Jaimee hit a rock-bottom career burnout. Something she never expected would happen.
In finding her way back, she began to explore what might happen if she put that same dedication she had poured into the products she made into her own life as if her life were the product she was designing and she learned some fantastic, useful skills along the way that made her life, her work and how she felt about her work, better than ever.
No matter where you may be in your career, Jaimee’s insight and experience will guide us through some familiar production processes and show us how we can turn those processes and techniques we know from the work we do every day into useful thinking and practices we can fold into our day-to-day routines to help prevent job burnout, maintain the love for what we do, and continue to grow better than ever.
Many of us have things we’d like to do in life, but somehow we never quite get around to doing many of them. Often there are too many other things we must do before we can get to the things we want to do. Life or family obligations, we don’t have the right tools, financial reasons hold us back...
In this talk, Jaimee will share some tips and tricks through stories about how she learned to get out of her own way, get inspired, work through burnout and design the life she wanted and start DOING all sorts of stuff on her life list.
Throughout her career Jaimee has held a range of roles from in-house team designer/manager/director, a partner in several agencies, an independent consultant and executive level management. Though her various job descriptions never included mention of the word “sales” she realized that across all these roles she not only had to sell her own work and ideas, but the work and ideas of her teams and colleagues, as well. It stands true that the most important skill she ever learned was how to sell.
Through stories of client interactions, fumbling and learning experiences, Jaimee will share with you her two rules of design and her “Check-Yourself Checkpoints” which have served to improve her client/team/human interactions with results that close the deal. If you interact with human beings, you won’t want to miss this talk.