About This Project
BiographyRobert plays a leadership role in the design community through his teaching, work and research. He is currently Chair of the Department of Art and Design, Coordinator of the Design Studies program and Assistant Professor at MacEwan University with a teaching focus in user experience design (UXD). Previous to his appointment at MacEwan, Robert taught part-time as a sessional instructor for 12 years at the University of Alberta teaching a range of courses such as design fundamentals, design research, design issues and interaction design. During this time, Robert worked for the federal government as a user experience designer until 2006 and since then has run his own digital design company, Big Pixel Creative creating websites and apps for government organizations and non-profits. Most recently, Robert was elected to the board of Digital Alberta, an industry association focused on making digital a top-three driver of Alberta’s GDP. Additionally, Robert was co-chair organizing UX Edmonton’s annual conference, UX Camp. Robert’s Masters and current research is about the philosophy of design, specifically, how design bridges the gap between engineering, social science and the arts and the role design theory plays in providing a strong foundation for design education and practice.
The Current State and Future of UXFeaturing: Jennifer Hogan, Vinciane de Pape, Kyle Peatt, David Hogue, Robert Andruchow (host)
Panel OverviewIncreasingly, UX is more than just one product…app or website. As the needs we put on screens are constantly evolving, we are challenged to adapt.
What are some of the fundamental concepts we can apply to our work by perceiving how Canadians interact with the experiences around us? Join this panel as we discover the different flavours of UX in our own province, the demand on UX in the country, and how we can explore and model a future we want to live in.