Jen Blatz

Jen Blatz speaking at UX Copenhagen 2023


Spontaneous Talks Frameworks WORKSHOP
People love stories. We are told time and time again the value of storytelling when we present our UX work. But this is a workshop about Spontaneous Talks Frameworks (STF for short). These are a bit different from your traditional fairy tale that follows the arc and structure of a story. STF may not have a rising action, a climax, or a resolution. Heck, you might go as far to say that STF are not really stories at all.
Spontaneous Talks Frameworks are less about describing a narrative, and more about quickly organizing your thoughts, using a framework. A Spontaneous Talks Framework helps you to organize your thoughts to present UX designs or research findings to your stakeholders. STF can be a fabulous crutch when you need to speak on a topic that you have not prepared for in advance.
In this workshop, Jen Blatz will teach you how to organize your thoughts with these easy frameworks. You will learn how to use this thought organization technique to answer anything — and use it to present your UX work. You will:
Know how to answer (because you organized your thoughts)
Feel confident in speaking (because now you know your answer)
And just do it (that is, speak with less anxiety because you organized your thoughts)
Sometimes neither you nor your stakeholders have the time for a full presentation. These hacks allow you to present information on a short timeline. Spontaneous Talks Frameworks help you break up your story into smaller, consumable chunks so it’s easier to organize and remember.
Jen Blatz is a Lead User Experience Researcher and Designer with expertise that lends itself to any industry. Jen’s path to UX started in journalism and graphic design where she learned the importance of aesthetics, organization, and catering content for the consumer. She has worked in a number of fields including finance, mortgage, cloud storage, security and pet health.

Jen loves being active in the UX community to learn and grow while helping others do the same. She is the co-founder and president of the UX Research and Strategy group, a 501c3 organization, with an international presence with thousands of members and followers. She is the organizer of WIAD (World Information Architecture Day) locally, and speaker for several meetup groups and international conferences like UX Australia, Convey UX, IAC (Information Architecture Conference), UX New Zealand, UX Research and Insights Summit and more.

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