Darren Hood

Darren Hood

Darren Hood

Manager, User Experience - Bosch / Adjunct Professor Kent State Uni.

UX: Beyond the Interface

UX has evolved a great deal (since the earlier days when most of us were known as information architects). In 2016, the time has come when it’s no longer sufficient to limit the application of UX principles to interfaces. In this talk, we’ll take a look at some of the hows, where, and whys associated with this state of UX evolution and the challenges presented to those seeking to improve at the craft.
Darren has 20 years of experience in human-computer interaction, with the last 14+ years focusing on UX and CX. He currently serves as a Manager of User Experience and UX Champion for Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket division, is a part-time adjunct professor for Kent State University’s UX Design Master’s program, and teaches UX seminars and workshops for Grand Circus in Detroit. He holds a M.S. from Syracuse in Information Management, a M.S. in User Experience Design from Kent State, and a grad certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State. He’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Design.