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Hi everyone!

As always, anyone who is interested in getting involved with Refresh Dallas is welcome. This is a great opportunity to gain additional experience in many areas: public speaking, leadership, planning, organizational skills, and more. Not only that but you'll be able to list on your resume an organization with a rich history of great presentations going back nearly 10 years! If you are interested, please contact me and I'll be happy to chat about how you can contribute to this wonderful organization.

Jeff Whitfield

Next Meeting

Tracey Nolte, Brian Sullivan, Jeremy Johnson, Brandon E.B. Ward


Improving Enterprises


If you plan on attending please RSVP.

Following Brandon Ward's presentation on Service Design, we're opening up the discussion with a panel of local thought leaders on the topic. Service Design is a topic that has many excited...but also has just as many concerns. We'd like to know what others in the community think about this topic.

Meet the Moderator

Tracey Nolte
UX Practice Lead, Slalom Consulting

Tracey is passionate about user and customer experience, technology, innovation and design. With over 23 years of experience in design and technology, she loves people, innovation and service/product design. She seeks to improve awareness of service design to enable better experiences for humanity. She leads a team of UX consultants at Slalom consulting and embraces Slalom’s core values, specifically the value of 'do what is right’. In her spare time, she volunteers with non-profit design/development projects and technical training for homeless and abused women. She is also the Dallas Director of Women in Technology

Meet the Panel

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is the Director of Usability Testing and Research at Tonic 3. Brian is actively involved in the design and usability community--Founder of Big Design Conference, Chair of World Usability Day (2007-11), and President of DFW-UPA (2006-11). Brian has worked with AT&T, IBM, Burger King, American Airlines, SkyChefs, United Airlines, and Carter Blood Center. Brian is publishing his first booked, The Design Studio Method (2015). Brian is also an internationally recognized speaker, which includes speaking engagements at SxSW, Big Design Conference, IA Summit, UXPA-I, User Friendly, CPSI, and UXPA Boston. Brian lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, son, and cat (who runs the house).

Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy writes and presents about user experience, design, technology, mobile, and all things the internet. He also enjoys art, photography, travel, and gaming. He is currently a Director of User Experience for projekt202.

Brandon E.B. Ward

Brandon’s passion for Experience and Service Design comes from a background in the arts combined with an interest in interactive media on mobile, the web and video games. Originally an artsy kid with three Bachelor degrees in Vocal Performance, Music Theory and Acting, Brandon now enjoys creating user-friendly solutions to let other people be rock stars at their jobs. He holds an MS degree from Indiana University in Interactive Media Design and has developed a talent in bridging the gaps between development, design, business and the customer.

Brandon grew up in eight states and two countries and is fluent in 3 Filipino languages. When not working, Brandon loves watching movies, restoring old cars, training Kung Fu and hanging out with his 4 adorable kids and lovely wife.


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Upcoming Meetings

Daniel Sanchez


Improving Enterprises

If you (or your client) has ever said about UX, “I just don’t see it” - this presentation is for you. Using everyday non-software examples of user fails and successes, it opens your eyes to how living in the world is in itself a giant user experience we can all relate to, and how you can now relate those lessons back to your project. “Seeing The World With UX Eyes” has 0% heavy text slides. There will be, however, an abundance of humor, superheroes, movie memes, classic tv shows, James Bond gadgets, a heartwarming little boy named Jameson, and puppies. Lots of puppies.