Mary WharmbySpring Studio
On Twitter: @marywharmby
I've been a UX designer, researcher, strategist and teacher for over 15 years. I'm currently UX Design Director at Spring Studio and Local Leader for IxDASF. My work has spanned mediums, industries and challenges: from education to financial services to water scarcity. I’ve taught and mentored design at UC Berkeley, Academy of Art University, Bay Area Video Coalition, and the new innovation intensives, Tradecraft and Whitespace.
Effectively communicating design strategy and process to clients, teams, stakeholders and students has been a passion of mine for many years. Long ago I learned that telling an effective design story is the key to impact and persuasion. While much has been written on this subject, I find that very few designers are comfortable using story in their day-to-day work. I'm eager to share what I've learned and maybe hear a few good stories along the way.