Dinner Meeting - Project Management and the UX Equation

Date & Time: 

  Thursday 02/21/2019 - 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


  Texas Star Conference Center

Seats Available: 



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Project Management and the UX Equation

Talent Triangle Alignment:

Technical and Strategic

Presentation Overview:

Join us for a lively panel discussion about the unique challenges design thinking and user experience (UX) integration pose to the project management process.

 We are looking for people who are interested in participating on the panel. If you would like to be a panelist, e-mail Bonnie Crawford.


It’s no doubt that planning the UX of a project can be a time consuming and difficult challenge for project managers. Design has often lived in that nebulous space of creativity that many believe is hard to pin down. In this lively panel discussion, we will talk about understanding the unique challenges design thinking and UX integration pose to the project management process.

  • What are the advantages of integrating design early in the planning process?
  • Working with UX teams and managers to provide high-level scope for activities in a lean and agile way
  • The importance of time-boxing design activities

Our Speaker:

Preston McCauley

Instructor, User Experience Design, Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Preston's 17+year career in the UX industry has given him the opportunity to not only create and manage literally hundred s of applications and projects, but also to develop the rare industry knowledge and skill to bring a product through the entire life cycle. At the root of his many successes is the ability to identify problems and opportunities and focus on building a robust product implementation. He challenges his teams to approach problems from different angles and push for innovative solutions. He is always looking for ways in which to leverage new technology. This means identifying trends, methods, and tools that can be used for product development and marketing. He is a strong believer in Practical UX, a term he coined to help teams and business owners iterate and improve the product before the coding phase. Preston has both small project and industry level, large scale application experience.

Preston is an active industry leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth User Experience Professional Association (UXPA), speaking at events and group meetups and actively mentoring peers and those new to this expanding industry. He believes in guiding talent through constructive and clear feedback that helps the individual grow beyond current capabilities. Just some of Preston's many specialties are: front end UI, Interaction design, creating easy to use application experiences for the front-end user. This includes business ux strategy, ux ideation, ux architecting, ux design patterns, mobile design, ios storyboard design, grunt.js, phonegap and more.

Preston has also created his own proven methods of SEO marketing and promotion, and is on the cutting edge when it comes to social marketing, future UX theories and education methods. He keeps a daily pulse on the UX / design world like no one else.



Pot roast
Mashed potatoes
Roasted vegetables
Garden salad
Pecan pie


New Venue:

Texas Star Conference Center
1400 Texas Star Pkwy.
Euless, TX 76040




Member Type Early Bird* Regular
Chapter Members $20 $35
Non-Members $30 $45

* Early Bird discount for registration and online payment at least three days before event.

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