Presenting work is essential to getting things done. It’s the gateway to collaboration, getting buy-in and sharing knowledge. Building shared understanding of the abstract concepts, and complex decisions of information architecture is as important as the quality of the work. Unfortunately, these meetings frequently trigger opinionated debate and fail to move things in a productive direction.
Hear about insights gathered from years of observation and experimentation in a wide array of situations. You will learn how to create a presentation strategy, select the right level of detail, and handle difficult moments. Use work presentations as an opportunity to connect and make progress.
Gail Swanson is honored to be serving her country as a UX lead at 18F. She has spent over 15 years guiding teams to look deeper and learn about the people they serve to create technology that fits.
Gail’s past work spans a diverse range of industries including financial services, leisure travel, advertising, and even brewery operations. She started her career as a front end developer with an education in fine art. With experience, she formed her creative approach to UX design, molding technology into usable systems. Gail is happiest untangling complexity into simple ideas and instigating office sing-alongs.