Rebecca Hammons, Ball State

Slow Tech, the Journey for Good, Clean and Fair Technology Practices

Dr. Rebecca Hammons has extensive technology industry experience in establishing and leading software quality assurance, product development lifecycle services, and project management teams. Strengths include technical leadership, process improvement and automation, predictive analytics for software, and strategic planning.

Dr. Hammons has worked for Ontario Systems, Apple, Raytheon, Tivoli Systems and Wang, in addition to several niche software firms. She is a Certified Quality Manager and Certified Software Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner with Scrum Alliance. Dr. Hammons received her Ed.D. and M.A. from Ball State University and her B.A. from Michigan State University. She has taught Project Management and Software Quality courses for the Purdue School of Technology at IUPUI, the Certified Software Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge for ASQ, and numerous workshops for technology companies and BSU’s graduate program in Adult, Community and Higher Education.

Jeff Davis, Simon

Welcome and Conference Notes

Jeff Davis is a Senior User Interface Developer at Simon Property Group in Indianapolis. He has worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance, State Auto Insurance, and AT&T, and was an adjunct lecturer for the IUPUI School of Informatics. He is the president of the Indiana Chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association. Jeff received his MS in Media Arts and Science from IUPUI and his BS in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University.

Susan Shapiro, GravityDrive

Don’t Be Evil: The Lure of Dark Patterns

Suzi Shapiro, PhD, is a Principal User Experience Consultant with GravityDrive. She is well educated in the fine points of the user experience with a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and several other Psychology degrees and well as being a Certified Usability Analyst, Certified User Experience Analyst, and a Certified Gerontologist.

Working on a variety of UX projects, and her many years trying to make education more usable for her students, has kept her involved in the UX research world. Serving as an advocate for users everywhere has given her many insights into the process and benefits of User Experience research. Her goal is to make learning something useful and usable while having fun (and also Efficient, Effective, Easy to Learn, and Engaging).

Jennifer Martinez, Microsoft

Jennifer Martinez works at Microsoft as an Account Technology Strategist. She works with senior leadership at large enterprise customers advising on gaining business value through technology. Before joining Microsoft, Jennifer spent her career as a consultant, business analyst, and solution architect. She designed and delivered numerous intranets, public facing websites, and business apps. With inclusion as a core part of Microsoft’s mission, Jennifer is passionate to help customers so they too can achieve Microsoft’s mission to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”