Featured Speakers: Kelly Kautz, Lead UX Strategist, JPL and Josh Barlup, Manager of Interactive Developers, JPL
The web has come a long way since the first website was introduced over 30 years ago. Since then, we as professional communicators have learned the importance of user-focused design, and more important still, site accessibility.
Join us as we hear from JPL’s Lead UX Strategist, Kelly Kautz, and Manager of Interactive Developers, Josh Barlup, on their work building engaging digital user experiences based on research, testing and data-driven design.
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When: Thursday, March 23 2023, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – Registration/Networking
6 & 6:15 p.m. – Tours of JPL
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:15 p.m. – Program
Where: JPL, 471 JPL Wick Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Cost: Member: $40; Future Member/Guest: $50; Student: $25
(Please note that the increasing costs of food and service have resulted in an increase in costs, even with PPRS covering a portion of the event.)
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About Kelly Kautz:
With JPL since 2011, Kelly leads the creation, execution and maintenance of digital experiences for clients across a variety of verticals. She uses research and data-driven design to define digital marketing strategies. She then brings these strategies to life through user profiles, journey maps, wireframes and requirements documentation. She also helps to validate and refines our work through user testing and analytics. As JPL’s former manager of digital content, Kelly brings a mastery of content strategy, information architecture, content modelling and SEO to her role as UX strategist. As a freelance journalist, she has written for New York Times, Forbes and Target Marketing Magazine. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Northern Arizona University.
About Josh Barlup:
With JPL since 2007, Josh’s responsibilities include leading the interactive development team, consulting with clients, developing technical requirements, establishing process standards and estimating project costs. Before joining JPL, he worked for Solutions Internet Communications, The Stockton Record/Central Valley Business Journal, and PC Extreme/PC Utilities Magazines. Josh graduated from West Virginia University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Outside his role at JPL, Josh has been an adjunct professor at Harrisburg Area Community College teaching interactive design and web development since 2008.