What is ImprovUX?
ImprovUX is a series of talks and workshops that apply the skills of Improvisation to the world of User Experience. It positively affects the Relational, Working and Exploratory connections between UX Practitioners, Clients, Teams and most importantly the Users our products are serving.
These are fun and INTERACTIVE talks, that include audience participation using improv exercises. These exercises help show how listening, acceptance and a lack of judgement can create a more empathetic, collaborative, creative, agile, and innovative culture. For more training for your company or team visit www.dumoreimprov.com
Has his BEE from the University of Dayton and his Masters in Computer Science from Loyola University in Chicago. He’s worked as a middle tier and front-end developer for about half his career eventually moving over to website implementation and finally making the move over to the User Experience world first with User Interface Implementation and now in Information Architecture, Interaction Design and overall design strategy.
He has improv training from Second City and Improv Olympic in Chicago and has performed with various groups in Chicago, Charleston SC, and Atlanta GA as well as working as an instructor with the Jackpie Theatre Workshop and with various high school improv troupes.
Jim has his degree in communications and theatre from Valdosta State University. He has worked in the fortune 500 world from 2001 until 2014. He has improv training from Improv Olympic in Chicago and was the creator and education director of the Jackpie Theatre Workshop here in atlanta which he ran from 2001 to 2011.
Since 2014 he has worked with his business partner Allison to run DuMore Improv where they use improv to improve leadership and relationship skills for individuals, organizations and teams.
This talk introduces the UX ecosystem, the basic tenets of Improvisation and how they support the relational aspects of the people and groups within the UX ecosystem.
This talk expands on the Primer 1 talk and goes over more of the tenets of Improvisation and the relational aspects of the people and groups within the UX ecosystem.
This talk focuses on the working aspect of the team tasked with creating a product that focuses on the users and their needs. How the team works together is based on the relationships they’ve formed and from those deep relationships help support the team’s creativity, agility, authenticity and simplicity
This talk focuses on the exploratory aspect of the team tasked with creating a product that focuses on the users and their needs. How the team explores possibilities and grows them into never before thought of solutions. Solutions they would have never arrived at if they had been working on their own. The exploratory aspects are supported by the relational and working tenets which allow the team to be more innovative and disruptive as well as more willing to take risks and able to embrace change.