A day of inspiration, education, and skills development for user experience practitioners.

UXPH 2014 aims to inspire designers, developers enthusiasts to learn more about improving the human experience while adding business value. This conference is for anyone who wants to learn what UX is and how it can make a difference in company's products and services.

What you will learn

  • Have a better understanding of what UX is and is not.
  • Are you ready to join the UX bandwagon? Find out how to plot your own UX career path no matter what profession you are originally from.

    Students, this is your chance to plot your UX career early on!
  • Get an idea on the future of User Experience and learn how rapidly evolving technologies affect UX professionals.
  • Learn how design thinking and user experience can be applied online and offline through our Philippine Design Heroes.
  • Learn how to develop UX leadership skills, and handle some of the trickiest parts of being a successful User Experience Designer, practitioner and leader.

Perks and Freebies

  • Network with industry leaders and UX practitioners
  • Get a FREE UX certificate.
  • UXPH freebies for everybody!


November 15, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8.00 am – 9:00am


Look for the registration booth with awesome guys dressed in UXPH shirts. These are your friendly organizers, don't be afraid to say hi!
9:00 am – 9:30am


UXPH Founders
9:30am – 10:20am

The Integral Designer: Developing You

Whitney Hess

It’s a given that much of our success as user experience practitioners depends on our ability to foster meaningful relationships with our colleagues and customers. But what about our relationship with ourselves? When we ignore our emotions, act against our values, and become indifferent to our surroundings, we lose who we really are and run a much greater risk of not achieving our clients’ goals (and our own). In this talk, Whitney will explore how presence, adaptability, empathy, and influence can be our most effective design tools. And she’ll address how to cultivate these qualities through intellectual, emotional, and physical practices we can integrate into our everyday routines.
10:25am – 11:15am

Fringe UX: Designing for the future

Kristin Low (on-off design & technology)

Before Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT), designing for Mobile was "the next big thing." While Mobile devices have proliferated faster than anyone anticipated, our practice as User Experience designers is still lagging: put simply, we're still figuring this out. But when the medium of our profession is advancing faster than the principles that underpin it, how do we evolve as practitioners? Is the future of UX tied to keeping up with the latest technology only, or is there something deeper to the practice of UX which needs to be identified and developed to help us make sense of the rapidly unfolding future?

In this keynote address, Hong Kong based User Experience practitioner, facilitator and trainer Kristin Low will explore the future of User Experience - Fringe UX - and what the rapid advances in technology mean for our practice as User Experience professionals.
11:20am – 11:40am

Philippine Design Heroes

Pamela Cajilig & Birdie Salva (curiosity design & research) – Design Thinking in action
11:45am – 12:05am

Philippine Design Heroes

Justin Capen (TACLOB) – Designs that change lives.

12:10am – 12:30am

Philippine Design Heroes

Cristina del Rosario - SARI Software Solutions, Product Research Manager

12:30 – 1:30pm


Note: Select a workshop that suits your interest. You can only select one workshop to attend to on the day of the event.

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Workshop Option 1

Whitney Hess – Designing a Career in User Experience

When I was three years out of college and unclear what was next for me, I asked my manager at the time about the UX career path. “I don’t know,” he said, “but don’t follow mine.” It was then that I became involved in the UX community, looking for guidance and inspiration. By observing the careers of others and asking a lot of questions, I began to map out my own desired trajectory.

Six years later, I have gone from a full-time wireframer to a certified professional coach, from designing interfaces to designing companies. In this workshop, I’ll share the stages of my professional evolution — how I decided what each step would be, how I made it happen, and what is coming next — and show you how to use the same techniques to design your own career. Together we can expand the role of User Experience within our own communities and across organizations worldwide.

-A potential path for your own career
-Figuring out what your next step should be
-How to define your own path
-The expanding role of User Experience within organizations and what that means for practitioners
-A better understanding of coaching and how it applies to UX
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Workshop Option 2

Kristin Low and Patti Hunt (on-off design & technology)

Making great UX happen: how to lead & facilitate amazing user experience outcomes at work

Great design isn't something you do to people, it's something you do with them. That makes it a team sport. But what if your colleagues, team or business aren't quite familiar with UX? What if your organisations' culture isn't conducive to doing great Design work?

Put simply, how do you lead UX?!

In this 2 hour workshop, Hong Kong based User Experience practitioner, trainer and facilitator will take you through an entertaining and enlightening series of practical scenarios designed to help practitioners develop UX leadership skills, and handle some of the trickiest parts of being a successful User Experience designer, practitioner and leader.

At the end of this workshop you will have a better understanding of what User Experience leadership is, how to do it, and why we need you more than ever to be really great at it!

Ideal for:
- User experience professionals in Agencies
- User experience professionals who work with non-designers often
- Managers in existing businesses who need to hire and manager User Experience teams
- Anyone who keeps being asked the question "What is UX?!"
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Closing Remarks

Questions – Feedback Forms – Raffle


Whitney Hess

Whitney Hess is a user experience coach who enables leaders worldwide to mindfully design their products, their companies, and themselves. She is on a mission to put humanity back into business.

For the last decade, Whitney has helped hundreds of companies make their products easier and more pleasurable to use by developing empathy for their users. Her techniques eliminate haphazard decision making, provide systems for prioritizing efforts, and dramatically improve team dynamics. She offers leadership coaching for user experience directors, career coaching for practitioners, and product strategy workshops for teams.
Learn more about Whitney on her blog.

Patti Hunt

Patti is a founder and director of On-off Design & Technology. She has previously held senior positions as User Experience (UX) consultant, Service Designer and Strategic Design Director for companies in Australia and Hong Kong. Patti works with global corporations and start-ups to help them innovate their business models, value propositions and digital strategies. She believes that the most successful people in life have the eye of a designer, the mind of an engineer, the heart of an artist and the drive of an entrepreneur.

Kristin Low

Kristin Low is a founder of On-off Design & Technology. He has a background in user experience (UX) design, digital service design and product management. Kristin is an active member of the design and business communities in Hong Kong as an MC, mentor and trainer as well as hosting jams and hackathons. He founded and built the Design Thinking network in Hong Kong, which now has over 600 members. Kristin is passionate about blending human-centered insights with quantitative data to drive business growth and innovation.

Pamela Cajilig

Pamela Cajilig is a design and business anthropologist, entrepreneur, and women's advocate. She is Co Founder and Executive Research Director at Curiosity Design Research, a consultancy that helps organizations use design as a platform for inspiration, solutions, and social change. Pamela serves on the Board of Advisors of two NGOs: Roots of Health (maternal and reproductive health) and WeDpro (women's rights and education). She is also a part-time lecturer and curriculum consultant at the Development Studies Program at Ateneo de Manila University. Pamela has published on the intersections of business, design and culture within the Philippines and Asia, and has recently been elected into the Board of Directors of the Anthropological Association of Philippines.

Jourdan Sebastian & Justin Capen

Jourdan and Justin are the proponents of TACLOB, a social enterprise for the benefit of typhoon Haiyan affected areas. Jourdan is an award winning film producer/director and a self-initiated disaster relief facilitator who aspires to make the Philippines the social enterprise epicenter of the world. Justin is a financial and business development consultant who focuses on NGOs and social enterprises to create inclusive socioeconomic growth.

Cristina del Rosario

Cristina is a detail-oriented industrial designer who seeks social change through simple and well-thought-out products. She has a BS in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she graduated summa cum laude. She was recognized at the International Design Excellence Awards in 2010 for her student work in the design of a medical device for third world applications. She currently works as the Product Research Manager for Sari Software Solutions, where they work to bring technology to the base of the pyramid.

Venue sponsored By: De La Salle University

4th Floor, Henry Sy Building, De La Salle University

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Conference Reminders

We are so excited for the very User Experience Conference! Here are some very important reminders you need to remember, so please read carefully:

What will I need for the event?

* For those who are bringing additional devices other than laptops, please email us before November 13 at uxph@gmail.co with your ticket holder name and list of devices.

What is our schedule?

The event itself is on November 15, 2014, Saturday. Registration is from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. The actual program will start at 9:00 AM onwards. The venue of the after party shall be announced during the end of the event.

Where is the venue?

UXPH 2014 will be held at 4th Floor Multipurpose Room, Henry Sy Hall, De La Salle University.

De La Salle’s address: 2401 Taft Ave, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila.

You can find the venue here:


How can I enter the campus?

You can enter De La Salle through the Henry Sy Hall gate. The guard will ask for your valid ID for security. Please have your ticket ready in case they ask for it.

For participants who availed multiple tickets under one buyer/account, our student partner will be there at the Henry Sy gate in order to assist you.

What can I wear to the event?

The following are prohibited clothing inside the campus: tube tops/sando worn without a vest, cardigan, bolero or blazer; backless tops; cleavage-baring tops; see through tops and/or bottoms; midriff tops; short skirts and shorts; and clothing with pictures/statements that are offensive.

*Please bring a jacket or a sweater in case you feel cold inside the venue.

Read more about the policy here:


How can I sign up for a workshop?

You can sign up for the workshop you would like to attend to during lunch. There would be a form on each table where you can write your name under your preferred workshop. The form will be collected before lunch time ends.

How do I commute to De La Salle University?

Visit this link to learn how to commute there depending on what city you are from.


Where can I park my car?

Off-campus paid parking is available. You can refer to this map for available parking spaces:


How can I avail an official receipt?

Official receipts will be delivered to the participant’s address after the event. You can inform our organizers during your registration if you need one.

Can I pay for my ticket on the day of the event?

Yes, but for only to those who have pre-registered in advanced. Walk-ins are not allowed in the event.

When will I receive my certificate?

We will be sending out digital certificates via email for all participants after a week.

How will the food be served?

We will be serving lunch individually for each participant on the day of the event. No need to fall in line and stand up!

What is UXPH’s official hashtag?

Official hashtag for the event is #UXPH2014.

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