Lauren Schaefer

Director of UX, Seesaw Learning

Lauren is currently the Director of UI/UX at Nearpod, a leading EdTech tool supporting educators all over the world with engaging assessment based lessons and activities. She has over 15 years in the UX industry working in product research and design. She founded the South Florida UX Meetup (SOFLUX) and spent a couple years as an adjunct professor at Florida International University teaching Human Computer Interaction. Lauren is proud to have served on the board for UXPA as both the Dir. of Marketing and Dir. of Web. She holds a Masters in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

My Sessions

High-Fives over Zoom: Creating a remote-first creative team

Waller Salon AB

I started my current job in March of 2020. Many of us remember something clearly about the month that COVID started to shut things down. I remember being surprised to hear that my new on-site-only job would be starting in my living room over zoom. How do you lead a design team when none of […]

Career Development Entry Level

Behind the Bias: Dissecting human shortcuts for better research & designs.

Waller Salon EF

As humans, we are biased by design. Our intricate and fascinating brains have developed shortcuts through centuries of human evolution. They reduce an unimaginable load of paralyzing decisions, keep us alive, and help us navigate this complex world. Now, these life saving biases affect how we behave with modern technology. Understanding some of the theories […]

Design Psychology Senior Level