In the words of a true UX Agony Aunt – “sometimes we all need an extra bit of help” – and Ashlea McKay is just the person to put up her hand in support. To add further quotes into the mix, our friends at Optimal Workshop describe the aforementioned UX Agony Aunt as “an opinionated, charismatic, and quick-firing advice columnist who keeps on hand a bag of UX tips, tools, and tricks to help you get unstuck”.
We’ve been fans of Ash’s ever since she crossed the threshold of our community registration page exactly 2 years ago. Her positive yet pragmatic approach to problems, her strong design pedigree and her willingness to go the extra mile to help others makes her the perfect candidate for an Ask me Anything session.
- Where: Our dedicated ‘Ask Ash’ Slack channel (You’ll need to request an invitation if you haven’t yet joined our Slack channel)
- When: Midnight Wednesday 6 July PDT or 5pm Thursday 7 July AEST
(or find out what time that is for you)
Meet Ashlea McKay
Ashlea McKay is a UX designer, researcher and writer with a background in industrial design. She loves conducting user research because she learns something new every day and enjoys understanding what makes users tick. Ashlea is also passionate about mentoring and is heavily involved in the UX community at large.
She regularly writes articles for well-known UX publications and is the co-founder and voice behind UX advice column, UX Agony Aunt. In her spare time, Ashlea enjoys colouring in, collecting shoes and building LEGO.
How to Ask Your Questions
If you can’t make the live session but have questions, we’d love to collect them ahead of time and we’ll ask Ashlea on your behalf. You can submit your questions here. We’ll publish the responses (along with the full transcript) in the days following the session.
How does Ask Me Anything work?
These sessions run for approximately an hour and best of all, they don’t cost a cent. We run them in our dedicated public Slack channel. That means that there is no audio or video, but a full transcript will be posted up on here in the days following the session. If you’re not familiar with Slack, you’ll need to request an invite to our channel the first time only – from then on you’re part of the family and you’ll have automatic access to new sessions.