Don’t Ask Permission [to Innovate]

Online Event – October 19, 2016

Have you ever had a good idea that you wanted to pursue at work but you weren’t sure how to get started or how to fit it into your schedule? If so, this talk is for you.

Noël Bankston, Human Factors Engineer and UX Research Lead shared with us how she was able to initiate and work on side projects successfully during the workday. This no only inspired her passion for a new project but helped her be seen as an innovator in her company. Noel showed us how you don’t have to hold back and wait to be assigned something exciting. Instead, take the initiative while still maintaining your day job with her clear steps to success.

Speaker Bio:

Noël Bankston

Noël is a human factors engineer and UX research lead living in New York City. As a member of the Innovation and Design team within Zebra Technologies, she advocates for user-centered design and creating products that solve real-world problems. Her undergraduate degree is Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Masters in Biomechanics and Ergonomics from NYU and is originally from Massachusetts so she has the Northeastern branch of Amtrak stops memorized. When she’s not thinking about the interactions of people and technology, she’s thinking about what to she wants to cook next and how to use up random vegetables from her CSA share.

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