Importance of Mentorship (IA Summit ’16 Poster) References

About the IA Summit

The IA Summit is one of the most popular UX conferences, held each year since 2000. The 2016 edition was in Atlanta from May 4-8 and the keynote speakers were Cory Doctorow, Léonie Watson, Lisa Welchman, and Jesse James Garrett.

Poster Night

Poster night at the IA Summit is a social event where a variety of topics are presented including case studies and methods. Each presenter creates a poster or activity in advance, and leads a discussion with attendees at poster night.

At Poster Night 2016, exploreUX founder Michelle Chin (@soysaucechin) and Triangle UXPA Events Director Andrew Wirtanen (@awirtanen) presented a poster on mentorship.

About the Poster

The poster covers the following areas:

  • The myths of mentorship
  • The value of mentorship
  • Starting a mentoring relationship
  • Starting a mentorship program

MChinAWirtanenIAS16MentorshipPoster Mentorship poster

Here’s a PDF of our poster.

The poster references six articles, presentations, and videos that one may find useful:

  1. How to Find Your Design Mentor
    April 30, 2015 by Nathalie Crosbie
  2. A Case for Mentorship
    June 6, 2011 by Scott Baldwin
  3. Mentoring the Next Generation of UX Designers
    April 14, 2014 by Fred Beecher
  4. Old Dog? Time to Learn Some New Tricks
    December 3, 2014 by Donna Spencer
  5. This is the Golden Age of Design
    Mike Monteiro at Webdagene 2015
  6. How do we design designers?
    November 21, 2014 by Jared Spool