Hot Teams: How to Sizzle and Not Burn

Kent Sullivan and Tonya Peck

January 2011

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Join us for an engaging discussion with two UX professionals who have a wealth of experience working in multidisciplinary teams in large organizations. Sharing dispatches from the front on fostering, maintaining, and repairing high-performing teams in the work place, they will present an emerging framework that synthesizes elements from applied behavioral science, organization development, and creative problem solving.

About the Speakers

Kent Sullivan is a Principal UX Researcher in the Microsoft Engineering Excellence Group and an affiliate faculty member of HCDE. His career spans 21 years at Microsoft, all in UX research. Kent was the recipient of the Myron L. White award in 2009.

Tonya Peck combines a robust and rich background in program management, user experience, and organization behavior. Her career journey evolved from designing fashion in NYC and Asia, to websites in Europe, to consumer and enterprise software experiences for Microsoft. More recently she has focused on the design and implementation of large scale learner programs for the company’s engineering workforce. She holds a BA in International Business and Graphic Design and an MA in Applied Behavioral Science. Her current research interest is in exploring the use of design methods as organization interventions.

Download the PowerPoint presentation from the talk [PDF]