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PDXWIT Career Pivots: A Success Story and Lessons Learned

August 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Prior to World War II, systems — even complex systems — expected the human to fit or adapt to the machine or system. As systems became more complex, this approach started to fail, causing loss and injuries due to “Human Error.” This led to the start of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design, by designing machines and complex systems to fit the human, not expecting people to adapt to the needs of systems.

This is the story of how Deb Mrazek’s career as a Human-Centered Systems Engineer evolved and pivoted, as did the discipline of Human-Centered Systems Engineering and Design.

Deb co-founded Curiate.co to help people cultivate the quality, profile, and value of human-centered systems design in their organizations through workshops, embedded consulting, interim leadership, and tailored coaching. She believes that only by bridging the language and thinking of business and design can the true value of design truly be realized.

5:00 p.m. – Webinar opens
5:05 p.m. – Introductions, announcements
5:15 p.m. – Presentation begins
5:45 p.m. – Q&A
6:00 p.m. – Closing remarks/final takeaways/cta
6:30 p.m. – Event ends

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August 25, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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