Christchurch Branch Event: UX Matters

Even if you don’t have UX in your job title, you should still consider how you can be a user advocate and in turn make your tech comm products more successful.

Making usable products and documentation means knowing who your users are and how they interact with what you’ve created. It also means helping others on your team think about users, and demonstrating that UX can positively impact the work you do.

In her presentation, UX Matters, Cindy will discuss:

  • Design thinking as a method for developing user-centred products
  • Formative experiences that shape how users interact with your products
  • Creating workflows to better understand what your user needs to accomplish and how to help them get there.

Where and when

Streamliners, 4 Acton Street, Christchurch Central map

Tuesday 18 February. 5:30 pm networking. Meeting from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC, PRINZ

About the speaker

Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, in the US, Cindy Staudt moved to New Zealand 12 years ago and has completely forgotten how to say the words oregano, garage, and cookie. She has worked in the US government (frightening to see Dick Cheney’s portrait every day!), in a NZ publishing house, in tertiary education, and now in the private sector with a focus on public health and education.

Cindy originally trained as an editor, but has also worked as a technical writer, content developer, and desktop publisher. Having a keen interest in both words and graphics led to a largely self-taught design career, and she now works as a user interface designer at Streamliners in Christchurch.

Off duty, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, and watching Marvel movies with her two boys.

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