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ImprovUX is a series of talks and workshops that apply the skills of Improvisation to the world of User Experience. It positively affects the Relational, Working and Exploratory connections between UX Practitioners, Clients, Teams and most importantly the Users our products are serving.

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These are fun and INTERACTIVE talks, that include audience participation using improv exercises. These exercises help show how listening, acceptance and a lack of judgement can create a more empathetic, collaborative, creative, agile, and innovative culture.

Mike Gorgone

BIO:

Currently I am working in Cox Automotive’s Enterprise Operations Center helping them with the redesign of their IT Scorecard website. My role is varied depending on the what the project needs. I’ve been doing more work in Interaction Design and Information Architecture but in the past I have done UI development as well prototyping (HTML, CSS and Javascript) that is eventually ported over to whatever the client’s end system is utilizing.

In 1999 I discovered Improv while living in Chicago, starting classes at Second City. Improv taught me how to be more aware of the moment, how to listen more instead of just responding and that a group working together in a non-judgmental and supportive manner can create much greater things than any of those individuals could on their own.

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CREDS:
JackPie – Atlanta, Teacher/Performer
Theater 99 – Charleston, Performer
Improv Olympic – Chicago
Second City – Chicago (Beginning Program)

Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Online) ’08 – Web Design
Loyola University ’96 – Masters, Computer Science
University of Dayton ’92 – BEE

 

Jim Karwisch

Jim Karwisch

BIO:

Jim is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Dumore Improv. He has been working in the Fortune 500 world since 1999 and has been teaching improvisation since 1997. Jim was the Education Director at the Jackpie Theatre Workshop in Atlanta GA, which he co-founded in 2002, and has been combining his knowledge of business communication and innovation with his improv skills ever since.

Jim lives by the philosophy of being interesting by being interested. His world revolves around his mission to clarify and amplify and loves nothing more than enabling “a-ha” moments in his client’s lives.

Jim lives in Atlanta GA with his wife Mary and his son Eli. When he is not mashing up improv and innovation you can find him drawing, reading and taking way too many pictures.

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