Mar 18 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



RTP180: UX



Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles—and what Research Triangle Park is known for. At RTP180, speakers from our founding Universities, Park companies and the North Carolina community at-large, are called upon to speak passionately and authentically about what matters to them. The twist? They must do it in 5 minutes or less!

We ask our speakers to be intentional with their 300 seconds up on the virtual stage. What perspective of their industry are they able to share? What are their passions? What would our community be surprised to learn? What case studies in North Carolina are cutting edge?

This month, the topic is UX. User experience is about how a user interacts with, and experiences, a particular product, system or service. It includes a person’s perceptions of utility, ease of use, and efficiency. You may attend this event thinking you know all there is to know about UX, but get ready to consider a different angle.

Our Experts

Dr. Kenya Oduor | Lean Geeks | Human Factors: The Missing Link in Problem Solving & Solution Design

Bethany Faulkner | Pocket Prep | Making Digital Accessibility… Accessible

Andreas Orphanides | NC State University Libraries | “What a baby taught me about affordances.”

Aaron Stewart | Lenovo | Idea Killers

Troy Knight | BLDG25 | TBD

Our Game Plan

Virtual doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the preshow slides. Show kicks off at 6:00 p.m., sharp!

The hashtag for this event is #RTP180. Get social with us by tagging @FrontierRTP.

Didn’t receive one of the 100 Zoom tickets? The event will be live streamed here on Facebook beginning at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

Our Promise

Our team has been working behind the scenes to continue to bring RTP180 to you in the comfort of your homes. The mission of this event, telling the stories of innovations and talent in this region, remains as important as ever and the show must go on. The safety of our community is our top priority while we patiently wait to be together again soon.