Presentations by Troy Parke and Patrick Neeman

UX for Content Strategists and Technical Writers

How does being a Content Strategist or Technical Writer lend itself to helping with User Experience (UX) Design? Can a UX skillset help get me involved more holistically in the product development process?  How can I help solve issues earlier in the project lifecycle instead of documenting them?

Patrick Neeman and Troy Parke will answer these questions and more. During this workshop, they will show you how to add to your Content Strategist or Technical Writing role with a UX skillset in this informative and interactive workshop. You will learn how take the skills you have now and apply them toward the UX design process including user stories, how content development applies to information architecture and the core competency fundamentals of UX Research and Design.

About Troy Parke and Patrick Neeman
Big Fish Games,

Patrick NeemanPatrick Neeman lives (mostly) in Seattle, Washington and is currently the Director of Product Design at Apptio, a IT Spend Management platform. Prior to that he was Director of Product Design at nPARIO, a marketing analytics platform, and Director of User Experience at Jobvite, a social recruiting and applicant tracking platform. After a complete redesign of the application, Jobvite received a Webby award for employment, and the Deloitte What Works award.

Previous experience includes working as a Social Media and User Experience consultant for Microsoft, building a User Experience team from 1 to 25 at a consultancy, worked on the prelaunch team at Orbitz, and the successful launch of several startup sites. And yes, he has been a Product Manager.


Troy Parke Troy serves as Sr UX Design Manager at Big Fish Games in Seattle, Washington. He leads a team of Product UX/UI and Marketing Designers in unifying the user experience across surfaces, iterative rapid prototyping and delivering metrics-based performance.

Troy is also the Director of UX for UX How—your resource for Product UX Design Manager insights based on his 15 year project and client experience with Rolling Stone, Microsoft, Xbox, RealNetworks, Rhapsody, Nickelodeon, Disney and Marvel.