SAS Design and accessibility, mobility, and the future
The Design Division at SAS is an umbrella organization responsible for supporting hundreds of offerings and thousands of users around the world. In this presentation, Ron will talk about the organization structure, their focus on accessibility innovations, how they’ve been impacted by the explosion of devices, how he feels they need to change to adapt to the future, and about how they are reaching out to collaborate with the academic community.
Ron Statt is a senior director in the R&D Division at SAS Institute. He’s currently responsible for the Design Division, which includes user experience designers, visual designers, and accessibility analysts who impact the majority of SAS software offerings. Additionally, Ron provides program management for a cloud-based academic offering that is used by thousands of instructors, students, and independent learners throughout the world to learn SAS. During his 17+ years at SAS, Ron has held positions as a technical writer, project manager, manager, and director in various divisions.
As always with our meetups, this is not a "sit back and listen" meeting, but a chance for us to bring together a cross disciplinary group of people to think about the relationship between UX and analytics. Mostly though, we'll get to know one another, and have some fun.
There is ample parking near the Hunt Library on NCSU’s Centennial Campus.
Visit the Parking Kiosk located as you enter Centennial Campus from the corner Varsity Drive and Avent Ferry Road. At the kiosk you can purchase a day pass for $5.00. This will allow you to park it the C-parking deck located near the Hunt Library on Partners Way. You can access this lot when leaving the parking kiosk by driving down Varsity drive, through Main Campus Drive and taking a right onto Partners Way. The multi-level parking deck will be on your right hand side.
Directly outside the front doors of the Hunt Library (on Partners Way) is an hourly lot. There is a mechanical arm at the entrance to this lot. You can pay by the hour at $2.00/ hour to park here. Just be prepared, as this lot only accepts credit cards (no cash).
Once parked, you will be entering the Hunt Library on the ground floor. The Duke Energy Room is up the yellow stairs and on your left.