Lean UX: Somewhere Over the Waterfall, February 29, 2012

You know that great design is critical to the success of your business. It differentiates your product, defines the experience, and creates passionate users and loyal customers. Yet, many teams today struggle with design. Designers are hard to hire, working with an agency is expensive and doesn’t transfer knowledge to the team. If you do have designers and developers working together,… (read full post)

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Design Jam #1 – Pencil and Paper Product Prototyping, February 11, 2012

The basic concept is that the discipline of design is one, and if you can design one thing, you can design everything.” – Massimo Vignelli   You already have most of the “technical” skills you need to design digital products. Give us 2 hours and we’ll prove it to you.   P.S. Don’t bother pulling out your laptops. This meetup is strictly analog.   #sketching… (read full post)

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Geek Contraxioms: 7 Ways to Work Better with Developers, February 9, 2012

Bring your favorite developer, programmer or engineer to this special evening of fun and useful revelation. You will learn how to get more done together by adjusting to each other’s innate ways of thinking and communicating. In the end, you’ll be able to better articulate your value as a UX professional. Everyone knows that UX helps in bridging the gap between tech folks and just about… (read full post)

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Designfudge 1, December 13, 2011

We hope you can make it to our very first Designfudge gathering! It will be a great opportunity to hear about some recent UX projects, light discussion and inspiration and meet some of the local UX/design community. Designfudge is centered on LA based UX & Design professionals. We’re focused on.. 1. Monthly gatherings; once a month we’ll get together to hear case studies of local… (read full post)

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Adobe Touch : Los Angeles, December 11, 2011

Adobe Users Groups LA presenting: Adobe Touch Apps: Your studio is anywhere you find inspiration. Join us and Rick Miller -Adobe Solution Engineer and a photographer for an inspiring presentation. We will take a break after the presentation and go out to take pictures in the area. Once we are back in the studio, we will upload images via Adobe Creative Cloud and create. You can purchase… (read full post)

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UX Family Holiday Party, November 29, 2011

It’s been a year since we restructured the LA UX community to work closer together and deliver high quality events. We learned about local start up NeighborGoods, Content Strategy, Prototyping, Ethnographic Research, Eye Tracking, World Usability Day, UX conferences and more. We’ve learned a good bit from each other, now it’s time to party.   On November 29th, all the LA UX… (read full post)

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World Usability Day Los Angeles Meetup, November 10, 2011

Join the LA UPA for World Usability Day as we explore this year’s theme: Education: Designing for Social Change. Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. If we agree that social change requires education, then just how do we make that happen? How can we make education more useful, usable and desirable? And how can we push the usability… (read full post)

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WordPress Weekend, October 15, 2011

Here’s what we’ll cover October 15 and 16, 2011, two full days at a comfortable West Los Angeles location: *Setting up WordPress *Choosing a theme * Design basics *Social media and how to get more visitors *SEO (Search Engine Optimization): What It Is and Why You Should Care * Extending your site through plug ins and widgets * Creating compelling content * Newsletters… (read full post)

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2011 Idealab Tech Job Fair, October 12, 2011

Come explore a variety of tech opportunities and network with some of LA’s top startups at the offices of Idealab, the Pasadena-based technology incubator. Our companies continue to create disruptive technologies in green tech, social media, big data and enterprise, and they’re looking for smart and talented tech/engineers to help lead the way. Idealab’s founder, Bill Gross, will give a… (read full post)

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UI – Icons, Stencils, & Gradients, September 27, 2011

I’ve collected a ton of free icons and UI stencils over the past few years. If you attend this meeting, you’ll get a copy of hundreds of free icons and UI design stencils. You must attend the meetup to get the link to it. I’ll also show off three of my favorite visual design techniques including gradients, spacing+padding, and textures. I would love it if others could show their favorite… (read full post)

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