UX Process: Start-up to Enterprise

Thanks to our hosts at VMware, we will spend the evening diving into the depths of UX Process by reviewing a few different company/product models. Specifically, what's working, what's not, what's new, and what's disruptive to the process. We'll also learn new techniques to conquer that great divide between designers and developers.   

Speakers include...

Peter Shepherd
Staff Interaction Designer, VMware
"The Amazing Whirlwind of 10 years of UX Work at VMware"
Peter will talk about the fast-paced work-life at VMware collaborating with product teams, UX engineers and customers developing the best user experience possible within our release schedule. He'll highlight the common threads and major upshifts in our UX processes during this wild ride transforming the IT world with virtualization and cloud computing.

Karen Cross
"UX Process at Atlassian"
Design Manager, Atlassian (company behind JIRA)
Karen will walk us through the complete process of how UX is communicated, organized and  followed through at Atlassian.

UX Panel Q&A Session with...

David Knight
Product Designer,  FitBit

Suzanne Pellican
Chief Design Strategist, Intuit

Melina McLarty
UX Designer, VMware

Scott Perket
UX/Product Designer, Zendesk

Zach Perkins
Director of UX, Momentum Design Lab (previously with Salesforce)

This meetup will be on January 23, 2014 at VMware's Promontory C Cafe on Hillview Ave in Palo Alto. We'll have free food, beer, wine, music, giveaways, and of course great networking with your fellow UX'ers.    

Official VMware map shows directions to the Briefing Center, which is very near where we'll be holding the event. Google map showing the Promontory C cafeteria. 

Shuttle from/to CalTrain from VMware
To VMware from CalTrain:  Here's the pick-up schedule
From VMware to CalTrain: Leaves @ 8:30pm

This meetup event would not be possible without our outstanding sponsors: Momentum Design Lab, VMwareBalsamiqRemote TestKit by NTT ResonantAxureO'Reilly, Omni Group, and more.

See everyone soon,

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  • rob

    Hi guys, I'd be really keen to see presentations from this event, particularly the UX Process at Atlassian.

    Are they available anywhere?

    July 25

  • Zach P.

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    This is an awesome tool for quick and informative usability tests, check it out!

    January 28, 2014

  • Toshiyuki h.

    It was really informative topics, thank you very much!

    January 25, 2014

  • Anya N.

    Loads of helpful information and ideas. Looking forward for the next one. Thank you.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Kevin T.

    Excellent speakers, super inspirational!

    January 25, 2014

  • Michael C.

    Excellent: Speakers and the panelists, the MC.

    January 24, 2014

  • Federica P.

    Great events! Thanks to all the speakers for sharing their stories about UX

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Daniel K.

    It was nice to see what processes VMware and Atlassian go through on a day to day. I'd really like to have seen more about what kinds play cards Atlassians use.

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • Isaak

    Great event, maybe a bit long, but I am very glad that we have something like this available and I will definitely be returning.

    January 24, 2014

  • Lawrence S.

    Great event.

    January 24, 2014

  • Joe P.

    Great turnout, great speakers, great panel, great hosts & sponsors!

    3 · January 24, 2014

  • Atul P.

    Thanks to all the speakers for sharing insights on the UX process and benefits of it and thanks to the organizers and sponsors as well

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • Ann O.

    Speakers and panelists were great. I would suggest (either via the moderator's facility or a guideline for panelists) that not all questions need to be answered by all panelists, for the sake of time/answering the number of Qs that came up. No food by 6:20pm was disappointing! Otherwise good times.

    4 · January 24, 2014

  • Zach P.

    Thank you to everyone that came out last night, VMware for the awesome space and to our sponsors! You all are the key component to making these Meetups successful. Our next Meetup will be back in San Francisco with another great lineup, details coming soon. Cheers!

    3 · January 24, 2014

  • Ann M.

    All of the speakers were outstanding, talks and discussions were informative, thoughtful, and insightful. Thank to everyone for taking so much time to make this successful.

    4 · January 24, 2014

  • Atul P.

    Which building is it in the campus?

    January 23, 2014

    • Joanie L.

      Promontory C, center of the quad

      January 23, 2014

  • Ashwin A.

    Joe, which shuttle goes from Palo Alto Caltrain and what is the frequency?

    January 23, 2014

    • Joanie L.

      It's about every hour; it will be a large light blue shuttle with VMware branding at the shuttle pickup area (opposite side from the Marguerite pickup)

      January 23, 2014

    • Nick

      January 23, 2014

  • Kalpa B

    Sorry, work came up! Looking forward to next month!

    January 23, 2014

  • Glen L.

    Want me on a panel?

    January 18, 2014

    • Joe P.

      Hi Glen, unfortunately we've got a full panel at this time. I'll be in touch for an upcoming event. Thanks for reaching out.

      January 20, 2014

  • Joe P.

    Thanks Ramin! I'm looking forward to meeting you as well. I'll have a bunch of announcements coming up in the next couple weeks to the group.

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Ramin

    Hi Joe,
    thanks for the organizing. Looking forward to meet you on this event.
    Kind regards

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Alex S.

    I don't care what the topic is, the last meet up was incredible! My girlfriend, who tagged along without a vested interest in UX, even loved it. Consider me a groupie!

    2 · November 19, 2013

    • Joe P.

      Wow! Thanks for the kudos Alex. I'm glad you and your gf enjoyed the event. We'll try to make them better and better.

      November 25, 2013

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