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Let's get going!

Let's get started!

First - apologies for starting this group & NOT calling a meet-up straight away. I had thought the meet-up tool to be a little more polite and maybe ask me before making this group go live, but it didn't... UX Fail.

Second - the reason I have not been able to start this is because I've been traveling, both 2 weeks for work (India), 2 weeks for fun (Boston), 1 week for work/fun (Sydney) where I attended some workshops and the conference for Web Directions South 2013!  This was extremely Inspiring and I'd love to share leanings and resources with anyone who is interested!

Third - the meet up tool told me it I wouldn't get much interest until I held a meet-up, but I am glad to see it was WRONG ;) soo...Thank-you for the interest!


First Session Outline

I would like for this first session to be a sort of Kick-off, so I might run it as an interactive session where we can all:

1. Meet and Greet (first 15 mins with a drink and nibbles - I probably wont be allowed to provide drinks - but I will try my best)

2. My Needs Workshop - Brainstorming what we each want to get out of this group and consolidate, lets think about what our major pain points are and how this group might be able to help.

3. Future Session Planning - Getting some concrete follow up topics and some owners...

Any other ideas?? please send them through!


Again, thanks for the interest... but just in case you are losing interest, the following is a teaser, these are some topics I am thinking about:

• Designing for Emotion (an overview of one of the workshops I went to)

• How to sell UX to Clients

• What's your Persona (you, your methods, your tools)

• Journey Maps are IN!!!

• Case Studies (show and tell - lessons learnt)

• The best of the best (usability reviews for good and bad sites - BYO reviews)

etc... I could go on, but I want to find out what YOU want to get out of this group :)

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  • Breisi B.

    This was shown by Relly Annett-Baker in her Practical Guide to Creating Web Content workshop, where she talked about understanding target devices and how unpredictable the devices that were coming were, their size, who would use them etc... this is quite funny (but a bit long - almost 2mins!!)

    November 12, 2013

  • Breisi B.

    Thanks for the great turn-out!
    Really enjoyed the enthusiasm, and cant wait for the great discussions that we will have!

    I'll type up summary of topics tomorrow and also all types of meetups that we can have.... based on the votes (see pics) I will schedule a Good vs Bad design meet-up, to be held in 3 weeks (as discussed) and I think just for the hell of it we will have it as a Lightning UX meet-up! This will give 4 ppl the opportunity to share their thoughts, to create a bit of variety, can I have some volunteers with four diff backgrounds? ie can we get a developer, a visual/graphic designer, a bioinformatician (yes you Bosco), a UX designer... I dont care what level you think you have re UX, just want to hear your experiences around good and bad designs, some thoughts and just help generally around facilitating a discussion :)

    Also as another to do, we need to get an area where we can collaborate, put links up for interesting reading or funny UX stuff etc.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Ben G.

    It was very nice to meet people tonight. Looking forward to the next one.

    November 11, 2013

  • Ben R.

    Hi all.
    I had the same access issue to the 8th floor, compounded with a dead phone so I couldn't call for a lift. (Bad pun intended)

    Hope it went well and hope to see you at future meets. Should be interesting to see how the night went.

    November 11, 2013

  • Marcus

    How to get to 8th floor? Lifts seem to want a pass.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Rio B.

    I'm on my way

    November 11, 2013

  • Daniel W.

    Same. Sorry for the last minute :(

    November 11, 2013

  • Shanila

    Sorry, Can't make it :(

    November 11, 2013

  • Peter

    I'm running a bit late. Should I text a number before I come in the door?

    November 11, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I won't be able to leave work early enough today, is it ok if I arrive a bit later?

    November 11, 2013

    • Breisi B.

      Sure - call me on[masked] if you can't get in the building :)

      November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make this one.

    November 11, 2013

  • Lea

    Also won't be making it but will hopefully get to the next one.

    November 11, 2013

  • Ceola F.

    Sorry won't be able to make it tonight. See you next time.

    November 11, 2013

  • Michael Z

    Oh appears I can't make tonight after all but all the best for the inaugural kick off!

    November 11, 2013

  • Miriam P.

    Sorry - won't be able to make it after all. Hope to make it next time.

    November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nuts, I'll be in Sydney

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think it should be BYO, you're organizing that meetup and it's already awesome. People should be responsible for what they want to drink ;) Will save you money.

    October 31, 2013

    • Breisi B.

      No stress I'll provide food and drinks - I'm just not sure if they will be alcoholic ;)

      November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my very first Meetup! Hope it's a fun and informative session!

    October 30, 2013

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