7 Signs You’re Not A UX Designer Yet - Open Discussion

Join us for an interactive talk about defining the UX design profession and how to become a UX designer based on Emil Lamprecht’s internationally acclaimed article 7 Signs This Person Isn’t Actually A UX Designer published by UX Mastery on 08.07.14. 

To continue the debate we’ve invited the following UX professionals to lead a discussion about what it takes to become a UX Designer and whether you really have to fake it to make it:

Danielle Reid, Co-founder of Capsule.fm & mentor at Startupbootcamp

Christian Drehkopf, Head of Mobile at Zalando SE, Founder of UX4S - User Experience for Startups & mentor at Startupbootcamp & Startup Institute

Emil Lamprecht, CMO & Creative Director of CareerFoundry

We want to hear your views so we’ve made this discussion open to the audience.

UX Designer is still a relatively new profession, and one that is still being defined.  Emil suggests it is an often misinterpreted role and that ‘User Experience Designer’ is becoming one of the most abused titles in the tech scene.  Whether you agree or disagree, come down to Betahaus for a few free beers and let us know what you think!

We’ll also invite 5 UX Designers to stand up and introduce themselves to the crowd after the talk.

Drinks will be sponsored by CareerFoundry!

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Drinks from 7:30pm

Discussion starts at 8:00pm

Networking from 9:00pm


UX Designers HQ is a new meetup to unite the UX community in Berlin - we welcome everyone; newbies to UX, budding designers, and usability experts that want to come down and make their mark.  Use this meetup as a platform to get your name out there and connect with other tech professionals in Berlin.


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  • Neil

    Hi - a little off topic maybe - but can anyone recommend a usability lab for hire in Berlin? Also any freelance UX researchers out there with experience of 1:1 lab interviewing / note taking from interviews?

    Thanks

    August 19, 2014

    • Clive K. L.

      useeds (part of the sir valuse network), items and score berlin have got dedicated labs

      1 · August 19, 2014

    • Neil

      Thanks all - that s a great help!

      August 19, 2014

  • Emil T. L.

    Hey Guys. Wondering how we can do these events better next time. Let me know what you thought of this and what you'd like to see improved, or what type of event formats you'd like as we continue the series.

    Thanks!

    August 19, 2014

    • Nando R.

      I would love to see a round table thing... A discussion involving many professionals rather than just an interview. Discuss some hot topic in UX and perhaps draw some conclusions.
      I also think it would be really cool to do something like a cross-education thing, where people can teach each other techniques or methods they learned about.

      August 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi! I'm trying to start to introduce my nose in UX. I'm reading a lot but with out any experience so sometimes is like nothing. I'm also looking for a job but everybody want an expert in UX. So my concern is if you (ux experts) can give some tips (or what ever you like to call it) for people that have no experience. I think It would be great that ones that are working on UX can be mentors or show in real life how this all process works. I don't know, I would love to see how is it. Before being a mentor, you have to be junior... Oder? We'll is just an idea...

      August 19, 2014

  • Annie L.

    Hi everyone

    Thanks for all the lovely comments! To continue the discussion & share resources please join our UX Designers HQ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UXDesignersHQBerlin/

    I've also just posted some photos of the event in there :-)

    August 19, 2014

    • Nando R.

      I love how poorly designed these charts are (definitely helps make the point ;))

      August 18, 2014

  • Clive K. L.

    Any UX practioners who have thoughts on "UX for Social Good" and 5 mins to spare would really be helpful for my short survey on the topic: svy.mk/1gYvXih Cheers!

    August 18, 2014

  • Farhad

    I really enjoyed the discussion, looking forward to the next one! Some people were asking for resources on UX, check out http://hackdesign.org­ which is a really comprehensive course on UX and design in general. Also, 'Making it Right' by Rian van der Merwe is a great book, and so is his blog at http://www.elezea.com­

    5 · August 15, 2014

    • Nando R.

      Yes! Hackdesign is fantastic. I have to actually do the whole course... I couldn't keep up with the emails.

      August 15, 2014

  • Nando R.

    Organized, to the point, interesting guests and good hosting. Audience was stimulated to participate and did.

    1 · August 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can say that again

      2 · August 15, 2014

    • Nando R.

      Goddamn Meetup app.

      August 15, 2014

  • Colin C.

    discussion was interesting but not sure i got a real, concreate, takeaway

    August 15, 2014

  • martin c.

    Cool talk, nice atmosphere.

    only problem : I could not hear everything said.
    (next time I'll arrive earlier and will sit closer to the scene ;) )

    2 · August 15, 2014

    • Emil T. L.

      Hey Martin, sorry about that! We'll try and turn the mic up louder next time.

      August 15, 2014

    • martin c.

      well, if it was the only problem, it means the meetup was good.
      see you next time!

      August 15, 2014

  • Björgvin F.

    Good meetup, arrived on time, would buy again, A+++++

    3 · August 15, 2014

  • Lingy C.

    I really enjoyed this discussion - I thought it was led well, was well structured and organised and I liked how everyone were happy to contribute and share thoughts!

    2 · August 15, 2014

  • Emil T. L.

    So great! Thanks to everyone for showing up, and to Christian and Danielle for taking the time to talk with us. I hope to see you all next time!

    4 · August 14, 2014

    • Nando R.

      Great meetup! Organized, well hosted and interactive with the audience. Gold medal to you sir!

      1 · August 15, 2014

  • Neil

    Well moderated event and good mix of people!

    1 · August 15, 2014

  • Alex S.

    Thanks for the great event and networking opportunities!

    3 · August 15, 2014

    • Annie L.

      Great to meet you! Looking forward to collaborating soon :-)

      August 15, 2014

  • Annie L.

    Doors open at 7:30pm and discussion starts at 8:00pm!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone :-)

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Emil T. L.

    Hey guys, if you want to be one of the 5 people who gets up and introduces themselves to the crowd, let me know here, and as you come into the event tomorrow. First come first serve.

    As an open discussion however, we'll be passing the mics around and your questions or comments will be much appreciated. If there is something about this debate over the UX discipline you want to get a discussion going with, make sure your notes are ready?

    Finally, if you have questions you would like our panel to think about address in the early part of the talk, leave your comment here and I'll add it to the list.

    Thanks so much for your contributions, and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!!!

    2 · August 13, 2014

    • Emil T. L.

      Cool, Colin. We'll count you in then. :-)

      August 13, 2014

    • Clive K. L.

      I am constantly wondering about the role UX could play for Social Good rather than just being something that makes rich companies richer.

      I set up a quick (5 minutes max.) survey on the topic and would appreciate everybody's input: http://svy.mk/1gYvXih­

      August 14, 2014

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