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Monthly Meeting | UX'ing the Noun Project

  • Aug 7, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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We are starting a little earlier than usual since Societe closes at 9:00 and we want to allow for a happy hour before our Noun Project activity begins. Here's what we'll do:

6:00 - 7:00PM Happy Hour

7:00 - 7:15PM Noun Project Intro

7:15 - 8:15PM Creative Activity

8:15 - 8:30PM Voting and Awards

8:45PM Last Call :(


The Noun Project: Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World's Visual Language

The Noun Project is building a global visual language that everyone can understand. Their goal is to enable users to visually communicate anything to anyone by creating a universal language of symbols. Humans have been using symbols to communicate for over 17,000 years because they are the one language everyone can understand. Symbols can transcend cultural and language barriers and deliver concise information effortlessly and instantaneously.

UX Speakeasy Puts the UX in The Noun Project

Our resident Graphic Facilitator, Jeannel King will be leading us in a group activity to create UX-related symbols to submit to The Noun Project. This will be an interactive and creative activity but you don't have to be an artist to join. Squiggly lines, circles, Jeannel says "What you draw is good enough".

More information on The Noun Project can be found here:



Societe Brewing Company is one of San Deigo's best craft breweries and was founded in 2011 by Travis Smith and Doug Constantiner, formerly of The Bruery.

Societe focuses specifically on IPA’s, Belgian inspired brews, and wine-barrel aged sours handcrafted on a 20 barrel brewhouse.

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  • Nathan R.

    I came across an article about Chineasy ( in the Financial Times yesterday and I was fascinated about the lateral thinking applied to make mandarin characters easy to learn. Since mandarin is a contextual language, it only makes sense to learn the written form with visual aids. The creator of Chineasy has managed to do it rather nicely. Thought this may be of interest to the UX folks in the group especially since we experimented with the Noun project recently.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Jesse C.

    Sadly, this was my last Speakeasy for the foreseeable future - I'm back to Indiana in a week. Good chatting with you folks! These meetups have been a highlight of my San Diego experience. Hopefully I'll make it back sometime in later days.

    2 · August 8, 2013

    • Elina O.

      Good luck with the adventures! Come back one day!! :)

      2 · August 8, 2013

    • Bennett K.

      Safe travels Jesse. You were a fantastic addition to the community while we had you - i am sure that you have great things going in your local chapter in no time!

      2 · August 9, 2013

  • Michelle

    Everything was awesome but it was hard to hear, thus making it hard to participate fully.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Jeannel K.

    Thanks, everyone! I'm looking forward to see what UX Speakeasy draws forth for our Noun Project submissions! (Which are only made possible because you guys picked up the pen and jumped in last night!) Woot! ;^D

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Jason B.

    Thanks Jeannel; an extremely informative topic and a great way of presenting it.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Great job Jeannel!

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Paul H.

    Engaging, fun, and insight-inducing. Awesome workshop, Jeannel!

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Nathan R.

    I know I learnt something new yesterday! Looking forward to more such events.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Dayan G.

    Great workshop, Jeannel!

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Jeannel K.

    Totally going to be sipping tea today after last night vocal projections! ;^) Thanks, everyone, for being such troopers with the acoustics...

    2 · August 8, 2013

    • David C.

      It was a great format. Very educational and entertaining!

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • David C.

    Hi, Just in case anyone is in downtown and interested in participating in EvoNexus Ping Pong Tournament, here is the link:[masked]

    Signup deadline is midnight Friday. Tournament starts on Monday.

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me: [masked]

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation and workshop. A mic would helped me hear above the din.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Cynthia H.

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it happens.

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Per N.

    Great beer. Challenging acoustics...

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • John C.

    Really well put together!

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • chadQmartin

    Hey guys

    Thanks for showing up in force tonight! Here are the main room presentations from MOBdUP:


    2 · August 7, 2013

  • Nikolay M.

    Sorry. Too late to change plans for tonight. ):

    August 7, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Work and family slam... again.

    August 7, 2013

  • Jinny W.

    Conflict for me... Enjoy!

    August 6, 2013

  • Cody F.

    Bummer. Other plans are in the way tomorrow night after all- have a beer for me

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to make next month!

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shoot, can't make it now that it's earlier. Have a great time!

    August 6, 2013

  • Per N.

    Hooray. Thanks for opening up positions for me to go. :-D

    2 · August 6, 2013

  • Cindy

    Have a conflict. Sorry to miss ya'll! Have fun!

    August 6, 2013

  • Shirley 'Sheri' L.

    Aww, I was looking forward to this too, but will have to drive up this weekend. That means the next person will get my spot. :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Carina

    Just realized I can't make this. One spot open! :)

    August 1, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Have to get R2 ready for D23 and want to make sure all his systems are good to go. Sorry I have to miss the meetup, but this is kind of a HUGE opportunity with Disney.

    July 31, 2013

  • Bennett K.

    Once again we have a wait list so the dreaded Ohme Blacklist is in effect: If you are a No Show you will automatically be wait listed for future events

    Please keep your RSVP up to date and, if you are no longer able to attend, be sure and change your RSVP to "No" so people on the waitlist can go.

    2 · July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wait List Me

    July 17, 2013

  • John C.


    July 16, 2013

  • Amber L.

    The worlds visual language? Are we just regurgitating the world? Visually?! AWESOME!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Greg S.


    July 11, 2013

  • Tom O.

    (((• , :-D

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun

    June 24, 2013

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