"Designing beyond the Device" with Jod Kaftan of BLITZ

Please join us on Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Yahoo! Santa Monica when Jod Kaftan shares his thoughts about "Designing beyond the Device". As usual, refreshments will be served. We are grateful for our generous sponsor -- Yahoo, who has kindly provided our meeting space and refreshments.

Jod Kaftan is the Experience Design Director at BLITZ Agency in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to BLITZ, Jod worked at The Los Angeles Times, Schematic, Razorfish, Citysearch and AOL. In addition to being the Design Director at BLITZ, he is also a writer. And, as a writer, Jod has been published in Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, New York Magazine, This American Life and UX Booth.


Jod an be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jodspeed

Parking:
Park on the street or across at the DMV parking lot. Don't try to use the underground parking as it costs $30. Here is a map to help you find your way.

Agenda:

7:00 PM - Registration

7:30 PM - Event Begins

7:35 PM - Sponsor Announcement

7:40 PM - Community and Job Announcements

7:45 PM - Speaker Introduction

7:45 PM - Presentation by Jod Kaftan on "Designing beyond the Device" followed by Q&A

8:45 PM - Walk over to McCabes Bar & Grill for the "After the Event" gathering

After the event:

we will gather at McCabes Bar & Grill which is a short walk from Yahoo! for anyone interested. The address is 2455 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA

Follow us on Twitter: @LAUXMeetup
Event hashtag: #BeyondDevice & #LAUX
Jod Kaftan: @jodspeed
Yahoo!: @Yahoo
List of all those involved or helping with tonight's event:
http://twitter.com/#!/LAUXmeetup/beyonddevice/members

Thank you Denise Walker of TechZulu and Matt Dandurand of Media Contour for the press coverage of the event.

Event filming: Nicola Scaramuzzo

Photography: Marcella Missirian, Gavin Burnett

Live Tweeting: Cherry Davis, Garick Chan, Valeria Kholostenko, Alaia Williams

Guest Relations: Nate Uchida, Kristin Kazamaki, Sharon Folio, Pavel Binar, Valerie Kameya

Special thanks to the following individuals:
Jod Kaftan, Brian Channell, Carlos Salazar, Chris Chandler, Christian Sosa-Lanz, Crystal Ehrlich and Jason Gillard

Volunteer hashtags:
@MarcellaMssrian, @ilovegarick, @Cherry_LA@vkholostenko, @daformidablefoe, @creativemakiWRD, @filtergavin, @heyhockeypuck, @AlaiaWilliams, @PCartiste, @PavelBinar and more to come!

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  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    I would like to thank Media Contour for their recent article on Jod Kaftan's presentation about "Designing Beyond The Device"
    which was published on 9/12/12. If you haven't read it yet, it can be found here: http://www.mediacontour.com/blog/2012/09/designing-beyond-the-device-with-jod-kaftan/

    Enjoy!

    September 17, 2012

    • Matt

      Thanks again for setting up that interview Crystal. It was an amazing event and we look forward to covering many more.

      September 17, 2012

  • geoffrey

    I dont feel like i actually gathered anything from it. It seems like a deck of buzzwords

    September 6, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Thanks to Nicola Scaramuzzo, video from Jod's presentation has been uploaded to Vimeo and can be found here: https://vimeo.com/48244201

    Enjoy!

    August 30, 2012

  • Lance M.

    Thanks crystal !!

    August 27, 2012

  • jaclyn g.

    Thank you, Jod... for an inspiring lecture on creating a compelling user interface.... may the force be with you!! : )

    August 27, 2012

  • Kevin H.

    Thanks to Jod for the presentation!

    If possible, could someone post the events the gentleman from Yahoo mentioned would be happening next Tuesday evening?

    August 24, 2012

    • Kevin H.

      Great! Many thanks Paul!

      August 24, 2012

    • Brian

      The Yahoo! Southern California Developer Meetup is next Tuesday from 6-9pm. Free to attend. Please spread the word and sign up.http://yahoosocaldeve...­

      August 24, 2012

  • anthony m.

    amazing

    August 24, 2012

  • heather s.

    Jod rocks!

    August 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The take-away of this talk was extremely valuable, especially appreciated the differentiation between meaning & semiotics

    August 24, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    I would really love to see some workshops lead by Jod. He is amazing. As for the event, there are some great links listed here: http://www.meetup.com/ia-55/messages/40441552/

    August 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first LAUX meetup, a co-worker sent me a link about it. Just came back to LA last year, looking forward to more evenets.

    August 24, 2012

  • Cherry

    Great speaker who was knowledgeable and engaged

    August 24, 2012

  • Marcella M.

    Outstanding! Jod was very engaging and I liked the way he structured his information. Wonderful speaker.

    August 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kneel before Jod! A great speaker that gave me several things to consider.

    August 23, 2012

  • Andrew Y.

    Fantastic and inspiring. Charismatic speaker, articulate, informative, nary a dry moment.

    August 23, 2012

  • saurabh

    I loved the customer journey slide!

    August 23, 2012

  • Tai G.

    Enjoying the customer journey

    August 23, 2012

  • Tai G.

    Meaning makes the Device is soooooo true!

    August 23, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Hashtags #BeyondDevice #LAUX @LAUXmeetup @JodSpeed @Yahoo #InJodWeTrust @BLITZagency

    August 23, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Here is the agenda with some upcoming events in UX community. http://files.meetup.com/482087/Jod_Kaftan.pdf

    August 23, 2012

  • heather s.

    Like Chivardi said, this is going to be EPIC. Jodspeed!

    August 23, 2012

  • joshua s.

    Thanks for opening up more seats - I'm really looking forward to this talk!

    August 23, 2012

  • Stuart P.

    Stoked. Bring it on!

    August 23, 2012

  • Tatjana

    Looking very much forward to the event and speech tonight!

    August 23, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    Tonight's event will be covered in the media by Denise Walker of TechZulu and Matt Dandurand of Media Contour. I'm thrilled both will be joining us and have the opportunity to interview Jod Kaftan.

    August 23, 2012

  • Justin B.

    Looking forward to tonight. Love what I've seen from Blitz!

    August 23, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    I would like to thank Nicola Scaramuzzo for offering to film tonight's event. We are lucky to have someone this talented joining us. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1127386/

    August 23, 2012

  • Alan N.

    I saw Jod speak at World IA day in Spring and he was great; he had so many great insights to offer so I'm sure this will be a great session.

    August 22, 2012

  • Brett R.

    Wedding.com is looking for a User Experience Expert. Please let me know if you of someone, we could use the help. [masked]

    August 22, 2012

  • Lance M.

    I'm looking forward to this! If anyone would like to talk to me about developing apps, I work @ Evolutionate.com

    August 20, 2012

  • jod

    Crystal, will you please tell Blitz to stop scheduling actual work meetings for me.

    1 · August 20, 2012

    • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

      I'm on it and have sent a posse down to BLITZ. First we are going after Tim Richards and then Chris Morabito. But, no one is really safe. :-)

      1 · August 20, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday at Yahoo! when Jod Kaftan takes the stage and talks about "Designing beyond the Device". If you have any UX event announcements or UX job opening announcements to share with the group, please email them to me at [masked]

    August 20, 2012

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