The video recording of the event (which doesn't do justice to the presentation) is now available on our 'videos' page > http://www.meetup.com/ia-55/pag...
4 · May 20
I am so completely annoyed that Alberta's dude at the Milan train station completely stole my algorithm for using the Riemann zeta function to determine the coefficient of a dendrogram using a predetermined folksonomy. Send me twenty bucks and I'll email the secret to you. Include mother's maiden name and social security number. Bitcoin only please.
6 · May 17
This was my first UX Event, and I must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly. I learned a bit (esp. how to tell a really convincing lie to prove a point ;) ), and I met some great people. As one who is just starting out in UX, I think there is so much value to this group. I look forward to meeting you all at the next event!
2 · May 18
Loved the talk yesterday. Jessica & Alberta are fantastic presenters who made a dry topic really entertaining & shared great techniques. Thanks also for the Oreilly book giveaways at the end and to the organizers (Crystal, Charlie, Jason, Lara). I have to say, the LA UX community rocks!
5 · May 17
Loved Jessica's breakdown of modeling a taxonomy—will your language convention favor SEO, natural language, branding, or be a mix?Is it best to have it apply to all touchpoints or just the web?
Alberta introduced a highly useful tool for driving stakeholder comprehension and buy-in (IMO): The Similarity Matrix in Optimal Sort: http://www.greenpointdesign.com...
And she deftly pulled the wool over our eyes with PCSA and others, like: "Structural Malta Approach to Card Sorting" (Go ahead, google it ;)
Thanks to Ticketmaster there was great food and the "first-floor conference room" to join in afterward.
2 · May 17
This Meetup was fantastic. I am so grateful to Jessica for teaching me about taxonomy. I clearly had no clue what it really meant. And to Alberta for providing her super-secret magic formula for card-sorting and navigations. Driving into Hollywood from Orange County is a trek, but these two made me feel like I was taking a mini-course on an area that is integral to UX designer's duties. I'm so glad I came. Thanks, ladies!
1 · May 17
I really enjoyed the speakers Jessica & Alberta, they kept the topic interesting and were very funny! Alberta had us going there for a minute. I was a little scared of Taxonomy before the meetup but I now feel that I can tackle it using some of the demonstrated techniques. It was very informative.
1 · May 17
Thank you, Matt, for providing the press coverage for tonight's event. I'm so grateful for Media Contour's interest in our events. // On a totally different note, please bring your business cards for tonight's special drawing. Ticketmaster gives away cool prizes!
0 · May 16
Michael Van Gorkom, Thank you, Natalie Kuperman and rest of your team for providing a free event venue, free parking and the great food and beverages. It's so thoughtful of you. On another note, if you have any UX career opportunities, feel free to let us know.
0 · May 16
Hi folks, would you like to help us get the word out about the upcoming "Taming Taxonomy: A Practical Intro" event by tweeting with us? Our group is 100% volunteer run and we work as a team. So, if this is something of interest to you, jump in and join the fun. To make it easy, you can just retweet this, if you like. Or, feel free to come up with your own. //
0 · April 26
I work in Human Resources at Ticketmaster. Thursday's meet up will be held in our corporate offices which are located at 7060 Hollywood Blvd. Our direct cross street is Sycamore Avenue, which is one block east of La Brea. Please park at 7021 Hollywood Blvd, the entrance to the parking lot on Sycamore (north of Hollywood, across the street from our offices). If you have any questions relating to the location of the event, please feel free to shoot me an email @ [masked].
We are looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday!
2 · May 14
Everyone, I would like to introduce you to Natalie Kuperman with LiveNation/ticketmaster, our sponsor. // Natalie, thanks so much for joining the group. We are thrilled to be working with you and are really excited about bringing the "Taming Taxonomy: A Practical Intro" event to the LA UX community. Be prepared, this event is going to rock! :-)
5 · April 25