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Thank you - Eric Reiss on Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better

From: Crystal Ehrlich, UX D.
Sent on: Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:12 PM

I'd like to thank Eric Reiss for his insightful and entertaining presentation on Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better. Isn't he awesome? If you haven't had a chance to pick up his book, I encourage you to do so. It's available at Amazon: And, after you have read it, be sure to write a quick book review.

We had some great sponsors too! I'd like to thank Dan Dato, Ronen Olshansky and the rest of the team at Cross Campus. It's a great space and is only going to get more exciting after their upcoming renovation. I think their presence in Santa Monica is going to have a huge impact on the tech community here. Watch out world, here we come!

And, I'm very grateful for Science, Inc.'s sponsorship. The Dollar Shave Club video that Mike Macadaan shared with us was hilarious. Personally, I like the guy getting his head shaved by his daughter while reading The Lean Startup book. For those of you who don't know, Mike has a very strong background in User Experience and is a huge supporter of our UX community. When you have a chance, be sure to "like" the Science, Inc. page on Facebook. Also, Science can be followed on Twitter at:

Additionally, TechJobsLA was kind enough to sponsor the Eric Reiss event. Noel Saw and his team are putting together an amazing tech job fair on Saturday, July 21 at 10 AM. Be sure to check out the workshops. Some of the workshop speakers include:

The Eric Reiss event couldn't have taken place without the help of Lynn Boyden, Chris Chandler, Carlos Salazar, Christian Sosa-Lanz, Jason Gillard, Serena Ehrlich, Garick Chan, Marcella Missirian, Nate Uchida, Courtney Walker and Valeria Kholostenko. And, I really loved Hilary Bienstock's tweets.

Thanks again to all those who made this event come together. I'm very grateful for your support of The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup group.

Best, Crystal

P.S. I hope I didn't forget to thank anyone.

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