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Better Design: Panel

This month's topic is about better design. Visually, technically, and just plain better designs to reach and inform your website or application users. Mobile, web, or whatever else comes to the fore.

We're finally putting together this meetup that's been on the list for almost two years! This is a panel of in-the-trenches professionals covering many design related topics:

  • Information Architecture: Eric Turnnessen
  • Vector-based Designs: Scot Inscore
  • Mobile Design: Jennifer Nearents
  • Mobil Digital Marketing: Adam Lorts
  • Designing for SEO: Sunny Zhang
  • UI Design: Adam Gomez

Part presentation, part QnA, all awesome.

Delicious dinner provided by Vitamin T, Delicious location provided by Webtrends.

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  • Sue S.

    My favorite Meetup yet. Loved the lively discussion among the panel members and the attendees.

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the meetup last night. Being new to Portland, this was a good meeting (my first with this group). I have a question regarding the SVG and vector conversation(s). What are people's opinions about Html 5, canvas and topics such as the new Adobe Edge program? Does this group have any plans in the near future to discuss the world post-flash between SVG, canvas and other trends? What are people moving towards?

    This may be too large of a question for a meetup thread...thoughts?

    Thanks again for the meeting.

    October 19, 2012

    • Scot

      I'd be open to more discussion of the 'future web' and how SVG, canvas, etc plays into it.

      October 22, 2012

    • Scot

      Just took a look at edge, looks interesting, haven't tried adobe Edge, but I have used Tumult's Hype. These tools certainly enable the creation of some really cool content, the problem that I found was that it was great for making non interactive content, but that they way it generated the end result made it useless for making a real application.

      Like most things its a trade off between low level power and control, vs ease and speed of creation.

      October 22, 2012

  • Adam L.

    Thanks a lot for everyone who came out, the presenters and Eric. It was a really good lively conversation.


    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for sharing all. I had fun.


    October 18, 2012

    • Mojo M.

      Thanks for explaining taxonomy to me!

      October 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Of course! Here's a link to the Wordpress Explanation: http://codex.wordpres...­

      October 19, 2012

  • Jesse G.

    Besides the 3 presenters that didn't show, it was great.

    October 19, 2012

  • Jennifer N.

    Hey guys! Thanks! It was a great "first meeting" (tonight was the first MeetUp with this group that I have been able to attend)!

    October 18, 2012

  • Christian S.

    Looking forward to tonight ... and anyone interested in being part of our startup. We're pulling together a small initial dev team and are in need of a web/UI designer/strategist. See you there soon.

    October 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      What is the startup?

      October 18, 2012

  • Evan K.

    @Valeria yes, 6th and Taylor, we are meeting on the 16th floor and the concierge will help you up since the elevators require codes after 6.

    October 15, 2012

  • Scott P.

    Sounds fun, I hope y'all have some ideas that are worthwhile. Most of what we've seen so far in web standards has been so dismal that any amateur can do better on their own. Looking forward to the experience...

    October 14, 2012


    Hello I am new in Portland. Working as a Java Developer. Looking forward to learn more about designing.

    September 27, 2012

  • Spencer C.

    This topic intrigues me and often eludes me (i.e. creating good design). I know what it looks like and how it functions, but being a bit of a neophyte, have difficulty getting their on my own projects. Since there is a lot of interest, if it's this November I could help put together a discussion panel and brainstorm with a few of you who would like to be on the panel. I figure three panelists and a moderator could work well. Let me know if this would be helpful.

    September 11, 2012

  • Elizabyth H.

    Do we have a date yet? I'm in if this doesn't fall during the week I'm in LA. I can speak to designing for mobile, advertising, general good practices, typography, color, branding and probably a bunch of other topics. I would love to share what I've learned in 15 years of interactive design.

    September 10, 2012

  • David G.

    I do web design in the Air Force...would love to exchange ideas with this group. Cheers!

    September 10, 2012

  • Eric R.

    Sounds like a popular topic. I'll make this Octobers event, if someone wants to run it (I'm in SF that week)

    August 28, 2012

  • Joseph

    I'm happy to host for this if we get a panel, our conference room holds ~30 comfortably (downtown).

    August 28, 2012

  • Elizabyth H.

    Hey all - anyone up for actually putting this together? There are 63 RSVPs - let's have a panel discussion! I'll volunteer - I'm fresh from doing a lot of mobile/ iPad design and can speak to designing for that medium... anyone else want to be on a panel with me?

    August 25, 2012

  • Adam G.

    Looking forward to this.

    November 14, 2011

  • Spencer C.

    I look forward to learning your ideas on web design.

    November 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    glad i read this last comment. I got fooled :)

    June 6, 2011

  • Eric R.

    Um... I have no idea. This was a suggestion that's over 6 months old. I think Meetup is just being stupid. big surprise :-/

    April 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to attend this.

    March 13, 2011

  • Dan O'Brien M.

    @Eric A discussion about page layouts (grids, pros and cons of 960 and other grid frameworks, magazine-style layout) would be great.

    @Coty A discussion about HTML5 is a GREAT idea! This is a big enough topic it should be separate from the design/layout discussion.

    2 · September 15, 2010

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