FANTASTIC Meetup last week. Gathering was energizing, fun and quite delicious; a huge thank you to Nick and Vynyl for the space, pizza and much needed coffee! We'll be at it again here in just a few weeks.
Next up, we'll be discussing workflow. The good, the bad, the painful, and the sublime. Time to get a little meta in our thinking about sketch, illustrator, photoshop, prototyping, asset management (F*#% NO!).
Ok, show and tell:
Haha, gets me every time…
To add a little structure to the bones of this Meetup, we'll be following a loose agenda:
5:30–5:40: Brief intro of people and Meetup-ers
5:40–6:00: Presentation on common workflow tools
Research: color, icons, typography, stock photography, etc.
Inspiration/Archiving: dribbble, designspiration, awwwards, etc.
Prototyping: sketch, marvel/invision/flinto, napkin, webflow, etc.
Collaboration: invision, zeplin, avocode, dropbox, cloudapp, etc.
Project Management: Slack, Trello, Asana, Jira, Basecamp, Dapulse, etc.
Production (suites): adobe, bohemian, serif, etc. Presentation: dribbble, behance, slideshows, etc.
Assets/Versioning: dropbox/box/drive, GIT, etc.
6:00–6:15: Workflow show and tell!
This is where YOU come in…
Have something fantastic that makes your life oh-so-wonderful. Please come prepared to share OR message me beforehand and I'll work it into the deck.
Yes, his strategy is showing! 6:15–6:30: Design Critique! Call for entries! Here's what we're going to try. Consider this an open solicitation for a project-in-progress with workflow complexities. Sound like you? Let's talk. Message me. We'll Skype briefly, and plan how to incorporate your workflow problems into our Meetup and we'll brainstorm together how to ease your project pains. 6:30–6:40: Wrap up, retrospective & discuss next Meetup
6:40–7:00: Mix, mingle, make new friends, AND munch some refreshments.
I'm very much looking forward to this topic. As you saw, that's a FULL PLATE to discuss in 20 minutes. If a special workflow comes to mind that you're itching to share, please reach out! Also, if you'd like to workshop your project workflow, let me know.
Have a great week everyone, and see you in October!
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