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Talk Night at Carbon Five LA

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Carbon Five

525 Colorado Ave · Santa Monica, CA

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On the corner of 6th and Colorado.

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Carbon Five monthly talk series, featuring speakers from varied backgrounds, talking about various topics.

This month's talk theme is Design by Listening Inside and Out.

Designing good UX is an iterative process that begins and ends with the same core action; listening. But who do we listen to and how? As the speakers of our July 20th design themed Talk Night will demonstrate, you listen to everyone! Whether they're the person you believe your product is for or your fellow teammates facing the same issues you do, listening and processing their feedback guides you to designs that delight and deliver.

Kicking off the evening is Carbon Five alum Alexa Roman (, giving a talk titled "Metrics That Matter":

Design and engineering have value. We need to do a better job of proving it. Too often, we leave metrics to someone else, when we can directly learn and show the impact we're having. Learn how to initiate and implement a metrics strategy from someone who really cares about money. And people. But mostly, money.

Then, LA design community leader Geremy Mumenthaler ( talks about his experiences with The Noun Project as they learned "The Largest UX Team is Also the Smallest":

Noun Project created its newest product Lingo by listening to the of problems our community and empowering our whole team with UX tools to understand those problems. Through prototyping, iteration, and a scrappy attitude, we launched a brand new product that teams needed.

We will provide pizza and drinks (beer and non-alcoholic drinks), wi-fi, cool vibes and killer talks. Doors open at 6pm. Talks begin at 7pm, and last approximately an hour including Q&A. The rest of the evening, until we shut down at 9pm, is free time. We also have an accompanying Slack to discuss during and around the event; contact a group admin to get an invite.

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