• IxDA Singapore Year-end Gathering 2018

    Ode To Home

    Hey everyone! Let's huddle around good food and great drinks as we share interesting stories and draw inspiration from each other to celebrate the close of 2018 and welcome the year ahead. Theme: Reflection and Resolution We will be inviting 5 speakers to share with us their key takeaways for 2018 and their expectations / goals for 2019. Presentations will be in the PechaKucha 20x20 format, with 20 images each showing for 20 seconds. Expect an evening of sharing, reflection and resolution among great company. As space is limited, we're keeping the size really cosy so we hope you'll be able to make it :) This event is ticketed to help cover the costs of food and drinks, will greatly appreciate if you would purchase a ticket here to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ixda-singapore-year-end-gathering-2018-tickets-53223010457 --- Agenda for the evening: 7-715pm: Registration and welcome 7-8pm: Networking, enjoy the food and drinks 8 - 845pm: Sharing by speakers 845pm - Late: Be merry! Looking forward to seeing you there! Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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  • IXD Session: A conversation with Chew Boon Yew from London

    WeWork Beach Centre

    Hey everyone! It's crazy isn't it? The year is about to end and we're just left with 64 days to confetti popping. As we are making plans for holidays and taking a break off work, fellow IxDA colleague, Boon Yew (Boon) is having holidays earlier and will be travelling from London to Singapore / KL. We took this opportunity to invite him to share with us about his designer's journey, life working in London as a Malaysian, and how books and reading have influenced and shaped him as a designer, supporting his work with complex problem spaces. Boon Yew is the Principle UX Designer at Elsevier, one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information, and former lead designer at agency SapientRazorfish. His work involves solving complex and messy problems that put people at the heart of the solution. He's an active contributor to UX communities, serving on the board of the IxDA and as a local leader for IxDA London. For the bookworms, avid readers and everyone else, come join us for an evening to discover unconventional but powerful perspectives through books and Boon. -------------------------- Agenda for the evening -------------------------- 7 - 7:30pm Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30 - 8:30pm Conversation with Boon 8:30 - 9pm: Questions, networking We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- P.s: Do you know we have a newsletter where we send out updates on news, events and opportunities? Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dBToYD P.p.s: Would you like to sponsor the meetup and have some airtime for your brands / business? Let us know! We welcome sponsors for venues and refreshments.

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  • IXD Session: A conversation with Liau Jian Wei, Zendesk (San Francisco)

    Hey everyone! It's been awhile since we had an intimate conversation :) This month is special as a friend of ours, Jian Wei who flew all the way back from San Francisco to share about his experience working in overseas at Zendesk's Headquarters. (Well he didn't just flew back for this of course but since he's back, why not!). Jian Wei is a Senior Product Designer at Zendesk, leading the agent experience for the Support Product. He moved to San Francisco in October 2016 from the Singapore office. Jian Wei holds a Diploma in Digital Media, major in Interaction Design from Nanyang Polytechnic. He withdrew from Nanyang Technological University in his first year to pursue a full time position at Zopim, which was acquired by Zendesk in 2014. This session will be interesting for those who are curious about what it's like working overseas and in a global design position, differences in culture, work habits and how it all matters as a designer. -------------------------- Agenda for the evening -------------------------- 7 - 7:30pm Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30 - 8:30pm Conversation with Jian Wei 8:30 - 9pm: Questions, networking We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversational centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- P.s: if you'd like to sponsor some food, drinks for the meetup, let me know!

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Jason Leow, Outsprint

    Hey everyone, it's been awhile since our last IxD session with 2018 kicking start to a very busy year for all of us here. This month we'll be chatting with Jason Leow (https://jasonleow.sg) who runs Outsprint (https://outsprint.io/), a social enterprise as public innovation design consultancy, creating products and services that deliver public and social good. We'll be talking about how design is shaping the public sector, how you as a designer can apply your design skills for social impact / public good, how he is using design sprints to help public sectors innovate and more. Also, Jason recently started his #1mvp1month project which recently launch the Outsprint Store - an online store for design tools for public good (https://store.outsprint.io ) and Public Design Vault - 500+ design tools for public good, all in one place (https://publicdesignvault.com) so we can expect to chat about these side projects and what we can expect next. -------------------------- About Jason Leow -------------------------- Jason’s first forays in design was helping businesses build online brands through user-centered web design, where he applied design thinking to his freelance work. Before starting out in as a designer, he was previously with the National Council of Social Service where he championed ground-up collaboration efforts between social services, voluntary welfare organisations and the grassroots. At The Human Experience Lab in the Public Service Division, Jason had the opportunity to bring his passions for human-centered design, social innovation and entrepreneurship into government to create public good. He spent 2 months at the globally renowned innovation firm IDEO, working on a collaborative project commissioned by the housing authorities and PSD to look into the future of public housing. He had also worked on various multi-agency projects exploring issues such as Singaporeans’ career aspirations and helping persons with disabilities find employment. He is now running Outsprint, a social enterprise as public innovation design consultancy, creating products and services that deliver public and social good. He recently helped SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disability, design a new grant experience through a one-week design sprint. His pet passion of hoarding online articles had now found some popularity and practical use, in the Design For Public Good Flipboard magazine, with over 11,000 readers. -------------------------- Agenda -------------------------- 7pm – 7.30pm: Registration, networking. 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Conversation with Jason 8.30pm – 9pm: Networking and drinks :) We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversational centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there!

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  • Interaction 18 - Community Live Streaming

    IxDA Singapore

    Hey everyone! Hope your 2018 is going great so far! As some of you may know, the Interaction 18 conference is happening next week at Lyon, France and the IxDA conference committee has opened up a new initiative to live stream the keynotes and talks happening on the main stage to those who are unable to attend and to bring Interaction 18 to everyone around the world. As the Singapore chapter of IxDA, we will be broadcasting the live stream at our new communal space (yes, you read it right, a new communal space for UX people) from 4pm onwards! (Singapore is 7 hours ahead of Lyon so their first keynote at 9am will be our 4pm). The first keynote opening on the 6th Feb will be from Alan Cooper and you can view the full 3 days program here: https://interaction18.ixda.org/program We will be broadcasting the conference for the 3 days from 4pm SGT to late (depending on demand). * If you prefer to view the broadcast in the comfort of your 60" TV at home, here's the link to get tickets - https://ti.to/ixda/interaction-week-18/with/f9d-u9s4aym,mkr0me0hhey,vwrw7eytvkg,tkrgmj-dhoe ** If you have any questions, drop me an email [masked] or in the comment below :) ------------------- What to bring ------------------- Please feel free to bring along anything to keep yourself comfortable such as your own food, drinks or anything you'll like to share with the group. There will be table space available so you can take notes etc. ** If you'll like to sponsor for the event (pizzas, snacks, drinks), please let me know! -------------------------- Important to know -------------------------- * As the space is small, we'll only be able to fit about 20–30 people at any one time, bear with us if the space gets too crowded. We may have to turn people away, hopefully not. * We're actually in the midst of fitting the space up so it may be a little messy. * This is actually our first event at the space, and a first event doing broadcasting / live stream, so do be prepared for surprises along the way.

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Aditi Kulkarni, Head of Design, Referral Candy

    Hey everyone! We're back once again in September for this Design Leader series where we have a conversation with Design leaders, Principle consultants, influential designers improving lives through UX. This month we'll be speaking with Aditi Kulkarni (https://www.aditikulkarni.com/), Head of Design & UX at Singapore based startup, ReferralCandy (https://www.referralcandy.com/). About Aditi Aditi Kulkarni (https://www.aditikulkarni.com/), Head of Design & UX at Singapore based startup, ReferralCandy (https://www.referralcandy.com/). the best automated referral program for online retailers. (ReferralCandy has raised S$2M in funding and recently tripled its revenue.) In her previous role as VP Design at Postman (http://www.getpostman.com/) she lead product design and helped grow the user base to more than 4M developers, eventually leading to Series A funding of $7M. Aditi is a big fan of effective, collaborative and goal oriented design. She loves trying various experiments to see what works best in a lean product team. In her free time you can find her tinkering and making interactive installations inspired by city life. --- Agenda for the evening 7pm – 7.30pm: Registration, networking. 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Conversation with Aditi 8.30pm – 9pm: Networking and drinks :) We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversational centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! P/s: The ReferralCandy team recently launched a brand new loyalty product called CandyBar (https://www.candybar.co/). It's a digital loyalty app for the millions of SMB's out there. With CandyBar, SMB retailers can run and track their business from their pocket. They're Hiring (https://angel.co/referralcandy/jobs)! --- Venue sponsor: A big thanks to the folks at District6 (http://district6.co/) for sponsoring the venue and hosting us! District6 is a brand new co-working space located just at City Hall (2 mins walk from Raffles City!) --- Food / Drinks sponsor: Food and drinks tonight are sponsored by GetLinks (https://getlinks.co/invited?r=nnKjo) - GetLinks connects qualified Developers, Designers & Digital Marketers with hundreds of new career opportunities every week through a two-way Marketplace.

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Chooake Wongwattanasilpa, DBS Bank

    This August, we'll be having a conversation with Chooake Wongwattanasilpa (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chooake/) who leads the User Experience and Design team at DBS Bank Consumer Group (http://dbs.com/design) regionally. About Chooake ​​Chooake Wongwattanasilpa, based in Singapore, is the current Executive Director of User Experience and Design at DBS Bank, a role he has held since March 2016. As a key member of DBS Consumer Banking Group’s Regional Digital, Chooake provides ​🏅​ best in class experience for all digital channel, ​🔭​ vision for core experience roadmap , and ​🎯​ leadership to design a joyful experience across banking, wealth management and payment. ​​Chooake’s ability to influence, to ​🤝​ co-create & co-design with other teams leaders and executives helps transforming the way DBS deliver digital experience to customers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan; pioneering new way to bank in India, Indonesia and China. ​​Chooake was also DBS Bank’s Senior Vice President of the company's Consumer Banking Group from April 2014. Chooake has been involved in delivering major digital initiatives like Remittance, eWallet and Payment, Wealth Management digital platform, Mobile Banking App, Internet Banking, Iconic iBanking Login Page, regional rollouts of best in class digital channel, and 2017 ANZ Digital Channels’s Integration.​​ ​​Prior to DBS, Chooake was the Head of User Experience Design (Asia Pacific) for PayPal in Singapore, responsible for building their APAC operations. Chooake spent 7+ years at PayPal with other roles including Senior Manager of User Experience Design (Jan 2010 - Aug 2013) and Manager of User Interface Design (Oct 2006 - Dec 2009). Chooake also worked at Motorola Mobile Devices and supported the design of the Motorola Razr’s multimedia application from Dec 2005 - Oct 2006. Chooake was the Design Lead responsible for User Interactive Interface for Morningstar from September 2000 - November 2005. ​​Chooake attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained his Masters in Visual Communication in 2000, his BA in Graphic Design and Advertising from Columbia College in 1999, and his BA in Visual Communication Arts from Assumption University of Thailand in 1996. Agenda for the evening 7pm – 7.30pm: Registration, networking. 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Conversation with Chooake 8.30pm – 9pm: Networking and drinks :) We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversational centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! P/s: DBS is hiring! Check out the roles and positions here: https://www.dbs.com/design/jobs

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Dr Jacob Greenshpan, Google Launchpad UX Expert

    This June, we have a very special guest flying in all the way from Isreal - Dr Jacob Greenshpan (http://www.uxux.co.il/). About Dr Jacob Greenshpan UX strategic design, lecturing around the world and innovation — these are what I do. I design creative user interface and am honoured to be a member of the advisory board for the Google Launchpad accelerator for startups. I have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and user interface design. Building innovative, top-of-the-line UX solutions and applications has been my passion for the last 20+ years. Before becoming an independent consultant, I co-founded two companies: UI Ltd. (which is the largest company in Israel for UX design) and Applied Cognitive Engineering, Ltd. (ACE) for cognitive training. In addition to working as strategic UX consultant, I coordinate the UX activity for Google’s Launchpad program, an acceleration program for startups. I have created UX expert communities for helping startups in Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Bangalore, Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta, Mexico City and many more places. I have had the honour of meeting over 700 startups around the world and helping them turn their dreams into reality. Agenda for the night 7pm – 7.30pm: Registration, drinks and networking (no food served, feel free to bring your own!) 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Conversation with Dr Jacob 8.30pm – 9pm: Networking and drinks :) We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversational centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! Venue sponsor A very big thanks to the folks at Collision 8 (https://www.collision8.com/) for sponsoring the venue! Thanks to Bryant, Xinyi, Jen for making this happen! P.s: Apologies for the very short notice! We feel that having Dr Jacob to share would be valuable for many so we decided to organise it in an agile fashion. If you're unable to make it, we'll make sure recordings are available!

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  • IxD Session: Conversation with Shah Widjaja

    Singapore Power

    This May of the Design Leader series, we'll be having a conversation with Shah Widjaja (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahwidjaja/) from Palo IT (http://sg.palo-it.com/)! About Shah Shah is the Head of Design and Strategy at Palo IT, where he's trying to build the next generation of designers & strategists. He has been working in the digital space since 1998 in Australia, Jakarta and now Singapore. He has worked with global and regional clients in the government sector, high-tech, retail, telco and finance on UX Analytics (measurable user experience design) solutions for cross channels delivery across desktop, tablet and mobile. He loves working in complex problem space where he can collaboratively create and optimise the appropriate experiences with the aim of delivering value to the business by delighting its customers through well-crafted and appropriate design solutions. Shah believes the role of a designer is more than delivering tactical executions. He is still continuously learning on how customer empathy can be used to articulate appropriate insights that help bridge business needs and its customers across the appropriate digital channels. Also, Shah thinks fifth graders are way smarter than him. Agenda for the night 7pm – 7.30pm: Registration, drinks, snacks and networking 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Conversation with Shah 8.30pm – 9pm: Networking and drinks :) We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversational centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG ( https://twitter.com/IxDASG ) and we can have that answered! Venue sponsor A big thanks to SP Group ( https://www.spgroup.com.sg/home ) for sponsoring the venue and food!

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Michael Chen & Lim Shiyun from Zendesk

    This April, we'll be chatting with Michael Chen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-chen-18bb632b/) & Lim Shiyun (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiyunlim/), from Zendesk (http://www.zendesk.com/)! And obviously we use the word chat because they have been the pioneers behind letting businesses chat with their customers right from their own website. About Michael & Shiyun Mike and Shiyun are designers in Zendesk working on the Chat and Message products. They're part of an international team of designers, engineers and product managers who make kickass customer support tools. Mike was previously a co-founder at Minitheory (http://www.minitheory.com) and an early stage employee at a fintech startup called inDinero (http://www.indinero.com/). Shiyun focuses on thinking for the enterprise, and is currently a part-time design lecturer at Nanyang Technological University. Agenda for the night 7pm – 7.30pm: Registration, drinks, snacks and networking 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Conversation with Mike & Shiyun 8.30pm – 9pm: Networking and drinks :) We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversational centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (https://twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! Special thanks to Zendesk (http://www.zendesk.com) for sponsoring the venue and snacks! P.S: Zendesk is currently hiring a Product Designer (https://jobs.jobvite.com/zendesk/job/orvm4fw6)!

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