Past Meetup

Design Hacks with Laura Klein

This Meetup is past

92 people went

Price: $20.00 /per person


1355 Market Street, Suite 488 · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

The entrence is between 9th and 10th street right next to the Walgreens nearer 9th street.

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(Student or just can't afford the ticket price? Join the volunteer mailing list ( to get in free.)

Getting out of the building is just the beginning. You still need to design a product that people can use and find value or delight in.

In this talk, Laura will teach you some easy tricks for designing a usable product with absolutely no design experience. Learn how to take advantage of:

Design Patterns Calls to Action Information Grouping Frameworks + Customization Stealing We'll kick off with lightning talks from Alex Cowan - Leonid Systems Case Study and Shaan Puri - Growth Gone Wild, The Viral Story of Water Forward.

(Want to do a lightning talk? Contact me (

Lastly, we'll end with our panel and open mic MVP format. Anyone can present their MVP to get feedback from our panel! Show up at 6:30 sharp to signup.

(Contact me ( for details on the format and how to present your slide or demo.)

Beer, food, and a good hang with great people is included thanks to the price tag. After expenses, extra proceeds go to building out ( for the community.

About Laura Klein

Laura is a leading (and unique) voice in the Lean and User Experience community. She's been a user experience designer at One Jackson (acquired by Taskrabbit), IMVU (Eric Ries' original lean startup company), and Sliced Bread Design. She blogs (and sometimes rants) at (

About Alex Cowan

Alex is the CTO of Leonid Systems, an enterprise software startup with offices in the Bay Area, Washington, Toronto and various points abroad. Leonid's grown from one guy's way of paying the mortgage to a multinational operation serving Fortune 100 customers on four continents. Leonid did this entirely bootstrapped without a dollar of venture capital. Alex also wrote Starting a Tech Business (, a product development primer for non-technical domain experts.

About Shaan Puri

Shaan is a repeat offender (serial entrepreneur) who has learned the hard way that Lean is a way of life. After founding an award-winning (and money-losing) startup called Sabi Sushi, and a biotech energy venture in Australia - he landed in San Francisco where he is now the CEO of an idea lab called The Monkey Inferno. The Inferno is a 20-person company that dreams up multiple ideas in-house and builds them into existence in a 9-week sprints.