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  • The Design Process: The promise of consistently good design

    PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE ================================= https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/the-design-process-the-promise-of-consistently-good-design-tickets-102426394102 ================================= If you are a designer and you've already done some projects, there is a high probability that not all of those projects went great. Maybe in some of them, someone else screwed something up, and the end result was not good enough. Maybe in some other cases, the Design part was the one that didn't quite cut it. In this webinar, we are going to take a look at how Designers should manage their projects so that they can get a good result, all of the time. We will focus on what is the appropriate Design Process to follow, as well as the activities that make sense in each stage of that Design Process. This webinar is targeted to all kinds of Designers from Interior, Fashion, Industrial, Graphic, Interaction, UX, and UI Designers and for everybody that has the word "Designer" in their job title. But it is also targeted at everybody else that deals with Designers and needs to manage Design work that is going to be done by some Designer at some point. Our host will be Paulo Fonseca, Designer at UPPER, and the Organizer of Lisbon UX, the Meetup Group that you are looking at right now. Paulo has more than 10 years of experience doing Research, Strategy, Design, and Testing to help all kinds of organizations around the world and in a bunch of different industries to build products that their Users love. He also loves to inspire, train, support and mentor Designers (and non-designers transitioning to the field as well) by doing actual real projects with them and basically "forcing" them to grow out of their molds. Nowadays, he labels himself as Designer Designing Designers.

  • RESET

    HI Hostel Almada - Pousada de Juventude

    Last year has been a full and solid one for the presence of the Lisbon UX community in the city’s ecosystem. 1290 members are now a part of this community, which led a total of 12 meetups last year (from October 2018 to today). The time has come for Lisbon UX to reset and redefine, by reflecting on its impact and potential improvements. As Hannah Arendt would have said: What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing. We are thus gathering in Almada, across the river and with a wonderful view over Lisbon, to reflect on what we've done and to discuss what we are going to do in the next months and maybe even years, looking at Lisbon, because we are all more grounded when our goal is on sight. Therefore we invite you to be part of this day, where we are going to have a mini hackathon to brainstorm and decide what are our next steps.

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  • Managing Design Teams with Mercedes-Benz.io

    Museu das Comunicações

    Yes, management! That thing! You know it is important right? Especially because, if you are trying to accomplish something big, something great, you can’t do it alone, you really need a team. And the bigger the goal, the bigger the team. And the truth is, that teams need to be managed. They do. And most people, most organizations manage their design teams in a bad way. It is hard to figure out what is the best way to manage a team, and specially a design team. The design process is not linear and most managing methodologies are more suited for a linear workflow. As usual, we will have 3 talks of 20 minutes each, by 3 different speakers that will offer you 3 different points of view in this matter and then we will have a Q&A session where you can ask your questions to the speakers, and to finish it off, we are going to do a small group exercise where we are going to try to collectively answer the big elephant in the room question of “How can I, as a Designer, be better managed?”. First we will have Humar Santos ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/humar-santos/ ), Senior Product Designer at Nmbrs, a SaaS company that supplies HR / Payroll software aimed at providing employees with the best HR service. Humar is passionate for delivering excellent experiences to end users through digital products. He took a course of Multimedia, studied Design at IADE, and from the past 6 years, he has been working on multidisciplinary teams across diverse companies. Aiming to improve his design and make sure that the outcome would be as idealized, Humar developed the love for front-end technologies, mainly HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. His talk will be called: "We are different, not crazy". Then we will have Bruno Domingos ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdomingos/ ), Lead Product Manager at Pipedrive. Bruno works as a Product Manager at Pipedrive since January 2018. Having a strong IT background he finds it very natural to work between Product and Engineering teams. Pipedrive is exactly where he thinks he should be, always willing to try new methodologies and techniques. Afterwork, he is an easy going person, that loves nature, music, food and Karate! You can also find him watching Benfica, photographing around, or simply planning his next trip! His talk is called “A Mission-driven Team”. And to finish it off, we will have Sónia dos Reis ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniadosreis/ ), UX Designer at Mercedes-Benz.io. Sónia was born and raised in sunny Algarve, she studied Communication Design in Belas-Artes in Lisbon, and she has worked in a lot of places with different backgrounds (graphic design, motion, illustration, UX/UI) and is now at Mercedes-Benz.io for almost a year. And also Nikolaus Kober ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikolauskober/ ), Head of Digital UX at Mercedes-Benz.io. Nikolaus was born and grew up in Stuttgart aka Benz-Town, he did a lot of different things in life and finally studied Advertising and he has been working for Mercedes-Benz since early 2014 and is one of the first employees of Mercedes-Benz.io. Their talk is called “Design in a Corporate Self-Organization” So let's talk about all of that, and let's get together once again next Monday, July 15th, starting at 18:30, at Museu das Comunicações, in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon. As usual, we will have some drinks and some snacks for you to relax after the workday and, most importantly, some interesting people for you to catch up with during the break. The event only really starts at 19:00 sharp, so we ask you to be there before that, from 18:30 onwards so that you can chill, eat, drink and network a little bit, before the start of the first talk. As usual, if you are interested in learning about Managing Design Teams, please register as soon as you can because the spots are limited and they usually run out pretty quickly. Stay cool and see you there! =)

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  • Private Screening of Rams – A documentary film by Gary Hustwit

    Volkswagen SDC:LX

    €5.00

    From the director of Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, “Rams” is Gary Hustwit’s latest design documentary that was kickstarted in 2016 and raised almost $[masked] US Dollars from more than 5000 people all over the world that wanted to see what Dieter Rams has to say about Design nowadays. “Rams”, is obviously, a documentary film about Dieter Rams, the legendary Designer that worked for more than 30 years at Braun, leading the team that designed some of the most iconic products of the 20th century and influenced the Designers at some of the worlds biggest companies, like Apple. Also, since 1959, Dieter designed some of the most iconic pieces of furniture for Vitsœ and continues to do so, to this day. “Rams” is a design documentary, but it’s also a rumination on consumerism, materialism, and sustainability. Dieter's philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. So, on July 4th we are going to do a private screening of this documentary, in partnership with the folks at Productized and Volkswagen SDC:LX, so that you can also see this new documentary about one of the most important designers, ever. After the screening we will have a panel discussion with some great guests that will talk about Dieter Rams and the current state of Design in the world, followed by some networking fueled by some snacks and drinks to finish off the summer evening. We will have Pedro Cardoso a Senior Product Designer with more than 20 years of Design experience, Joana Casaca Lemos a Designer, Researcher, Speaker and Lecturer based in Berlin and Miguel Vieira Baptista, an Industrial Designer and Design Teacher that has designed the 2001 Dieter Rams Haus exhibition in Centro Cultural de Belém. We will only have 100 seats available split between the Lisbon UX and the Productized meetups, so in this meetup page there will only be 50 tickets available for sale. You can be part of this amazing evening for the simbolic amount of 5€. We are charging these 5€ to cover the $500 US Dollars cost of the screening license to be able to show the documentary to 100 people, so this money is going directly to the creators of the documentary film.

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  • Diversity in Design

    Pipedrive

    We are going to talk about Diversity in Design. Not about what is Diversity in general, because that is a trickery slope, but about the power of designing with a diverse team and for a diverse audience. About diversity itself, let's just say that we are talking about true diversity. Not just diversity of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, nationality, social class, upbringing, and so on, but about the diversity of thought. The act of having different minds thinking of different things when they are focusing on the same problem. And the advantages of it. And why in this day and age, having a diverse team is the only way for us to tackle the global wicked problems that we are facing as a species. As usual, we will have 3 talks of 20 minutes each, by 3 different speakers that will offer you 3 different points of view in this matter and then we will have a Q&A session where you can ask your questions to the speakers, and to finish it off, we are going to do a small group exercise where we are going to try to collectively answer the big elephant in the room question of “How can we promote diversity in design teams?”. First, we will have Inês Louro, Product Design Team Lead at Pipedrive and Vanessa Vilela, Product Designer at Pipedrive to talk about "Diverse teams: the Challenge of inclusion". Then, we will have James Tattersfield, Managing Director at Polar Insight to talk about "Representation and Diversity in the Design of Public Services". And to finish it off, we will have Farai Madzima, UX Lead at Shopify, that will talk about "Diversity in Teams" and has come to Lisbon to talk at UXLx Conference. So let's talk about all of that, and let's get together once again next Thursday, May 23rd, starting at 18:30, at the Pipedrive offices in Saldanha, Lisbon. As usual, we will have some drinks and some snacks for you to relax after the workday and, most importantly, some interesting people for you to catch up with during the break. The event only really starts at 19:00 sharp, so we ask you to be there before that, from 18:30 onwards so that you can chill, eat, drink and network a little bit, before the start of the first talk. As usual, if you are interested in learning about the Diversity in Design, please register as soon as you can because the spots are limited and they usually run out pretty quickly. Stay cool and see you there! =)

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  • The "How" in Research

    Feedzai - Lisbon Office

    We are going to talk about how to do Research as a Designer. Not the why, because every Designer worth it’s name should know why doing the Research is important and even mandatory if the goal is to do something successful but the actual how, the practical stuff, the tips and tricks, the success stories and the failure ones, all those things that we can learn from each other about doing the Research. We are going to talk about the “how” in Research. As usual, we will have 3 talks of 20 minutes each, by 3 different speakers that will offer you 3 different points of view in this matter and then we will have a Q&A session where you can ask your questions to the speakers, and to finish it off, we are going to do a small group exercise where we are going to try to collectively answer the big elephant in the room question of “How can we sell more Research?”. So let's talk about all of that, and let's get together once again next Wednesday, May 15th, starting at 18:30, at the new Feedzai offices in Marquês de Pombal, Lisbon. As usual, we will have some drinks and some snacks for you to relax after the workday and, most importantly, some interesting people for you to catch up with during the break. The event only really starts at 19:00 sharp, so we ask you to be there before that, from 18:30 onwards. As usual, if you are interested in learning about the “how” in Research, please register as soon as you can because the spots are limited and they usually run out pretty quickly. Stay cool and see you there! =)

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  • Rebuilding Giants

    EDP SA

    Everybody is talking about Digital Transformation these days, right? But it turns out, that that kind of transformation is not that easy to do. It feels more like building it all over from scratch, like demolishing the current thing and constructing it all over again. It really feels like rebuilding, not transforming. And that is even worse when the organizations and systems that you are trying to change are old, big, slow and complex. Almost like a grumpy giant. So next Tuesday we are going to talk about Rebuilding Giants, in the new, stylish and modern EDP headquarters, which are in themselves a symbol of the rebirth of one of the oldest and biggest companies in Portugal. Let's get together on April 23rd, starting at 6:30 pm, at the EDP Digital Factory, a newly created unit at the heart of the new EDP Headquarters in Lisbon. And just like last time, we will take advantage of having so many great minds in one room to be able to create something meaningful for the Design Community. We will have three speakers, a panel discussion and a small exercise, and also some snacks and drinks as well. First, we will have Joana Mateus, Designer @ EDP Digital Factory and Átina Cunha, Digital & CX Project Manager @ EDP, that will talk about Making EDP digital from the inside out. Then, we will have Nuno Viegas, Senior UX Designer @ Talkdesk, that will talk about Transforming Marine Insurance from the Inside out, as well. And to finish it off, we will have Daniel Furtado, Interaction Designer at Wezen and Youtuber/UX Evangelizer at the channel UXNOW which will talk about Design Activism (Daniel's talk will be in Portuguese). As usual, if you are interested in Rebuilding Giants, please register as soon as you can because the spots are limited and they usually run out pretty quickly. Stay cool and see you there! =)

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  • The New Ways of Design

    Rua do Sol ao Rato 11

    So, are you still designing like it is 2009? Or even, 1999? The world has evolved and the times have changed and with that comes some new ways of working and some new ways of designing. But look, we are not talking about Photoshop vs. Sketch vs. Adobe XD vs. Figma vs. Framer vs. InVision Studio (how the heck do we end up with so many digital design tools, people?). This will not be about the tools. This is going to be about the way we design. The methodologies, the practices, the processes, the policies, the beliefs that some Designers and some Design Organizations are inventing, experimenting, implementing and having successes or failures with. As speakers, we will have Melissa Lee, Product Designer at Volkswagen Digital:Lab Berlin. She works in a balanced team of software engineers and product managers to lead, iterate and maintain software products by translating complex problems into an inspiring and valuable user experience. The lack of design limitations in this digital age excites and encourages Melissa to constantly learn, share and challenge herself. Her talk is called Pair designing: The power of 2. Then, we will have Leihla Pinho, the founder of Major, a digital studio focused on strategy and design, born to create products that can impact people’s lives in a meaningful way. She’s also Product Design Director at Wodify, a fitness platform built to empower gym owners, coaches, and athletes around the world. She spent the last 10 years building digital products and services, teaching and mentoring, and trying to find better ways to use design to make the world better. Her talk is called Designing with Purpose. And the final speaker will be Pedro Moreira da Silva, Senior UX Designer at GitLab, an open source software development app used by organizations like NASA, Sony, and Uber. Pedro has worked at consultancies, startups, and solo. Passionate about remote work, open design, transparency, and mentoring. An advocate of better design with less stuff. His talk is called Remotely Open: Design Without Borders. Then, after the talks, we will have a moderated Panel Discussion, that will not be live streamed or recorded, where we are going to talk about: A Day in a Life of a Designer in 2030. So let's talk about all of that, and let's get together once again next Wednesday, March 27th, starting at 18:30, at the new Volkswagen SDC:LX offices in Lisbon. As usual, we will have some drinks and some snacks for you to relax after the workday and, most importantly, some interesting people for you to catch up with. As usual, if you are interested in learning about some new ways of designing, please register as soon as you can because the spots are limited and they usually run out pretty quickly. Stay cool and see you there! =)

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  • Designing for Learning

    Ironhack Lisbon Tech Bootcamps

    This is not about Design Education, specifically. This is about the new learning models that are popping up and competing with the more traditional models, like your regular university degree or boring company training. We are going to talk about some alternative learning models and how they differ in this day and age, where on one end, if you want a deep-dive one-on-one tailored experience you can get private mentoring sessions with an industry expert, or on the other end, if you don't have that money to spend and are really just starting out on a new field, you can start with free and publicly available content from one of the worlds best universities through a massive open online course platform like Coursera or edX. There is already a lot of options out there and usually, since learning happens outside the typical classroom, we should definitely reinvent a system that was inspired by the factory models of the beginning of the industrial revolution, more than 150 years ago. We should at least try to design it for the future. So, let's talk about that, and let's get together once again next Tuesday, February 19th, starting at 18:30, at the Ironhack Campus in Lisbon (and yes, what better place to talk about Learning than at a Web Dev and UX/UI Bootcamp Campus). We will have three speakers and a panel discussion afterward, and also some snacks and drinks as well. As usual, if you are interested in learning and educational models, please register as soon as you can because the spots are limited and they usually run out pretty quickly. You can also find a sister meetup of this one on the Ironhack Meetup group here: https://www.meetup.com/ironhack-lisbon/events/258936087 Stay cool and see you there! =)

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  • Designing Governance 🕵🏻‍♂️

    Wodify

    After the last meetup of 2018 at Beta-i where we had a very productive discussion about Designing Organizations and also Culture, we will now go a bit further and start to discuss how to design governance, hierarchies, incentives and all that core fun/boring stuff that really makes an organization thrive. So this one is a bit of a follow up of the last meetup where we hope to continue the discussion where we left it. So, let's talk about that, and let's get together once again next Tuesday, January 29th, starting at 18:30, at the Wodify offices in Lisbon. We will have three speakers and a panel discussion afterward, and also some snacks and drinks as well. First, we will have Pedro Morgado and José Ferreira from Wodify, our hosts, which will talk about "Transforming Culture for Digital Success". Then, we will have Victor Vorski, which will talk about "Why Distributed Teams Need to be Self-designing". And our final Speaker will be Jon Barnes, which will talk to us about "Finding Wisdom Within the Chaos". And to top it off, we will also have the usual Panel Discussion, this time moderated by Pedro Reis, which will drive the conversation towards finding "How might we collaborate without being dicks to each other?" As usual, please register as soon as you can because the spots are limited and they usually run out pretty quickly. Stay cool and see you there! =)

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