• UX Happy Hour
    Let’s meet up at Trade Food Hall in Irvine (http://www.tradefoodhall.com/) to get some drinks at Center Hub (http://www.centerhubbar.com/) and talk UX amongst friends and fellow designers, developers, product managers, content strategists and researchers. Look for us in the main seating area of the food hall, grab a drink, some delicious food and chat about design with fellow professionals. Parking: Parking can occasionally be difficult at this venue. There is one main parking lot for the food hall directly out front. Try to carpool or show up early to get a spot! If there's an issue with parking, there is additional parking available at Von Karman Towers (it's $1.50 each 15 minutes)

    Trade Food Hall

    2222 Michelson Drive · Irvine

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  • UX Portfolio Reviews & UX Design Project
    UX Portfolio Review time again. At this Meetup, we will give first dibs to those who want to present something: a UX portfolio or project, a startup (at any stage), a coding or web project, etc. Sell yours skills to stir up some side business or just get some valuable feedback on your project to get it moving forward, maybe something to add to your UX portfolio. Next I will give an update on our current UX design project for the EV Charging Station mobile app and let everyone know how they can participate. By the time we get through this UX Design Series we will have completely gone through the entire UX Design Process. Jump in any time. Learn something new or contribute to the project and show off your UX, Dev or Biz Dev skills and maybe stir up some freelance work if desired. The possibilities are endless! Spread the word. Hope to see you all there. Check out our past Meetups for more details. Let me know if you have any questions. Summary: UX Portfolio, Startup or other project presentations Intro to UX Design UX Design Project Update Q&A Networking If you are new to this location please use this map link or you will get lost. Google maps does not help you find the front doors. The IRWD Community Meeting Room addr is 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. Here is the map link. IRWD Community Meeting Room Map http://bit.ly/ocddirwd1 Feel free to bring your dinner or snacks. Come early to grab a table spot. Full kitchen with frig and microwave available if needed. Rhett

    Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Meeting Room

    15500 Sand Canyon Ave · Irvine, CA

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  • The UX of Data (Partner Event by LAUX)
    Partner Event - Please RSVP here instead: https://www.meetup.com/ia-55/events/254865855/ The UX of Data Workshop Data is often not accessible unless you can write code. Designers and Product Managers rely on data every day to make decisions, develop ideas or measure success. When tools and systems are not created with them in mind, they lose trust and understanding. They lose their bearings and end up relying on other methods to make decisions. It doesn't have to be this way. We can create empathetic, intuitive systems for sharing information. With a bit of human-centric thinking, teams can build shared understanding of why, what and how to measure their work. When everyone on the team is empowered to understand data, they can make more informed decisions and to be able to measure their own success. This interactive workshop will cover: -What’s going wrong today with product data -Why data literacy matters and what it can help product teams achieve -Building shared understanding of why, how and what to measure -Increasing the trust of data -Creating, sharing and questioning reports -Using data to improve product design ___________________________________________________________________________ Facilitator: Lex Roman Bio: Lex Roman is a Product and Growth Designer. She believes that design is only as valuable as it's measured. As a result, Lex has become facile with data - leading product analytics at startups and defining measurement strategies for over 30 companies. Lex is currently a Product Designer at InVision. Previously, she led design, product growth and analytics at Burner. Past clients include Toyota, Nissan, Macy's, Prosper, Joyable and Deloitte. Learn more about Lex's work at lexroman.com or find her on Twitter @calexity. A special thank you to our sponsor, PatientPop! Partner Event - Please RSVP here instead: https://www.meetup.com/ia-55/events/254865855/

    Patient Pop

    214 Wilshire Boulevard 2nd Floor · santa monica, ca

  • UX Happy Hour
    Let’s meet up at Trade Food Hall in Irvine (http://www.tradefoodhall.com/) to get some drinks at Center Hub (http://www.centerhubbar.com/) and talk UX amongst friends and fellow designers, developers, product managers, content strategists and researchers. Look for us in the main seating area of the food hall, grab a drink, some delicious food and chat about design with fellow professionals. Parking: Parking can occasionally be difficult at this venue. There is one main parking lot for the food hall directly out front. Try to carpool or show up early to get a spot! If there's an issue with parking, there is additional parking available at Von Karman Towers (it's $1.50 each 15 minutes)

    Trade Food Hall

    2222 Michelson Drive · Irvine

    2 comments
  • Cancelled: Prototyping Bootcamp - Essentials of Axure
    DESCRIPTION OCUX presents our first workshop that will teach you the essentials of Axure as you create a website using this powerful tool. The instructors will provide help in areas that you have questions on. The lead instructor has taught this same workshop to private clients and to workshops in the Irvine area. PRICING Early bird: This workshop's early bird price is $79 which will be available until September 15, 2018. Full price: On September 16, 2018, the price will increase to $100. At-the-door: At 10 am on September 22, the at-the-door prices increases to $200 (cash at the door). REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prototyping-bootcamp-essentials-of-axure-tickets-48282537369 DETAILS Are you in the process of building a web site or an app? Are you transitioning into web design and need high-fidelity tools to build mockups? Have you seen all the job postings that required Axure? Axure was created 16 years ago to help designers create powerful prototypes quickly with coding. Today it is being used by 87 percent of Fortune 100 companies. In this hands-on workshop you’ll be learning from an expert who will walk you through this award-winning yet approachable software. This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to navigate the interface of Sketch and create a digital prototype that you can showcase. Takeaways: You have done your UX research, wireframes and are ready to design your app. This 3.5 hour workshop will cover fundamentals of interaction design by designing a website for a business. The course will include: • Navigating Axure's interface • Stylizing widgets • Working with the Site Map feature • Adding interactions • Creating and editing Masters • Mastering Dynamic Panels • Collaborating with AxShare THE INSTRUCTORS: SHRADDHA & RYAN Shraddha Swaroop is the instructor of OCUX workshop on Sketch app Shraddha Swaroop is Chief Innovative Officer and Founder of MRM UX Designs. Previously, her work has appeared at Apple, Ebay, Kelley Blue Book, the NFL, Coca-Cola and the Los Angeles Times. Over her career, Shraddha has lead teams to produce a variety of thoughtful creative solutions for large institutions to nimble start-ups. Since graduating from UCLA and California State University, Fullerton her work has been recognized by numerous regional, national, and international design awards and she has been invited to speak at several UX gatherings including Convey UX, SoCal UX Camp, SoCal Code Camp and UX Fest. Shraddha teaches at Springboard and provides one-on-one coaching sessions on Axure, Sketch and InVision. She can be reached at [masked] Ryan Bell is the assistant instructor and is an Orange County Based UX Designer, currently working as a User Experience Designer at SecureAuth in Irvine. Previously, he’s worked in the domains of loan origination and payroll management. Having utilized Axure in a variety of organizational contexts throughout his career, Ryan is very excited to teach people about these tools and their tremendous potential. PARKING There is free weekend parking across the street and behind Pro Desk Space.

    Pro Desk Space

    112 E. Amerige Avenue · Fullerton, CA

    9 comments
  • UX Portfolio Reviews, UX Usability Workshop & Design Project Follow-up
    UX Portfolio Review time again. At this Meetup, we will give first dibs to those who want to present something: a UX portfolio or project, a startup (at any stage), a coding or web project, etc. Sell yours skills to stir up some side business or just get some valuable feedback on your project to get it moving forward, maybe something to add to your UX portfolio. Next we will have a brief follow-up to our Usability Workshop last month. I will cover the basic concepts of UX design to make sure those new to UX are on the same page. I will cover Don Norman's (famous father of UX) 10 Usability Criteria or Heuristics that help make everything more user-friendly. I will summarize how we used these Heuristics and put them into action to evaluate the LinkedIn Mobile App. I will let anyone who did not get to share last time an opportunity to do so. Learning to identify and apply these Heuristics will help improve your UX Evaluation, Expert Reviews and help others avoid many common UX mistakes. I will try to save plenty of time for Q&A. Summary: UX Portfolio, Startup or other project presentations Usability Workshop follow-up Intro to UX Design 10 Usability Criteria and Heuristic Evaluation (Nielsen Norman's Ten Heuristics) UX Expert Reviews UX Design Project Update Q&A Networking Towards the end, and time permitting, I will give an update on our current UX design project for the EV Charging Station mobile app and let everyone know how they can participate. By the time we get through this UX Design Series we will have completely gone through the entire UX Design Process. Jump in any time. Learn something new or contribute to the project and show off your UX, Dev or Biz Dev skills and maybe stir up some freelance work if desired. The possibilities are endless! Spread the word. Hope to see you all there. Check out our past Meetups for more details. Let me know if you have any questions. Rhett

    Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Meeting Room

    15500 Sand Canyon Ave · Irvine, CA

    7 comments
  • UX Movie Night: Helvetica
    Join us for an exclusive screening of "Helvetica" brought to you by OCUX, The Cove (http://innovation.uci.edu/the-cove/) and UCI's Master in HCI (https://mhcid.ics.uci.edu/) program. We will have a pre-movie socializing hour before the movie starts at 6 pm. Come early and mingle outside The Beach with our UX community including students, faculty, UX designers, UX researchers, product managers, developers and start-up founders. Parking: Free and plentiful. Park anywhere in the lot and walk over to The Cove. AGENDA 5:30 pm: Check-in, snacks and socializing 6:00 pm: Assemble in theater for movie screening 7:15 pm: Discussion of movie 8:15 pm: Wrap-up and departure ABOUT THE MOVIE Helvetica is a cinematic exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, and Lars Müller. RSVP today! SEE TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkoX0pEwSCw

    Needs a location

    $5.00
  • UX Happy Hour
    Let’s meet up at Trade Food Hall in Irvine (http://www.tradefoodhall.com/) to get some drinks at Center Hub (http://www.centerhubbar.com/) and talk UX amongst friends and fellow designers, developers, product managers, content strategists and researchers. (Happy Hour is from 3-6 at Center Hub, if you want a good deal on drinks be sure to come early! http://www.centerhubbar.com/happy-hour) Look for us in the main seating area of the food hall, grab a drink, some delicious food and chat about design with fellow professionals. Parking: Parking can occasionally be difficult at this venue. There is one main parking lot for the food hall directly out front. Try to carpool or show up early to get a spot! If there's an issue with parking, there is additional parking available at Von Karman Towers (it's $1.50 each 15 minutes)

    Trade Food Hall

    2222 Michelson Drive · Irvine

    2 comments
  • UX in Action, Usability Workshop and UX Portfolio Reviews
    Hey fellow designers and innovators. We have a great Usability Workshop planning for you and more. First timers to this location please check the map link for the general location and to find the front doors of the meeting room that can be hard to find. All are welcome to bring your own dinner and drink or snacks as there are plenty of tables and chairs - even a frig and nuker if needed. We will start things up just after 6p but come any time. We will be having fun all night. IRWD Community Meeting Room Map http://bit.ly/ocddirwd1 Summary: Usability Workshop - hands on 10 Usability Criteria and Heuristic Evaluation (Nielsen Norman's 10 Heuristics) UX Portfolio Presentations with Feedback - sign up for a spot (spots are limited) Intro to UX Design - for those who are new to UX UX Mobile App Design Project Update - Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station App (2 design challenges) Q&A Networking I will cover the basic concepts of UX design to make sure those new to UX are on the same page. I will then cover Don Norman's (famous father of UX) 10 Usability Criteria or Heuristics that help make everything more user-friendly. As a group, using the Heuristics we just covered, we will put them into action and evaluate the LinkedIn Mobile App. Learning to identify and apply these Heuristics will help improve your UX Design, Evaluation, Expert Reviews and help you advise others to avoid many common UX mistakes. I will try to save plenty of time for Q&A. Level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisites: Have a LinkedIn account and have the app downloaded on your mobile device. Read up in advance to get more out of the Meetup: Nielsen Norman Group 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design http://www.nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability-heuristics/ Here are some suggested tasks for the LinkedIn App to eval (some of these can only be done at the Meetup): Create an Account Complete or add details to your Account Post a comment about the OCUX Meetup Add me (Rhett) as a connection Add other organizers as a connection Find a new connection Follow or un-follow a connection Challenge - add a connection at the Meetup using QR code Wish someone a Happy Birthday Send someone a message Find Job Search Features Change Notification Settings We will then make time for those who want to present something: A UX portfolio or project. Sell yours skills to stir up some side business or just get some valuable feedback on your project to get it moving forward, maybe something to add to your UX portfolio. Last, I will give an update on our UX Mobile App Design Project - Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station App. By the time we get through this UX Design Series we will have completely gone through the entire UX Design Process. Jump in any time. Learn something new or contribute to the project and show off your UX, Dev or Biz Dev skills and maybe stir up some freelance work if desired. The possibilities are endless! Spread the word. Hope to see you all there. Let me know if you have any questions. Rhett

    Irvine Water District Community Room

    15500 Sand Canyon Ave · Irvine, CA

    8 comments
  • Workshop: 5 Tips on How to Win Over Stakeholders & Interviewers
    In this interactive workshop, participants will come away with... * A better understanding of the stakeholder's and interviewer's perspective. * Examples of how to (and how NOT to) respond to RFP, project and job interview questions. * The insights to craft winning responses designed to win over stakeholders and interviewers. This workshop is designed for both seasoned professionals looking to polish their project & RFP response skills and job seekers looking to improve their interview skills. AGENDA: 6:30 PM – Introduction, networking and check-in 7 PM – Workshop begins 8 pm - Networking and wrap-up ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Presenter Alesha Arp is a User Experience Researcher and Design Strategist whose resume includes digital systems and sites, physical spaces, and business processes. Additionally, Alesha is a former technical recruiter and consulting lead. Currently she has "the best job ever" conducting UX Research with students and teachers for the MIND Research Institute. OUR SPONSOR Big thanks to our venue sponsor McGraw-Hill Education. Their generosity makes it possible to bring your this amazing workshop to help you reach your goals,

    McGraw-Hill Education

    15460 Laguna Canyon Rd · Irvine, CA

    $10.00