• Partner event: “The Art of Selling Design” (50% off)

    Grand Central Tech Accelerator

    Hello Prototypers! I wanted to point out this event by DesignX, a great panel about “The Art of Selling Design”. A message from Preet, the organizer: While in an ideal world, good design should sell itself - we all know, there’s quite an art to pitching the work and the importance of good design, process, and more to internal and external stakeholders. Join us on Wednesday evening as our panel of design leaders from IBM, GrubHub & McKinsey & Company share their learnings and nuances on the Art of Selling Design Lastly - mix & mingle over drinks & food with your favorite design folks from the New York UX & design community! Details & tickets: https://designin.nyc/fbmore/DesignX-events-NYC Use code SKETCHNYC to get 50% OFF your tickets. ——- I hope to see you there! Ciao, Francesco

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  • Exclusive Demo: “Go from Prototype to a Live Web Experience with Famous Studio”

    Hello Everyone, I am super excited to bring Famous to you! It's one of the most advanced tools out there not only to prototype to get buy-in or test but to launch a real Progressive Web App! A note from the Famous Team: Have you ever wanted to go beyond the prototype and publish your design, but find that you can't without the help of a developer? Famous Studio enables designers to import their designs from Sketch, AdobeXD, and Photoshop, build a live Prototype and then turn them into a live Progressive Web App without any additional developer help. It's a perfect companion product for any of the primary design tools, and it's free for up to 10 live projects. In this meetup Steve Newcomb, founder of Famous, will give the Design & Prototype NYC community an exclusive demo of Famous Studio. https://famous.co/ ------- After RSVP'ng on Meetup, you MUST fill out this form below for security reasons: https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/DP-Famous-Studio-Event-NYC-Security-RSVP-SignUp If you are interested in the Alpha fill out this: https://goo.gl/forms/D4iUpfd0vazcroqD3 Drinks & Snacks will be provided by the Famous Team :) ------- A note from Alley (that is letting us use the space!) Alley is an entrepreneurial hub where people can grow their businesses by working collaboratively in a supportive environment. Alley is redefining how people work by offering state of the art private office space, coworking desks, virtual memberships, meeting and conference room space, events, and additional services to be the launchpad that entrepreneurs are looking for. ------- See you soon! Francesco

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  • Workshop: Prototyping AI Experiences with Chris Butler

    The Creative Group (Training Room)

    $10.00

    **** Important: Entrance is on 42nd st, not Park. Come to the 3rd floor!**** Hello Everyone, this time we are going to focus on prototyping AI experiences! Our amazing speaker Chris Butler is Director of AI at Philosophie in NYC. He leads the firm in human-centered AI engagements: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisbu Overview: As more and more services will be integrating data science, machine learning, and other AI techniques how do you know if you are building the right thing? Through prototyping, of course! During this meetup we will give people techniques on how to prototype and research these systems before investing months into collecting/cleaning data and training a model. This will include a short workshop on prototyping for AI systems. Schedule: 6:00 PM - Chris presentation on AI/ML prototyping (and research) 6:30 PM - Roleplaying workshop, topic TBD 7:00 PM - Debrief, Q&A If time permits Francesco will be presenting a new portfolio & presentation tool and workflow that integrates with Sketch. Pls RSVP / Get your tickets asap so The Creative Group (our lovely sponsor) can provide snacks and food for everyone. If you are a student or can't afford the price of the ticket I'd be happy to sponsor you. Get in touch here: https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/email-me-meetup Thank you and see you soon! Francesco & Chris

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  • Sketch & Prototyping / What's New

    The Creative Group (Training Room)

    $10.00

    **** Important: Entrance is on 42nd st, not Park. Come to the 3rd floor!**** Hello Everyone! Lots of news and exciting new tools. :) I'll be giving an overview of some more advanced Sketch features and best practices as well as talk about some exciting prototyping tools that have hit the market recently... ProtoWire, Diya and the recently updated Anima App. Topics: – Sketch Overview (UI tips, Creating Symbols, Using Libraries, AMA) – Prototyping in Sketch: –– Native and shareable click-throughs in Sketch –– Diya: Smooth interactive animations (and handoff) –– ProtoWire: Responsive Design & Prototyping –– Anima App: Full on landing pages with interactivity, forms and data capture Pls RSVP / Get your tickets asap so The Creative Group (our lovely sponsor) can provide snacks and food for everyone. Thank you and see you soon! Francesco

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  • Sketch & Prototyping (Office Hours)

    Le Pain Quotodien

    **** Important: Changed location and topic **** Hello! I'll be hosting a casual Sketch & Prototyping Office Hours this time. Come ask any questions and hang out.

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  • Workshop: Basic Sketch (Paid event)

    The Creative Group (Training Room)

    Hello! I'll be running another Sketch workshop. 🎟See details and to purchase a ticket: https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/Sketch-Workshop-2018 Agenda (~3hrs): – Sketch’s UI: What's obvious and what's a little more hidden, navigating folder structures and artboards. – Styles: Text and Shapes. – Symbols Overview: How to create them and when to use them. – Symbols: Resizing, overriding and nesting. – Libraries: Using Symbols from shared libraries and UI kits – Plugins: Manage and leverage plugins for an efficient workflow (InVision CRAFT, Anima Autolayout and more) – Anima's AutoLayout: building responsive layouts, grids, tables and more. – Naming conventions and exporting to Zeplin – Prototyping in Sketch

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  • Prototyping in Sketch 49 and What's New / ProtoWire & More Demos

    The Creative Group (Training Room)

    $10.00

    Important: The entrance to 125 Park ave is on 42nd st, across from Grand Central. Ignore the map from Meetup. *************** Sketch 49 brings quite a few improvements. Some obvious like prototyping within Sketch and some less obvious like easier-to-look-at override panels and find-and-replace colors. Agenda: – Prototyping in Sketch – Shared Libraries on Sketch Cloud (Read more about both: https://blog.sketchapp.com/prototyping-libraries-on-sketch-cloud-and-an-official-ios-ui-kit-in-sketch-49-bf090c70796c) – Improved Find And Replace Colors: (I wrote a quick Medium post about this: https://medium.com/design-prototype/sketch-49-find-and-replace-colors-everywhere-dc8db465026d) – ProtoWire Demo (Advanced, responsive prototyping within Sketch) https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/Protowire-Prototyping-in-Sketch – The Sketch 49 workshop and Protowire demo will be held by Francesco Bertocci. https://freeandwilling.com/fbmore – Other speakers TBD. Reach out if you'd like to present! ----------------------------------------- As usual if you are a student or can’t afford the ticket let me know and I’d be more than happy to sponsor you. Reach out at [masked] See you soon!

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  • Workshop: Figma from Design to Prototype and Handoff / Fuse & ProtoWire Demos

    The Creative Group (Training Room)

    $10.00

    Important: the entrance to 125 Park ave is on 42nd st Agenda: - Figma Overview - Groups, Frames, Constrains - Components - Modular Grid System - Pen Tool & Vector Network - Live Collaboration - Prototype, Sharing, Commenting - Handoff, Export The Figma workshop will be held by Mirko Santangelo. https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/Mirko-Santangelo Mirko has been using Figma for some time now and he'll be able to share his experience. Then: - Fuse Tools Demo by Juan Serra https://freeandwilling.com/jiserra - ProtoWire Demo https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/Protowire-Prototyping-in-Sketch - SketchToPortfolio Preview both by Francesco Bertocci https://freeandwilling.com/fbmore ----------------------------------------- As usual if you are a student or can’t afford the ticket let me know and I’d be more than happy to sponsor you. Reach out at [masked] See you soon!

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  • Why, What, When and How to Prototype User Experiences

    This event's topics: - What is a Prototype? - Discuss why it's good to prototype early and often - Overview the panorama of prototyping tools Share favorite prototyping tools: - InVision, Marvel, Principle for Mac, Atomic.io, ProtoPie, Framer Studio, Launchpad, Fuse and more. Demos: - ProtoWire (Special Preview!) - Timeline by AnimaApp (Special Preview!)

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  • Workshop: Sketch and Fuse Tools

    Voyager (coworking space)

    $10.00

    Hello everyone! Fuse is improving really fast so we'll be doing another event (https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/Fuse). Fuse is a simple UX-focused tool that could empower designers to create, not only prototypes, but fully fledged cross platform mobile apps! Fuse is a set of user experience development tools that unify design, prototyping and implementation of high quality mobile apps. In other words: Fuse takes you all the way from idea to deployed app. You can see some Fuse examples here (https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/All-Examples--Fuse) and how to create a data driven app by importing a JSON feed (https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/Fetching-JSON--Examples--Fuse) and displaying the information right in your app in a very intuitive way. Juan Ignacio Serra (https://FreeAndWilling.com/fbmore/Juan-Ignacio-Serra--UX-UI-Designer) will be teaching this workshop. He's been running the Fuse Meetup and he's coming to share what he's learnt so far. The agenda - Sketch: Preparing assets to import in Fuse - Introduction to Fuse and Fuse Studio - Demo and workshop of making some interactions and working with data. To follow along pls download and install the latest version of Fuse (free) the day of the workshop: https://www.fusetools.com/downloads/ 🎟 We have limited space for this event so make sure to get your ticket asap. As usual if you are a student or can’t afford the ticket let me know and I’d be more than happy to sponsor you. Reach out at [masked] Ciao, Francesco

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