What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in digital product design and UI/UX design and development. Beginners to masters, this meetup encourages a community of designers, developers, technologists, makers and anyone interested in making awesome stuff to get together to share and gain knowledge, bolster the tech community here in Jacksonville, and connect with other like-minded people.

When it comes to what design software to use, we focus on using Sketch and the ecosystem of other apps and services built for Sketch. Sketch is probably the best design software for UI/UX, with the biggest community around it. ( https://www.sketchapp.com/ ) But, if Sketch isn't your thing, we don't mind, come along for the ride!

We also cover topics up and down and all around User Interface and User Experience design and development. Everything from best practices, redesign workshops, design thinking, book clubs, sharing war stories, prototyping tools, the latest and greatest plugins and software, Sketch competitors (like Framer X, Invision Studio, Adobe XD...), and showcasing the workflows and design systems of local tech.

This is a great community to get to know other designers and developers in the area, share ideas, learn new things, and do some hands-on workshops. Plus, free food and drink.

Join our Slack to chat with the community! https://sketch-jax-signup.herokuapp.com/

Upcoming events (4)

What is Product Design?

Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)

What is product design and why is it important? How can we make our products better? What core principles can we follow to make our design "good"? What makes a design "bad"? Are these even terms we should use? What are some real world examples of design principles in practice? How can we know if our products are actually designed well? Let's get together to listen to some industry professionals discuss what design is and then open it up for discussion.

Redesign: Let's Redesign Apple Music in Sketch!

Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)

These Redesign workshops are all about taking a digital design, analyzing it, breaking it down into its components, and rebuilding it! In this Redesign workshop, we will be doing Apple Music. Please bring your MacBook πŸ’» if you can, or follow-along with someone else (or the hosts). This will be a hands-on workshop. 😎

Book Club: "The Design of Everyday Things" by Donald Norman

Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)

For this book club, let's read "The Design of Everyday Things" by Donald Norman. (https://www.amazon.com/Design-Everyday-Things-Revised-Expanded-ebook/dp/B00E257T6C/) "The Design of Everyday Things" is a classic, written by Don Norman, the first person to ever have "User Experience" in their job title. -- Our book club will meet every 2 months to discuss a book about design. - You can see the full list of books here: https://github.com/esthor/no-flo-sketch/tree/master/BookClub - We also have a Slack channel for this book-club, so we can all chat whenever (#book-club in the slack group) -- If you need help joining, just message Erik Thorelli

Sketch 101: Beginners to Masters - Learn the basics and beyond!

Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)

Come for a talk and demo of Sketch, with a focus on its use in UI and UX Design for Web, Mobile, and Desktop Software. This will be basic enough for brand-new beginners, with some tips and tricks everyone can use. Advanced users should also come and show some love! πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» There will be some sneak-peaks of advanced stuff towards the end. πŸš€ πŸ’» You are encouraged to bring your own mac to follow along with demos. If you have no experience with Sketch or any design tools, check out their site to get a feel for what it is: https://sketchapp.com/ We will also open up to talk about what YOU want from this new meetup group and future meetups topics. πŸ‘

Past events (8)

Book Club: "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug

Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)

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