• UX Belgrade Meetup #5 - UX Magic

    ICT Playground

    Once again we are ready to rock! This fall UX Belgrade presents you a little bit of magic to spice up your workflow. Huge thanks to Tradecore for support, to make all of this happen. --- Agenda ► 18:00h - Gathering ►18:10h - 18:40h - How to Create an Investment Application for Ordinary People? (No really, how?) // Valentina Filipović - Tradecore While it is an ever-growing industry, investing is still considered to be reserved only for brokers and crypto enthusiasts. Even though more people are getting interested in it, the technology behind all the shiny crypto coins, the stock market, and forex investment are complex. This uncertainty along with not-so-user-friendly interfaces is off-putting for most people. This is the story about how our team is trying to remove those hurdles and enable everyday people to engage in asset trading and investing. Valentina is a UX/UI Designer and Illustrator with several years of industry experience under her belt. She has explored and participated in a variety of projects and has currently found her home in the world of investment and cryptocurrencies. Devoted to finding new ways of making a user’s life easier, Valentina always aims for an ideal balance between aesthetics and simplicity. ►18:45h - 20:00h - Design by Magic: Applying the Techniques of Magic to User Experience Design // David de Léon - inUse Have you ever wondered what techniques stage magicians use to manipulate your perception? Or how they influence the choices made by audience volunteers? The chances are that you have not considered is how handy those skills would be for a UX designer. What might you achieve with your design if you were better able to manipulate perception and behavior? In this talk, David draws out the connections between magic and user experience design and teaches principles that you can apply to user experience design. David de Léon is currently Director of Design and Innovation at inUse, one of Sweden’s premier design consultancies. He previously worked a decade for Sony and Sony Ericsson with usability, design, and innovation. He has a Ph.D. in cognitive science and has taught and lectured about design for academia as well as industry. David is also an amateur magician who specializes in psychological illusions. ►20:00h - 21:00h - Networking, with some magic involved ---- Follow us Facebook (http://facebook.com/uxbelgrade) Twitter (http://twitter.com/uxbelgrade) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/uxbelgrade) Be the part of the UX Design community. Join our group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/uxbelgrade/) Share your thoughts with us by sending us an email: [masked] #UXBelgrade --- ☞ Important notice: Please RVSP with "Yes" only if you are really coming to the meetup. We have just 100 reserved seats for the talks.

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  • UX Belgrade Meetup #4 - Going International

    Playground

    UX Belgrade meetup is ready for it's fall edition! Let's meet at ICT Hub's Playground (http://icthubplayground.rs), September 7th at 6PM. We are more than proud to host three amazing designers from around the globe. ----- Agenda ► 18:00h - Gathering Come on time and reserve your seat for the talks. Be sure to save the tickets you'll receive at the entrance for the possibility to get some free license codes to help you in your work. ►18:10h - 18:40 - A Designer’s Guide on How to Create High Converting Copy // Nevena Tomovic - GoDaddy As designers you are excellent visual artists, you can design an interface with emotions, understand your users, and move people to action. But, when it comes to copy, you are lost for words. It all comes down to one thing - having a conversation. This talk will remind you, how to let go of the rules, and focus on what you already know and that is talking to your customers. ► 18:45h - 19:15 - Designing products in an enterprise and for an enterprise // Ryan Murphy - GoDaddy You may be an amazing designer. No really, you’re good. But it doesn’t matter if you give product managers, engineers, and executives a shitty user experience. Learn three important rules when working with these key stakeholders. ► 19:20h - 19:50 - Lean UX in the enterprise // Austin Knight - HubSpot This is the story of how we doubled the conversion rate on HubSpot.com, by leveraging a lean design process that's focused on rapid iteration and objectivity. Get an in-depth look at our distinctive UX process and how we've applied it at a public company with over 1,600 employees across 7 global offices. See exactly how it works and walk through every step of a real project, where we redesigned HubSpot.com in a period of less than 3 months. See the results, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and how we achieved them. Walk away with all of the information that you need to apply a similar process at your company. This isn’t another abstract process talk; it’s a hands-on session with actionable learnings and take-aways, backed up by data and a well-documented case study. ► 19:50h - 20:00 - Take a break! ► 20:00h - Design Discussion // Designing in large companies This time again we'll have an opportunity to engage in a discussion with the topic about how it looks like to design in a large company. Get ready to ask questions! Use #UXBGDiscussion on Twitter to ask some of your questions. ► 20:30h - 21:00h - Networking Let's mingle with our friends and colleagues, share your experience and ask extra questions to the speakers. ----- Who is it for? We are looking for UX Design professionals, but encourage designers in general, as well developers, researchers, and product owners to name a few, to join us. In case you’re interested in learning and sharing your experience on the topic of User Experience - Welcome to the party! » Designers - This is a hot topic for all designers out there, no matter in which industry you are - so be sure to not miss it. » Developers - As designers, we love developers. Together with you, we can make awesome things! » Strategists - Without research, analytics, copywriting and many other things our designs may not solve problems. Help us help you. » Product Owners - All the business and product owners should understand what good UX can mean to their customers. Why not you? ----- Location We invite you to join us at ICT Hub Playground (http://icthubplayground.rs), an innovative, creative and most of all playful place (Kralja Milana 10 Belgrade (https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Kralja+Milana+10%2C+Belgrade%2C+rs)). Playground is a place where people can create together, explore new technologies, learn from each other, exchange their ideas and experiences. Playground is also working on stimulating startup and IT community in Serbia. ---- Follow us Facebook (http://facebook.com/uxbelgrade) // Twitter (http://twitter.com/uxbelgrade) Be the part of the UX Design community. Join our group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/uxbelgrade/) Share your thoughts with us by sending us an email: [masked] #UXBelgrade --- ☞ Important notice: Please RVSP with "Yes" only if you are really coming to the meetup. We have just 120 reserved seats for the talks.

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  • UX Belgrade Meetup #3 - Improvement

    Fabrika Beograd

    Fellow designers, we are happy to announce that the UX Belgrade meetup (http://uxdesign.rs) is coming up again! This time we invite you to join us at Fabrika Beograd (http://fabrikabeograd.com), April 27th at 6PM. This meetup will cover how to solve issues on a concrete project, and what you need to create a successful product. ----- Agenda We are happy to host our renowned local designers. For all of you guys from around the world, this time again you will have an opportunity to listen to ONE speech in English. ► 18:00h - Gathering Come on time and reserve your seat for the talks. Be sure to save the tickets you'll receive at the entrance for the possibility to get some awesome swag at the end of the event. ►18:15h - Designing UX in Top Eleven // Ivan Gošić & Mladen Marković // (ENG) Top Eleven is the most played online sports game in the world, with more than 140 million registered users around the globe on web, Android and iOS devices. With such a number of users the user experience is one of the most important parts of the game. In previous year Top Eleven came up with innovative and unique way of communicating with our users through testing and processes that Mladen and Ivan are going to bring to wider audience. Inside story of how do they work, what issues did they encounter and successfully solved in game's recently released features. ► 18:45h - Visual Library // Mihailo Konatarević // (SRB) What is a visual library and how does that apply to your career and growth as a designer? It is important to have a strong visual library so you can know what parts to steal and what to avoid. So you can recognize what makes something "good" versus "bad", and to develop your own sense of taste. It is necessary to develop a sense of who you are as a designer and who you want to be. ► 19:15h - Effectively Estimating and Planning UI/UX Design Projects // Petar Ačanski // (SRB) Getting the background you’ll need to make UX/UI design decisions and learning ways to gather information are crucial steps before you immerse yourself in the project. What’s the next step? Cleverly using previously gathered knowledge, tools and techniques in order to create valuable estimation and achieve great results. Let’s make that happen! ► 19:45h - Take a break! ► 20:00h - Discussion Panel We are bringing you something new this time. A discussion panel between our speakers is going to take place after the regular speeches. If you are likely to join the conversation and actively share your thoughts, you are welcome to stay. ► 20:30h - Networking Let's mingle down at the Fabrika's bar. Hang around with your friends and colleagues and share your experience. ----- Who is it for? We are looking for UX Design professionals, but encourage designers in general, as well developers, researchers, and product owners to name a few, to join us. In case you’re interested in learning and sharing your experience on the topic of User Experience - Welcome to the party! » Designers - This is a hot topic for all designers out there, no matter in which industry you are - so be sure to not miss it. » Developers - As designers, we love developers. Together with you, we can make awesome things! » Strategists - Without research, analytics, copywriting and many other things our designs may not solve problems. Help us help you. » Product Owners - All the business and product owners should understand what good UX can mean to their customers. Why not you? ----- Location We invite you to join us at Fabrika (http://fabrikabeograd.com), a place with an awesome industrial vibe in a famous Belgrade industrial zone near the Pančevo Bridge (Bulevar Despota Stefana 115 (https://www.google.rs/maps/place/Fabrika/@44.819117,20.4862503,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x475a7aeace98abd3:0x82f38fad5ab9870f!8m2!3d44.819117!4d20.488439?shorturl=1)). Fabrika is a modern, inspiring, contemporary space built for events and gathering. Fabrika is famous for organizing numerous different events to support cultural scene of our city. You are definitely going to like it. See you there! ---- Follow us Facebook (http://facebook.com/uxbelgrade) // Twitter (http://twitter.com/uxbelgrade) Be the part of the UX Design community. Join our group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/uxbelgrade/) Share your thoughts with us by sending us an email: [masked] #UXBelgrade --- ☞ Important notice: Please RVSP with "Yes" only if you are really coming to the meetup. We have just 120 reserved seats for the talks.

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  • UX Belgrade Meetup #2 - Change

    KC Grad

    The time has come to meet up again folks. We are preparing a second UX Meetup on October 20, 5pm, KC Grad (http://www.uxdesign.rs/blog). Write the date down in your diary, save it on your phone, stick a post-it on your computer, whatever you do, start counting down the days. ----- Agenda Last time we had local people opening up for the first UXBG meetup. This time, we're happy to host our colleagues from Berlin and Zagreb as well. ► 17:00h - Gathering Come on time and reserve your seat for the talks upstairs in the gallery. Be sure to save your flyers (printed agenda) you'll receive at the entrance for the possibility to get some awesome swag at the end of the event. ►17:30h - Design, Today & Tomorrow // Nikola Zivanovic Nikola will touch on what design is today, and what the future of design holds. There is a lot to look forward to here, as we will be able to discuss the present and future of the design industry. What do you think the design industry will look like in 10 years? * read more: http://www.uxdesign.rs/blog/design-today-tomorrow-nikola-zivanovic ► 18:10h - Apps for Clients, Apps for Users // Luka Peric Focus of this talk will be on what Luka knows best, and this is talking about developing an app. What it takes to develop an app from scratch, discussing the idea with client’s and getting it ready for the AppStore. Luka will take you through the whole process, from a designer's point of view. * read more: www.uxdesign.rs/blog/apps-for-clients-apps-for-users (http://www.uxdesign.rs/blog/apps-for-clients-apps-for-users) ► 18:50h - UX Design Isn't Just About Design // Janko Jovanovic Janko will be talking about how UX design isn’t just about design. He will talk about his personal experience how a traditional UCD process has been applied in an environment that wasn’t familiar with it, and had no understanding for it. It successfully managed to transform the company’s process and strategy. This presentation will really be able to shed some light on how design can have a positive effect on a company’s growth and strategy. * read more: http://www.uxdesign.rs/blog/ux-design-isnt-just-design ► 19:30h - Networking Let's mingle downstairs in one of the most attractive venues in Belgrade - KC Grad. There will be some basic snacks, but the drinks are on you. The more rounds you buy, the more friends and future colleagues you can meet. ----- Who is it for? We are looking for UX Design professionals, but encourage designers in general, as well developers, researchers, and product owners to name a few, to join us. In case you’re interested in learning and sharing your experience on the topic of User Experience - Welcome to the party! » Designers - This is a hot topic for all designers out there, no matter in which industry you are - so be sure to not miss it. » Developers - As designers, we love developers. Together with you, we can make awesome things! » Strategists - Without research, analytics, copywriting and many other things our designs may not solve problems. Help us help you. » Product Owners - All the business and product owners should understand what good UX can mean to their customers. Why not you? ----- Location This time, we are inviting you to come to KC Grad, the European Centre for Culture and Debate (Braće Krsmanović 4, Beograd 11000). KC Grad is a creative hub, whose main purpose is to culturally enlighten its visitors. Built in 1884 as a warehouse, after receiving funding and support from the Cultural Front Belgrade and the Amsterdam Felix Meritis Foundation it has been transformed into a safe haven for creatives. We will be meeting on the upper floor, it houses a large space for exhibitions. In this space, our speakers will take to the floor. We can gather and network in the Café zone downstairs as well, it's really up to you. ----- Supporters Beside having Smashing Magazine, Offscreen, UXPin, UI Stencils, Tesla Amazing, Codepen, Rosenfeld Media, A Book Apart and Devana Technologies last time, we have a few more supporters on board who helped us to make another edition happen. Kudos to GoDaddy, Sketch app, Inspectlet and Mural. ----- Read our blog updates at http://www.uxdesign.rs/blog (new website coming soon) and feel free to follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/UXBelgrade (https://twitter.com/UXBelgrade). Official meetup hashtag is #UXBelgrade. ----- ☞ Important notice: Please RVSP with "Yes" only if you are really coming to the meetup. While we have plenty place for the people downstairs to network and hang out, we have just 120 reserved seats for the talks. If there will be again more interest than we can handle, we'll search for even a bigger venue next time.

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  • UX Belgrade Meetup #1 - Collaboration

    Devana Technologies

    We are looking forward to our first gathering. Hope you’ll join us and help us create and connect a group of UX Design professionals from our region. ┈ Agenda We'll start with local design experts who can share their international experiences and bring you insights from their collaboration with clients and teams from all around the globe. In the future, we plan to welcome regional and international speakers as well. ► 17:15h - Gathering Come on time and reserve your seat for the talks. There will be some basic snacks and drinks, so you can make yourself comfortable and chill out on the terrace while speakers are getting ready. ► 17:45h - Cheap, Fast & Good Design // Bojan Đuričić Mockups are dead, long live prototypes! But wait - showing hi-fi demos gives you the best feedback, but also burns your time & hurts your project budget. What’s the right level of detail & interaction? How can we rapidly prototype dirt-cheap, yet good-enough UX? ► 18:20h - Designers And Developers Together For Better User Experience // Nenad Ivanović Collaboration between designers and developers is the most important part in creating amazing products. Nenad will be telling a story about overcoming communication barriers throughout the product development process, in order to create better User Experience. ► 18:55h - UX Court // Petar Stojaković & Đorđe Vanjek In UX everything is correct until proven wrong. Petar and Đorđe will talk about some basic approaches in the UX process as well as the some of the interesting early testing techniques. They’ll do their best to present some of the real-world examples that they completed most recently. ► 19:30h - Networking Let’s get to know each other and share our experiences! We can chit-chat on the terrace with probably one of the most beautiful views of Belgrade. ┈ Who is it for? We are looking for UX Design professionals, but encourage designers in general, as well developers, researchers, and product owners to name a few, to join us. In case you’re interested in learning and sharing your experience on the topic of User Experience - Welcome to the party! » Designers - This is a hot topic for all designers out there, no matter in which industry you are - so be sure to not miss it. » Developers- As designers, we love developers. Together with you, we can make awesome things! » Strategists - Without research, analytics, copywriting and many other things our designs may not solve problems. Help us help you. » Product Owners - All the business and product owners should understand what good UX can mean to their customers. Why not you? ┈ Location First UX Belgrade meetup will be held at the Devana Technologies office, who kindly gave us their presentation room and terrace to use free of charge. We plan to have a different venue for each upcoming meetup - so if you have any idea where they can be hosted in the future, drop us a line. Venue address is: Trg Republike 5, 11000 Belgrade (https://goo.gl/WP0Yra). Follow our Meetup updates for detailed information on how to reach the location on April 14th. ┈ Supporters We cannot be more happy to have Smashing Magazine, Offscreen, UXPin, UI Stencils, Tesla Amazing, Codepen, Rosenfeld Media, A Book Apart, Koncept and of course Devana Technologies on board who helped us to make this happen. Each of these nice people made organizing the first UX Belgrade meetup a piece of cake. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Many more are joining in the next meetup editions, so stay tuned. ┈ Learn more about UX Belgrade at www.uxdesign.rs (http://www.uxdesign.rs/) and feel free to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/uxbelgrade). Official meetup hashtag is #UXBelgrade. ┈ ☞ Important notice: Please RVSP with "Yes" only if **you are really coming** to the meetup. While we have plenty place for the people on the terrace to network and hanging out, we have only 50 reserved seats for the talks. If there will be more interest than we can handle - we'll have a bigger venue next time.

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