We fight for the user! UX design isn't merely strategizing what we think a great user experience might consist of. It's about actually validating those assumptions through ideation, prototyping and testing interactively with real users. It's about minimal but incremental build cycles with fast feedback loops and lots of learning. Why spend months or years building a product to ultimately discover that users dislike it? Why not just build something you know users will love from the beginning?
No matter who you are or what you do, UX practices are crucial to understand and constantly engage in. We're a community of cross-functional user-centered designers, developers, product managers, innovators, thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are eager to ideate, innovate and create products that users love.
Whether you work as part of an existing team or you're looking for a place to start with an idea of your own, no matter what the idea is, this is the place for you to learn and share in the emergent practices of user experience design and grok the process of lean product development. No sensible entrepreneur, business leader, project or product manager, designer, developer or other team player should be without the knowledge of current UX practices. Nor should we neglect the lean & agile methodologies that successfully aid in rapid product ideation and validation that lead to the design and development of products users love. In our eyes everything is a product. So let's collaborate, motivate and encourage each other to build great products!
This is a part of our tri-annual Agile & Lean UX Unconference Series of Events.
Unconferences are great at tackling interesting topics and spurring solid discussions. There is no set agenda but you will find the sessions engaging and you will get exactly what you need out of it.
• Be open to the experience
• Come with a topic or three that you want to discuss, share your knowledge on, or ask for help - just no pitches or solicitations please.
• 6:30 pm - Doors open for food & networking
• 7:00 pm - Topics are generated and voted upon
• 7:15 pm - Unconference: Session 1
• 7:45 pm - Unconference: Session 2
• 8:15 pm - Unconference: Session 3
• 8:45 - Insights and Retrospective
About the Unconference Format:
An Unconference (also known in similar flavors as Open Space, or Lean Coffee) is where group members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are generated and introduced by attendees and voted upon and discussed in small groups. There is no set schedule or agenda, so come with a few topics/questions in mind that you're hoping to discuss or get answers to.
The agenda and facilitators are determined at the event on an ad hoc basis with several sessions taking place simultaneously. Members facilitate sessions and attendees attend sessions they are interested in.
We are currently looking for a fresh company to host us and sponsor food. If you recommend someone, and they host or sponsor, you win a prize from the mystery swag bag. If they host + sponsor, pick two prizes! Message Scott Showalter through meetup with your recommendations.
Note: Sessions might be recorded and shared with other attendees.