- Adobe Xd Workshop (With speaker from Adobe!)
Join Brew City UX, AIGA and C2 for our next exciting event! Please RSVP on Eventbrite! Use the code "BCUX" for $10 off and get special AIGA member pricing. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designworks-your-next-app-with-adobe-xd-tickets-60643386000 Special thanks to CoreCreative, who will be serving pizza at 5:30. --- Experience matters. People decide within seconds whether your app or website is useful and engaging. Crafting a great user experience requires more than just visual design. Adobe XD is an app for doing it all – wireframing, visual design, interaction design, prototyping, previewing and sharing. In this session, we will show you how to design and prototype a complete experience using the new Adobe XD. Learn tips and tricks to immediately be more productive creating a great user experience. What you’ll learn: • Crafting a design with Adobe XD • Re-using assets from Photoshop and Illustrator • Creating an interactive prototype from your design • Previewing your experiences on mobile devices • Sharing the prototype with others to get feedback. • Handing off your designs to developers. SEE FULL EVENT DETAILS on the Eventbrite Ticket Page. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designworks-your-next-app-with-adobe-xd-tickets-60643386000 Cost: $15 - AIGA Members and BCUX with code "BCUX" $25 - Non-Members $10 - Students
- BCUX Spring Social Hour
Stop hibernating, unthaw your feet, defrost your car and celebrate that spring is finally here! Join your fellow BCUXers for our next social gathering at Boone & Crockett. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available, as well as a fantastic taco truck and river views. First meetup ever? Diehard BCUX fan? We'd love to see you attend! PS, if you aren't on Slack with us you should change that. :) https://join.slack.com/t/brewcity-ux/shared_invite/enQtNTI4NDQ2NTk5NTM2LTllYjFlM2M0ZTgxMjA1MDU2M2RmZjk3ZTlhMzJhNWU4NTA4ZjhkZWEyNmVkMmJiYWUzZmJmMzA5MDJlNjI5NTk
- Collaborative Design Workshop
Ever been in a situation where your clients and your team, or even internal teams have misunderstandings because you have different ideas or expectations of a solution? At Brew City UX’s March meetup, you will get hands on experience participating in a design studio led by BCUX board members Kat Richards, Kate Revitte, and Ron Grass. Design studio is a rapid and iterative process of different individuals to solve a design problem. It focuses on iterations, collaboration and idea communication. It begins with diverging ideas through sketches and communication in order to converge to one or two solutions to then test. Whether you are curious about Lean UX, design sprints, collaborative design, or rapid prototyping, or you've been doing it for years, come join us for some fun! No need to bring anything, we’ll have all the supplies. Just come with a positive attitude and get ready to dive in! Please RSVP to the event, so we can prepare enough supplies.
- Humble-Bragging 2019-Style, Building a Competitive Professional Presence
C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions, LLC
Audience: anyone interested in shoring up their professional presence - from resumes and LinkedIn to in person presentations or interviews. Content: As the owner of a creative staffing firm for 15 years, Erica has found a FUN, yes, FUN approach to building a resume and/or professional profile that highlights accomplishments, character and passions, while revealing your everyday strengths and value to employers (how you show up and kick ass, every damn day). Hands-on workshop to develop new ways of presenting your awesome self follows an introductory presentation. ---- About Erica After a successful six year career in higher education as a residence hall professional, Erica fell into a role in creative staffing with a firm called MacPros in 2000. It was there she leveraged her MA in communication and years of experience helping students to help creative professionals find the right fit in new roles, both temp and perm. In January 2004, she and her brother James purchased MacPros and renamed it C2, elevating the staffing and training company for creatives by moving to downtown Milwaukee and becoming Wisconsin’s only Adobe Authorized Training Center. Currently Erica manages all of the sales/marketing operations of C2 and oversees many of the day-to-day functions. She is the “face” of C2, meeting with clients and candidates, attending a variety of networking and industry functions, and supporting the creative industry as a whole in Milwaukee. “Relationships are the most important part of the business,” she states, "with our talent and our clients. Understanding the way talent show up and what clients need for a successful hire are keys to making a great match!” With nearly 20 years experience in the industry, and having seen thousands of resumes, her “Cake and Frosting” philosophy has assisted hundreds of C2 talent and clients to forge mutually beneficial partnerships that have bottom line impact.
- UX and Machine Learning
For January, we have two quick talks on Machine Learning, followed by a Q+A session and open discussion amongst the group. Excited about this session? Chat with us on slack! https://goo.gl/TbJMPV (The link expires after 2 weeks, so just message us if we need to post a new one) --- reCAPTCHA - A Masterclass in Machine Learning Culture Google is a poster child for business success with machine learning. We'll explore how an often overlooked anti-spam technology shines a light on the way Google product designers solve problems, the culture of using machine learning as a tool rather than a product, and how to start imitating their success even before hiring your first data scientist. Nick Gartmann is one of the founders of RokkinCat, a software consulting company that builds products and helps companies use machine learning. He is a programmer who has been teaching himself business, product design, UX, and machine learning to fuel his addiction to starting new projects. --- Solving What to Solve: UX and Machine Learning Machine Learning is fantastic at solving unique problems in new and exciting ways -- it's an excellent opportunity to discover valuable insights into your data patterns and relationships. But what if you don't know what problems to solve? Or what if you answer a problem that doesn't really exist? UX can help align your machine learning efforts with your users, creating human-centered machine learning with results that are actionable and relevant to your user base. Ashley Dzick is the Principal UX Consultant for SafeNet Consulting and an Adjunct Instructor for Milwaukee School of Engineering. Ashley Dzick combines her love of design accessibility with her background in both development and cognitive psychology to build immersive and usable experiences across traditional and emerging technologies. Ashley’s always up for coffee or drinks to talk to UX — whether you’re a pro or just getting started. Message her here or reach out at @ashleydzick on Twitter.
- The BCUX Holiday Happy Hour
First meetup ever? Diehard BCUX fan? We'd love to see you attend! Learn more about your fellow BCUXers in a casual environment and toast to the end of 2018. We'll briefly discuss plans for 2019, but mostly we just want to hear from you. What went well this year? What didn't? What do you see happening in the industry? Cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available. Mobcraft has a number of specials for us as well! Throughout the evening, you’ll receive group happy hour drink specials of 1/2 off your first flight, and two dollars off select pints.
- Ladies in UX HOPpy Hour
Brew City UX is sponsoring a Ladies in UX event! Join us and the organizers for Ladies in UX on November 15th! Details below. Please RSVP on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-in-ux-hoppy-hour-tickets-51494565632 ------ Join your favorite women, female, trans and non-binary folk on November 15th in celebration of our rapidly growing community of UX ladies. This happy hour is aimed at casual networking for women across companies, communities, and age. Not in UX but interested in learning more? We’d love to have you! We’ll be celebrating at Indulge bar downtown — just down the block from Cubanitas. Parking downtown is always a hassle so we encourage you to park where you’d like and ride the Hop (streetcar) over. The Hop is free to ride during the first year and begins operation on November 2nd. The closest Hop station is Wisconsin Ave Northbound, on the 600 N block of Milwaukee St. From there, Indulge is one block to the north on 708 N Milwaukee St. The event is free to attend, but please register in advance, so we have an idea of headcount for food ordering. The HOPpy Hour will feature food sponsored by SafeNet Consulting and a cash bar.
- Meet the Meetups II - MKE's Largest Tech Gathering
Brew City UX is thrilled to be a part of Meet the Meetups II. Milwaukee's largest tech gathering will take place at Venue 42 in the historic Pabst brewery neighborhood. Meet the Meetups' vision is to connect and celebrate the region's growing tech community. On October 23rd, 25+ of Southeast Wisconsin's top technology meetups and user groups will unite for a night filled with tech talks, pizza and craft beer! REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-ii-mkes-tech-largest-meetup-tickets-50038918753 Meet the Meetups II will feature: >> Lightning technical talks crowdsourced from the local tech meetup community. Submit your talk by October 1st, here: https://goo.gl/forms/FL8nTkPkNFXCKlJd2 >> An opportunity to connect with the leaders of all participating meetup and user groups at the event >> Technical demos from local companies Meet the Meetups II is supported by Aurora Health Care, Delta Defense, Northwestern Mutual, Elasticsearch, Genesis10, MacGregor Partners, Mars Solutions Group, Skills Pipeline and Tesch Global. Participating meetup and user groups include: AWS Milwaukee, Azure Meetup, Big Data MKE, Brew City UX, Creative Mornings Milwaukee, Docker Milwaukee, FinTech Wisconsin, Girl Develop It Milwaukee, Greater MKE Java Meetup, Laravel Milwaukee, Milwaukee Agile, Milwaukee Functional Programming User Group, Milwaukee JS, Milwaukee PHP User Group, MKE Blockchain Meetup, MKE Search, ReactJS Wisconsin, Salesforce Saturday, Startup Milwaukee, Web414, Wisconsin Salesforce Developer Group, Wisconsin .Net User Group, Wisconsin Technology Association and Women in Big Data’s Midwest Chapter. REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-ii-mkes-tech-largest-meetup-tickets-50038918753
- 2018 Lightning Talks
Lightning talks are a series of community-inspired and community-led mini talks. Lightning talks can be about projects, ideas or anything else UX related that you want to talk about. Each lightning speaker has up to 10 minutes to show off what they've got. Come give a talk! Show off your best work! Interested in speaking? Send one of the organizers a message and we'll add your info! More speakers announced soon. -------------- The Story of Sketchnotes Hear Mike Rohde, author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook, share the story of sketchnotes. From Mike's solution to the burden of taking boring notes by pioneering the idea and name "sketchnotes" — to their impact today in design, business, education, and more. Mike Rohde is the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook (2012) and The Sketchnote Workbook (2014). He presents workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively. Mike is the illustrator of bestselling books REWORK, REMOTE, The $100 Startup, and The Little Book of Talent. He has been commissioned to create live sketchnotes for conferences and events, including SXSW Interactive, An Event Apart, Summit Series, World Domination Summit, and The Storyline Conference. Mike is a veteran designer who creates usable, compelling design solutions for software and web applications. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and 3 children. -------------- John Ramos is the creator of WebDev For You - a website dedicated to educating users about web design and development via a program called Webflow. On his website John offers unique custom-built interactions, advanced tutorials, and plug-ins via external scripts. In his 10 minute lightning round John will give a brief introduction to Webflow, and why he thinks it is the future of web design and development. He will talk about all the major features of Webflow including: Content Management System, eCommerce, Interactions, CSS Grids, and Flexbox. -------------- Kate Revitte is a User Experience Consultant at Centare who specializes in helping businesses consciously design processes and tools to support growth. She will be discussing activities that enable teams to build empathy for users, quickly iterate collaboratively, and align on the value of a design.
- Not One Size Fits All
UX Team of 1 or UX Team of 100? Join us for a panel discussion with three UX professionals working at three different scales. If you’re a team of 1 looking to scale or a larger team looking to work on a more individual level, be sure to attend! Our Panelists: Kat Richards, UX Lead at Hoffman York, has years of experience creating user- friendly experiences based on user research, information architecture, content strategy, user interface and tireless usability testing. Kat leads clients and project teams from ambiguity to clarity by defining and strengthening the direction that aligns users, businesses and development goals. Kat continues to find creative ways to keep the UX process lean and efficient by collaborating across teams to drive success and understanding of each user's journey. www.linkedin.com/in/katkrichards www.katkrichards.com ---- Elise Georgeson: Have you ever thought about branching out on your own, being in control of the hours you work, the rates you charge, the clients you accept and the projects you take on? Where do you even start? What does it take? Join Elise as she describes her path and perspective as a newly-formed freelancer. Her 10+ years building and leading agency and in-house digital creative teams encompassed everything from design transformation, corporate culture, process development and even a stop along-the-way at a local nonprofit. Combined with her passion for user centered design, these experiences have afforded her the chance to hone her craft – and ultimately venture out on her own where she now adapts years of diverse experience as a freelancer. ---- Curtis Gibeaut, Sr. Director of Architecture at VVC Holding Corp (Formally GE Healthcare), has more than a decade and a half of experience from implementing UX to managing UX teams. Curtis leads an architect and software engineering team building solutions for workforce management in healthcare. Curtis’s team works to ensure UX designs can be implemented and repeated consistently. This includes monitoring telemetry and working with product management teams to ensure adoption not just delivery of software. Curtis learned a passion for user experience through years of mobile and touch interface development projects he worked on during his consulting years. He has worked directly with Apple and Microsoft to create applications that meet users’ needs and fit into their flow of their work or personal life. ---- Heidi Barrette: has a passion for making complex interactions feel simple through a user-centered approach. Her 10 years experience researching, designing, and building experiences has spanned a range of industries, teams and technology. She believes in the power of UX to bring effective, efficient, and delightful experiences to life. As a Senior User Experience Strategist at Laughlin Constable, her role is to recommend and activate strategic and tactical goals for new and long-standing agency clients. Each project is built upon a foundation of understanding the business need and a situational analysis of the category and audience. A solid understanding of the context as well as facilitating collaboration across teams are the key tenets of her approach to any project, large or small. ---- Moderator: Nora Lahl Nora started her career as a print production artist in the tradition ad agency world, and she made the jump from picas to pixels nearly a decade ago. For the last eight years she’s been at Lightburn, a digital agency that focuses on site design, ecommerce, digital marketing, and operations support. In her current role as Client Strategist, she serves to unite the business goals of her clients with the real world needs of their users, on projects ranging from complex applications to ecommerce and marketing websites.