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We teach designers how to design experiences for technology. Topics include design systems, augmented reality, virtual reality, data visualization, security, privacy, artificial intelligence, blockchain and anything relevant to experience design.

Our events bring industry leaders and the Bay Area design community to one place. We also have a mentoring event where leaders teach skills, give career feedback and provide guidance on how to design exceptional product experiences.

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Upcoming events (2)

[Virtual] UXNight: Connecting Research + Design

Online event

This UXNight will be about the intersection of research and design. We'll have four 15-20 minute presentations about the intersection of user research and design. Then we'll moderate an open Q&A panel where you can get your UX research questions answered. ----- Register at https://uxnight46.eventbrite.com. You must purchase a ticket via Eventbrite to attend this event. RSVPing on Meetup alone does not equal a ticket. ------- Featuring: Daniel Camilleri, UX Research Lead at Uber Michele Ronsen, Founder and Researcher at Curiosity Tank Alex Goldman, Design Research Lead Consultant (Formerly at LendingClub) Megan Kierstead, Research and Strategy Consultant (Formerly at Salesforce) Presentations: "Interviewing and hiring: What makes a great UX research portfolio?" Daniel Camilleri, UX Research Lead at Uber Daniel will show us what he looks for when hiring UX researchers, how to explain the bottom line and show impact when interviewing for a user research role. "How UX research feeds into design" Alex Goldman, Design Research Lead Consultant Researchers run surveys, ethnographic studies, user testing, and perform methods to add context and insights into the design process. But what does that process look like? In this talk, Alex will share the research and design process and how they work together. "How to write an iterative UX research plan" Michele Ronsen, Design and UX Research at Curiosity Tank It's important to ensure that researchers get the entire team involved and continue to evolve their research plan. Watch Michele Ronsen, expert user researcher, will walk us through her blueprint of how to create an effective UX research plan for you and your team. "How to make a big impact with scrappy user research" Megan Kierstead, UX Research Consultant (formerly at Trifacta and Salesforce) User research is important, yet some companies don't have the budget or timeline for UX research. In this presentation, Megan will teach us how to move the needle with user research. -------------------- Are you interested in giving a talk at this event or participating in an online panel? Email Andi Galpern at [masked].

Design Career Week by Cascade SF

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Hi everyone! We are planning a full week to help you step up your career and bring it to the next level. We will discuss personal branding, job interview techniques, resume reviews, portfolio feedback, mentoring, and create an opportunity for you to get questions answered about your design career. Events will be divided up by level of experience, which include new designers, mid-level designers, senior designers who want to become managers, and more. We have confirmed Microsoft, Zendesk, and LinkedIn for venues. Want to speak, mentor, or host us for one of the nights? Email [masked]

Past events (143)

2020 Design Mentor Night

Adobe - San Francisco

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