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Upcoming events (2)

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

TICKETS & INFO ON THE D+G SITE: https://designersandgeeks.com/events/indistractable-how-to-control-your-attention-and-choose-your-life Please note that you must have a ticket from the D+G Site (purchasable through our Eventbrite) to attend. RSVP'ing on Meetup alone will not get you in. ------------------------------------------ You can break yourself out of the cycle of constant distraction. You can feel focused and clear on a regular basis. But it takes work, and it takes a framework. In this session of Designers + Geeks, bestselling author Nir Eyal will share the research and practices described in his upcoming book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Nir has spoken at Designers + Geeks in the past, and he's one of our favorite guests. Nir is the author of Hooked: Ho to Build Habit-Forming Products, so its quite fitting that he's back to teach us to become Indistractable. His talks are informative, energetic, and fun – join us for a great evening! ----- NIR EYAL | Author, Speaker & Thought Leader at NirAndFar.com Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Kahoot!, Byte Foods, FocusMate, and Anchor.fm (acquired by Spotify). Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. ------------------------------------------ Connect We post discounts & freebies here: • Our Newsletter http://eepurl.com/eNMs-/ • Designers + Geeks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks • @DesignersGeeks https://twitter.com/DesignersGeeks

UX // Research // Design

650 California St

TICKETS & INFO ON THE D+G SITE: https://designersandgeeks.com/events/ux-research-design Please note that you must have a ticket from the D+G Site (purchasable through our Eventbrite) to attend. RSVP'ing on Meetup alone will not get you in. ------------------------------------------ Understanding how research, user experience work, and product & marketing design fit together is a skillset that professional creatives need to develop. Connecting the dots between these practice areas leads to meaningful branding and useful products. In this session of Designers + Geeks, we'll be looking at the practices and tools that great teams use to weave these disciplines together. Featuring speakers from Celo, IDEO, Affirm, and others, we'll learn from some of the best in the business. This event will be hosted at Affirm's lovely office at 650 California St. When you enter the building lobby, look for Affirm / Designers + Geeks check-in and we'll show you the way to the venue. ----- VANESSA SLAVICH | Partner at Celo Vanessa Slavich is a Partner at Celo, an open platform making financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. She leads Celo's research practices, culture, and community—the connection between who Celo is, what Celo is building, and who Celo is serving. Vanessa received her Masters in Interaction Design with a focus on social impact and, prior to Celo, worked with the United Nations OCHA’s Centre for Humanitarian Data and the Kapor Center for Social Impact. Earlier in her career, she built inclusive company cultures at Apple and Square, recruiting the early iOS team at Apple and helping Square scale from 70 to 2,000 employees. She speaks and writes about design and inclusion, lives in San Francisco and online at vslavich.com. ----- TAYLOR LAHEY | Brand Designer at Celo Taylor leads visual communication for the Experience Team at Celo. After studying character design and animation, Taylor focuses on imbuing his work with character development and long form storytelling. He spends his time thinking about the power of symbols, archetypes, his mixed-race identity, and dumplings. ----- JEFF GURR | Director of UX Research at Affirm Jeff Gurr is the Director of UX Research at Affirm, a Financial Technology company that is helping people pay for the things they need over time. Prior to Affirm, Jeff spent time at IDEO, The Walt Disney Company, and NerdWallet. ------------------------------------------ Connect We post discounts & freebies here: • Our Newsletter http://eepurl.com/eNMs-/ • Designers + Geeks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks • @DesignersGeeks https://twitter.com/DesignersGeeks

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