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Book Club: "Designing your Life" Session 2 of 3
Is it possible to design one’s life? Yes! Stanford School of Design professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans know a few things about design with stints at Apple, Hasbro, Electronic Arts and other Silicon Valley startups. They’ve have written an amazingly useful book literally on “designing your life” after teaching a popular career guidance course at Stanford. Their book covers ways to discover, define, ideate, and prototype different ways you can take your life to the next level. Watch a video with Bill and Dave here: You're RSVPing for Session 2 which will cover Chapters 4-5 with a very quick recap of Chapters 0-3. As a bonus, if you make it on time exactly at 1:30 pm, there's a special video "lesson" also from another professor at Stanford to help you execute the plans in the book more effectively. So do you best to get here on time so we can use the time efficiently. Our book club will discuss interesting points as well as listen to key audio excerpts together. We have already customized (and we’d like to think improved) some of the worksheets from the book that we can fill-in during the sessions. Participants can share their sheets for feedback and encouragement from our peers. We’ve used the worksheets with another group and they were very well received. Who's this for? - New to UX design? Is UX design a career profession well matched for you? This book and it's methods can help you answer those questions.. - Are you looking for an encore career? - Do you want to change jobs/companies? What to bring that day Buy a copy of the "Design Your Life" book and we also suggest buying the companion audio book. Bring the book, a note pad, and a pen. Buy the book Sponsors And special thanks to Blankspaces for hosting us!

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The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup

Los Angeles is home to one of the largest volunteer-run User Experience (UX) professional development organizations in the world. The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup has more than 5,300 members.

Since the organization was founded on April 21, 2007 by Lynn Boyden (, Chris Chandler (, Craig Nakano ( and Weston Thompson (, over 60 events have been held for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, Interaction Designers, UX Researchers, Usability Analysts and Engineers and others interested in UX-related topics. Our events are open to the public, are usually free and range in size from small gatherings to events with 400 attendees. Some of the topics covered since 2007 have been accessibility, taxonomy, internet technology, lean UX, Customer Experience (CX), mobile design, prototyping and much more.

The group also partners with other local UX groups to put together events. A listing of the other UX organizations in the area can be found on this Quora thread.

Throughout the years, many UX professionals in the Los Angeles area have contributed substantial time and effort to grow the community. In particular, these leaders played a crucial part in the group's history:

Alberta Soranzo (

Alex Vejnoska (

Alexa Roman (

Alexis Antonelli (

Amy Li (

Angel Anderson (

Brian Clayton (

Carlos (Charlie) Salazar (

Chris Chandler (

Christian Sosa-Lanz (

Christopher Rider (

Coco Chalfant (

Craig Nakano (

Crystal Ehrlich (

Darren Wong (

Grace Lau (

Hannah Galloway (

Janette Shew (

Jason Gillard (

Jens Jonason (

Jessica DuVerneay (

Jill Strawbridge (

John Khuu

Jon Plummer (

Kathy Mirescu (

Lara Fedoroff (

Lynn Boyden (

Matthew Hays (

Michael Stancato (

Monique Escamilla (

Noel Saw (

Nuzi Barkatally

Patrick Neeman (

Peter Maziak (

Rajesh Sharma (

Sam Bloomberg-Rissmann (

Sarah Stern (

Seth Gordon (

Steven Diebold (

Susan Oslin (

Tai Green (

Tim Gallati (

Tim Richards (

Weston Thompson (


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