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Conflict Resolution for Designers who Hate Conflict
Conflict Resolution for Designers who Hate Conflict Have you ever needed to have a tough conversation with a teammate who drastically overstepped or a client who didn't respect your decisions? Maybe you've wanted to bring up a problem you've had at work and don't know how. If the thought of having those conversations stress you out, this talk is for you. In this talk, I’ll share some practical techniques will help overcome your aversion to conflict and get to effective resolutions. We’ll go over several examples of the types of conflict designers face and how to deal with them. You’ll walk away with tools you can use immediately to clearly get your message across without you or the conversation going to pieces. Takeaways • How to prepare for a tough conversation • How to know what you want out of a conversation before going into it • How to make it safe to talk, even if it goes sideways • How to get to the heart of the issue by asking the right questions • How to know when to walk away _____________________________________________________________________________________ Facilitator: Josh Mauldin BIO: Joshua Mauldin is a product designer who cares about typography, dad jokes, and making prototypes with as much humanity and curiosity as he can muster. Likes to pet dogs. *Food & Drinks will be provided* Thank you to our Sponsor: Pivotal Labs!

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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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