It isn't often we get someone from the west side to trek 'all the way' downtown and it's even more rare to get a UX practitioner of Lane Halley's (http://about.me/lanehalley) caliber to review our work personally. Don't miss this rare opportunity!!
This month, we're going to try something new. We would like you to submit your work before the event so Lane can choose a selection of projects and give live feedback at the event. This is a great opportunity to learn how to provide constructive feedback. You have an opportunity to learn from this event by submitting work or just observing the critique session. Please see more details below.
This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills - you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required. Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.
If you are
• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion
• looking for project collaborators
• working on amping up your portfolio
• just getting started in your career as a UX designer
• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers
• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community
or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!
Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.
If you would Lane to review and critique your work, please submit your work samples by end of day Sunday, January 11 to [masked]. Submissions will be selected based on educational value for the group. Time permitting, we will accept work the day of the event. So if you have something you would like reviewed, please bring it, even if you missed the deadline.
6:30 doors open, set up
6:50 presentations will begin
8:40 wrap up, mingle
Bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.
DIRECTIONS, MAPS & PARKING LOTS
PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking)
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking)
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
If you cannot make it this time, we hope to see you at the next one! Downtown UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship gatherings will be held monthly in the downtown Los Angeles area, generously sponsored by General Assembly and BLANKSPACES.
CURRENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS & ASSISTANTS
Please contact Susan Oslin (http://www.meetup.com/ia-55/message/?recipientId=6279434) and Crystal Ehrlich (http://www.meetup.com/ia-55/members/6525436/) if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.