• UX Discussion: Over-Complication in Product Design

    This sub-group of IxDA Atlanta provides a casual environment for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the community of UX. You can participate in the discussion or simply sit back and listen. This month we'll be discussing the article "Google UX Designer David Hogue Shares How to Reverse Over-Complication in Product Design and How to Avoid It Altogether." We'll discover how we can guide our team through features and functionality to prevent over-complication and what to do if the product has already become complicated. Please review the article before the gathering: https://bit.ly/2J25jvn We encourage you to attend this event regardless of whether you can discuss these topics from personal experience or you are just looking for guidance from the UX community. Free pizza will be provided by our friends at 3Ci! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • 10 Year Anniversary Party

    Monday Night Garage

    Regular Tickets are sold out. Limited day of at door tickets remain. Celebrate IxDA Atlanta's 10 Year Anniversary on June 27th at Monday Night Garage from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Get tickets at this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ixda-atlanta-10-year-anniversary-party-tickets-60732101350 Please join us for an exciting night of networking, learning, and looking back at all our design community has accomplished over the past decade. Special Guest Keynote, Portfolio Reviews and More! KEYNOTE: Special Guest Golden Krishna is a designer at Google and author of “The Best Interface is No Interface,” a thought-provoking and best-selling book about breaking our reliance on screens. He has worked on innovation teams at Google, Samsung, and Zappos to imagine, design, and build the future of technology. PORTFOLIO REVIEWS! Google and seasoned Atlanta UX professionals will partner to offer portfolio reviews to select attendees. Look in your inbox for details if you applied for a Portfolio Review. If available, we may also have a wait list on site. CHATS & TALKS & MORE There will be future gazing, discussions, and talks with top Atlanta design leaders. . ATL IxDA's 10-year anniversary event will be one to remember. We owe huge thanks to our sponsors Google, FullStory and EY (Ernst & Young) to host this celebration. All attendees must have a ticket and proof of age of 21-years old. Your ticket includes two delicious Monday Night brews and tasty treats. Regular ticket are $40 and available now until they sell out or 1pm day of the event. Walk-in (if available) and will cost $50. We look forward to celebrating our amazing creative interactive design community! Get your tickets on EventBrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ixda-atlanta-10-year-anniversary-party-tickets-60732101350

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  • UX Discussion: What is storytelling in design?

    This sub-group of IxDA Atlanta provides a casual environment for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the community of UX. You can participate in the discussion or simply sit back and listen. This month we'll be discussing the article "What is storytelling in design?" We'll discover the areas where emotion can play a critical role in delivering great design and how we can present solutions. Please review the article before the gathering: https://bit.ly/2FNH3vy We encourage you to attend this event regardless of whether you can discuss these topics from personal experience or you are just looking for guidance from the UX community. Free pizza will be provided by our friends at 3Ci! We look forward to seeing you soon!

  • UX Discussion: The Need to Think and Talk like an Executive

    This sub-group of IxDA Atlanta provides a casual environment for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the community of UX. You can participate in the discussion or simply sit back and listen. This month we'll be discussing an article entitled "The Need to Think and Talk like an Executive." We'll discover how to show executives that our UX design ideas make the organization stronger and how we can drive the entire organization to deliver better-designed products and services. Please review the article before the gathering: https://bit.ly/2YiT2sF We encourage you to attend this event regardless of whether you can discuss these topics from personal experience or you are just looking for guidance from the UX community. Free pizza will be provided by our friends at 3Ci! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Game of Tribes: Reaching Across Design Silos

    General Assembly

    IxDA Atlanta is partnering with Service Design Atlanta and other local design groups for the Game of Tribes meetup. To attend, you must register on the General Assembly website: https://generalassemb.ly/education/game-of-tribes-reaching-across-design-silos/atlanta/76761

  • Game of Tribes: Reaching Across Design Silos

    General Assembly

    IxDA Atlanta is partnering with Service Design Atlanta and other local design groups for the Game of Tribes meetup. To attend, you must register on the General Assembly website: https://generalassemb.ly/education/game-of-tribes-reaching-across-design-silos/atlanta/76761

  • UX Discussion: The Best Career Shortcut

    This sub-group of IxDA Atlanta provides a casual environment for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the community of UX. You can participate in the discussion or simply sit back and listen. This month we'll be discussing an article entitled "Forget Networking: Relationship Building Is The Best Career Shortcut." We'll discover how to have meaningful professional relationships and how we can bring value to those around us. Please review the article before the gathering: https://bit.ly/2WGsBMr We encourage you to attend this event regardless of whether you can discuss these topics from personal experience or you are just looking for guidance from the UX community. Free pizza will be provided by our friends at 3Ci! We look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Bring Your Own Seat to the Table: How to Design a Culture of Experience

    EVENT UPDATE: Space is limited and can not accommodate more than 50 attendees. We will be checking tickets for this event. If we have no-shows, you will be able to purchase a seat at the event in cash. -- Although there is growing evidence that experience-driven organizations have an innovative advantage, and that experience is a key differentiator among competitors, many companies do not have a mature culture of customer-first practices. More than ever before, the role of the user has changed from isolated to connected, from unaware to informed, from passive to active. As a result, business, technology, marketing and design strategies must be aligned and focused on the overall customer experience to create greater value earlier. Learning how to design WITH users, instead of FOR them, can be an entire cultural shift for some organizations. In many of these organizations design doesn’t have a seat at the table, and designers are brought in as a last-minute checkbox or to style products just before they ship. External designers are still championed as experts while the internal design team is scattered throughout the business, hidden in a dark corner, feasting on scraps whenever the business decides to throw them a bone. Many organizations do not have design embedded in their company culture. Deep design integration is crucial in creating the best possible experience across all touchpoints, even within companies that have been successful without it in the past. Being the “cool” designer isn’t enough to influence the rest of the organization when there are many robust agendas – the business manager is concerned with profits, the marketing manager with brand and experience, etc. To gain alignment on strategy, designers must avoid adding confusion by using design speak. A design culture is more than ping pong tables, free food and a pretty workspace. It’s about providing the tools, environment, and alignment with business objectives to solve customer’s problems. A design culture is about having leadership in place who understand and appreciate the value design adds, and who have invested financially and philosophically in design. The role of design in advancing culture is essential. Design must play a part in connecting with others, many outside of design, to influence them and gain alignment on advancing outcomes that solve meaningful problems. Recognizing this opportunity, Andy Vitale, Director of User Experience at SunTrust, will address how designers can utilize familiar tools and methodologies to improve organizational culture by approaching it as a design problem. Drawing from previous experiences – making strides towards a culture of experience – he will share insights and tactics for getting a seat at the table, as well as a strategy for advancing design maturity within an organization. This session will help you identify how design is positioned within your organization, recognize the path to improve the current state of design contributions, measure and communicate the impact of design to obtain and maintain a seat at the table, and take away ideas, strategies and motivation to integrate design culture into your organization. Attendees will learn to: • Identify the level of design maturity and culture within their organization • Understand the value a mature culture of experience can add to their organization and how they can contribute • Utilize designer math to communicate results in ways that are meaningful to stakeholders • Learn what it takes to get a seat at the table, and more importantly how to keep that seat • Leverage design tools and principles to align processes, as well as create a roadmap and measurable strategy to influence and evolve organizational culture.

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  • UX Discussion: Creating Users, Not Addicts

    This sub-group of IxDA Atlanta provides a casual environment for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the community of UX. You can participate in the discussion or simply sit back and listen. This month we'll be discussing an article entitled "Creating Users, Not Addicts." We'll discover what ethical responsibility designers have and how we can advocate for our users. Please review the article before the gathering: https://bit.ly/2zTETZg We encourage you to attend this event regardless of whether you can discuss these topics from personal experience or you are just looking for guidance from the UX community. Free pizza will be provided by our friends at 3Ci! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • UX ROI: How to get business buy in on UX methodologies

    Honeywell Software Center

    $5.00

    Struggling to get your company on board with the full user experience process? Fighting the battle to show the return on investment for your work? Brooke Dunagan is here to help us understand how to tackle these issues and more. Brooke is a user experience strategy consultant devoted to marrying superior UX with measurable business results. Think Comic-Con meets Shark Tank. Her business-informed approach has helped deliver bottom line outcomes for a diverse set of clients including Citigroup, FedEx, Xerox and many more. She leaves each engagement with equally satisfied Creative Directors and CFOs in her wake. She is based in Jacksonville and holds an alphabet soup of professional designations and certifications including CUA, CXA, PMI-ACP, CSM, as well as an advanced degree in WOW.

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