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We are User Experience professionals and students from Orange County, CA. and the local group of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA.org). Come to discuss about the industry in general, receive feedback from fellow peers, engage with speakers and fellow peers at mixer events. Very informal - Join us not just to learn, but to also spread your knowledge in this industry!

Upcoming events (4)

UX Speed Networking

Bar Louie - The District

As part of this year's vision to create better connections in the UX community we are borrowing a successful idea from our friends in San Diego at UX Speakeasy so you can meet peers and possible mentors right in your neighborhood. We are hosting a small-scale event using a mock speed dating format that allows you to quickly make connections in your community. Here's how it will work: 6:30-7:00: Meet at the venue and socialize. Make sure you connect with Deanna and Eleanor for any directions they might have for you. 7:00-7:45: You'll be given a set of questions and paired off with someone you don't know, then be given 10 mins to learn as much about each other as possible. You'll have 6 rounds to meet others. 7:30-8:30: More socializing and continued conversation You'll be added to the OCUX Slack channel to connect with your new peers! This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink. ***Waitlist will be enforced!! Please update your RSVPs as the date draws closer so people who actually want to go can go! Thank you!!***

UX Portfolio Reviews & UX Design Project

Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Meeting Room

UX Portfolio Review time again. At this Meetup, pending any special guest speakers, we will give first dibs to those who want to present something: a UX portfolio or project, a startup (at any stage), a tech, coding or web project, etc. Sell yours skills to stir up some side business or just get some valuable feedback on your project to get it moving forward, maybe something to add to your UX portfolio. The second half of the Meetup will be a UX design process iteration of the current Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station mobile app design project. By the time we get through this UX Design Series we will have completely gone through the entire UX Design Process. Jump in any time but monthly continuity is super important. Learn something new or contribute to the project and show off your UX, Dev or Biz Dev skills and maybe stir up some freelance work if desired. The possibilities are endless! No prior UX Experience Needed! Spread the word. I am also looking for TA's (Teaching Assistants) to help with the Meetup and design project. Again, something great to add to your resume. Benefits: • Add this as a portfolio project, add UX artifacts or resume items, get professional references. • Learn the entire UX Design Process, sharpen and practice with individual UX skills, UX team experience. • UX and Dev recognition, get your name on a published app if we can get a Dev to code it. • Practice group presenting and public speaking. Not a requirement but plenty of opportunity to practice in this safe no-pressure environment. Summary: • UX Portfolio, Startup or other project presentations • Intro to UX Design - for Newbies • UX Design Project • Q&A • Networking If you are new to this location please use this map link or you will get lost. Google maps does not help you find the front doors. The IRWD Community Meeting Room addr is 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. Here is the map link. IRWD Community Meeting Room Map https://bit.ly/ocddirwd1 Feel free to bring your dinner or snacks. Come early to grab a table spot. Full kitchen with frig and microwave available if needed. Check out our past Meetups for more details. Hope to see you there. Let me know if you have any questions. Best to PM me on Meetup and/or find me on LinkedIn. p.s. I also teach on humanism, philosophy, critical thinking, and social justice issues among other things. Just ask. Rhett, UX Consultant Lnkedin Twitter: rekuiux

Online Prototyping Bootcamp: Material Design, Sketch & InVision

OCUX presents our online Sketch/InVision workshop that will teach you how to create a functioning InVision prototype of a Google Material Design mobile app. The instructor has taught this same workshop to an international audience. Pricing Early bird: This workshop's early bird price is $85 which will be available until 11:30 pm October 12, 2019. Standard: On October 13, 2019, the price will increase to $100. Day-of-the-event: At 10 am on October 19, the prices increases to $200. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prototyping-bootcamp-material-design-sketch-and-invision-tickets-73463058987 Details In this hands-on workshop you’ll be learning from an expert who will walk you through this award-winning yet approachable software. This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to navigate the interface of Sketch and create a digital prototype that you can showcase. You will be invited to a Slack Channel that will include resources for this workshop including the url and invite to the Zoom Videoconference as soon as your payment is processed. You will need to have a computer with Sketch and you will build the app prototype during our workshop. Takeaways: You are ready to design your app. This 3.5 hour workshop will cover fundamentals of interaction design by designing a native app in Sketch that we will prototype in InVision. The course will include: • Creating artboards in Sketch • Editing artboards in Sketch • Using Libraries in Sketch • Exporting artboards • Adding interactions to the screens in InVision • Team collaboration on your designs • Working on your own project with help from the instructors Requirement: If you want to follow the how-to visual design portion of the workshop bring your Mac laptop loaded with a free trial of Sketch. For the InVision portion, I will show you how to sign up for a free account. All you need is a computer with an Internet browser and a valid email address. Prerequisites Please bring a Mac laptop (Sketch is a Mac-only software) with Sketch installed: https://www.sketchapp.com/ ( https://www.sketchapp.com/ ) About the instructors Shraddha Swaroop is the lead instructor for the workshop and is Chief Innovative Officer and Founder of MRM UX Designs. Previously, her work has appeared at Apple, Ebay, Kelley Blue Book, the NFL, Coca-Cola and the Los Angeles Times. Over her career, Shraddha has lead teams to produce a variety of thoughtful creative solutions for large institutions to nimble start-ups. Since graduating from UCLA and California State University, Fullerton her work has been recognized by numerous regional, national, and international design awards and she has been invited to speak at several UX gatherings including Convey UX, SoCal UX Camp, SoCal Code Camp and UX Fest. Shraddha teaches at Springboard and provides one-on-one coaching sessions on Axure, Sketch and InVision. Please contact her at [masked]

UX Portfolio Reviews & UX Design Project

Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Meeting Room

UX Portfolio Review time again. At this Meetup, pending any special guest speakers, we will give first dibs to those who want to present something: a UX portfolio or project, a startup (at any stage), a tech, coding or web project, etc. Sell yours skills to stir up some side business or just get some valuable feedback on your project to get it moving forward, maybe something to add to your UX portfolio. The second half of the Meetup will be a UX design process iteration of the current Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station mobile app design project. By the time we get through this UX Design Series we will have completely gone through the entire UX Design Process. Jump in any time but monthly continuity is super important. Learn something new or contribute to the project and show off your UX, Dev or Biz Dev skills and maybe stir up some freelance work if desired. The possibilities are endless! No prior UX Experience Needed! Spread the word. I am also looking for TA's (Teaching Assistants) to help with the Meetup and design project. Again, something great to add to your resume. Benefits: • Add this as a portfolio project, add UX artifacts or resume items, get professional references. • Learn the entire UX Design Process, sharpen and practice with individual UX skills, UX team experience. • UX and Dev recognition, get your name on a published app if we can get a Dev to code it. • Practice group presenting and public speaking. Not a requirement but plenty of opportunity to practice in this safe no-pressure environment. Summary: • UX Portfolio, Startup or other project presentations • Intro to UX Design - for Newbies • UX Design Project • Q&A • Networking If you are new to this location please use this map link or you will get lost. Google maps does not help you find the front doors. The IRWD Community Meeting Room addr is 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. Here is the map link. IRWD Community Meeting Room Map https://bit.ly/ocddirwd1 Feel free to bring your dinner or snacks. Come early to grab a table spot. Full kitchen with frig and microwave available if needed. Check out our past Meetups for more details. Hope to see you there. Let me know if you have any questions. Best to PM me on Meetup and/or find me on LinkedIn. p.s. I also teach on humanism, philosophy, critical thinking, and social justice issues among other things. Just ask. Rhett, UX Consultant Lnkedin Twitter: rekuiux

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