What we're about

SDXD (San Diego Experience Design Professionals Network) is here to enrich the San Diego experience design community. Most members are UX research and design practitioners but we have a broad perspective. We want to bring together anyone who works in, or is simply interested by, the various experience design disciplines and techniques (UX, IxD, usability, prototyping, HCI, service design, industrial design, etc.)

Come make new connections, share ideas, learn best practices, and be inspired. Our meetings are free and open to the public. We welcome people from all fields; you do not have to be an XD professional to attend.

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Career Guide: Career Paths in User Experience Design

Online event

🗺️ The variety and quantity of UX career paths can be overwhelming and confusing. SDXD and GA are bringing you a panel of UX professionals to talk about various career paths and top skills needed to succeed. Join us, bring your questions, and hear an overview of the UX career paths landscape.

🚨 Register for event here >>> https://generalassemb.ly/education/career-guide-career-paths-in-user-experience-design/san-diego/196392

✋ Submit questions for the panelists in the SDXD Slack group >>>

Who should join:
Whether you are just starting in UX or are an experienced UX professional trying to take your career to the next level, this event is for you.

You will hear about roles such as:
- UX Designer
- Product Designer
- UX Researcher
- UX Strategist

About the speakers:

🎓 Kavita Appachu
Principal, Moves The Needle | Board Member UX Speakeasy
Kavita Appachu (@kappachu) is a product + user experience leader and growth leadership coach who works with organizations to elevate the practice of customer-centric collaboration to drive transformation. As a Principal at Moves The Needle, she consults with organizations of all sizes to address growth challenges by building internal capability and new leadership skills to transform company culture toward continuous innovation. She has helped unlock the entrepreneurial spirit of teams and leaders at organizations including Intuit, Cox Automotive Media, AARP, Roche, and Procter & Gamble by coaching them to embrace change, understand the importance of risk-taking, and create solutions that create value for the business and customers. She also co-hosts the podcast SHIFT, interviewing leaders that are making an impact on the front lines of transformation so that others can be inspired to do the same.

She is committed to addressing the gender gap in organizations, focusing on the broken rung -- the first step up for women to becoming a people leader -- by facilitating open conversations to surface implicit biases.

🎓 Daniel Huss
CEO + Founder, Gravity AI
Daniel is a product scientist, with a ridiculous bias to action and an unflappable belief that meaty problems can be solved through repeatable processes and a dash of grit. He's run multiple businesses, built diverse interdisciplinary teams of designers, data scientists, financial experts and engineers. He's launched successful AI products at huge organizations, and lectured in front of crowds of thousands. His new venture, gravityAI, dramatically accelerates the ability for enterprise companies to source, procure, and integrate AI solutions.

🎓 Ali Hussain
SVP, Head of User Experience & Design, American Specialty Health
Ali is a digital intrapreneur and design thinking evangelist with 20+ years of executive leadership experience at global enterprises like Citibank, Monster, and AOL. Ali is passionate about creating and maintaining a culture of trust, optimism and progress. He has worked and built strategic partnerships with brands like Apple, IBM, Salesforce, Samsung, Facebook and Microsoft to accelerate innovation. Ali is a recognized speaker at Fintech and Design industry events, while serving as a Board member to advance human-centered innovation in San Diego.

🎓 Anthony Restivo
Product Designer, Dropbox

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