What we're about

Everyone is welcome. This is a meetup for anyone interested in visual communication and (good) design, whether you’re designing a mobile app, want to communicate more effectively with colleagues, or simply have fun creating.

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Citrix, Sketch, UXPin TEKSystems Digital, and Zoom

Upcoming events (5+)

Accessibility Design: A deep dive in the design process & practices w/ Ace Vu

Ace Vu, Accessibility Design Lead at Intuit, will lead a workshop that will help you dive deep into understanding accessibility first-hand: "At Intuit, our mission is powering prosperity around the world. We aim to build products that benefit every customer. We create a design focus accessibility training to help our designers practice accessibility from the start of the project and throughout the design process. We would like to bring our training to the external design community with the hope to inspire and encourage more designers to be more aware of accessibility." 5:30 PM – Doors Open, food is served 6:00-7:30 PM – Networking, and Program 8:15 PM – Doors close (in case you want to network and chat afterwards) Food: From a local restaurant. Sponsored by TEKSystems. Location: Location: Google Cloud Building MP1 - Accelerometer Conference Room (1st floor) 1155 Borregas Ave Sunnyvale, CA Google Cloud sign on the building. Park in the lot or the garage closest to this building. Enter through the lobby and turn right to get your badge. For security, make sure your real FULL NAME is used on your Meetup profile, so we can print badges.

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Google Building MP3

Program topic is coming soon 5:30 PM – Doors Open, food served 6:00-7:30 PM – Networking, and Program 8:15 PM – Doors close (in case you want to network and chat afterwards) Food: From a local restaurant. Sponsored by TEKSystems. Location: Location: Google Cloud Building MP3 - Raster Conference Room (2nd floor) 1170 Bordeaux Dr Sunnyvale, CA Building closest to Bordeaux drive. Park in the lot or the garage closest to this building. From the lobby, go up the staircase to the second floor. The conference room is on the right. Enter through the lobby and turn right to get your badge. For security, make sure your real FULL NAME is used on your Meetup profile, so we can print badges.

Blazing Your Own Trail - with Laurel Beyers of Nyansa

Citrix / Templeton Conference Center

Uncovering your potential through unconventional opportunities As you evolve in your design career it’s crucial to be able to recognize common design misconceptions, stay open-minded to job opportunities, and understand the importance of honing your soft skills. Join Laurel Beyers, principal product designer at Nyansa, as she shares learnings from her journey through design and why the off beaten path is worth exploring. 5:30 PM – Doors Open, food served 6:00-7:30 PM – Networking, and Program 8:00 PM – Doors close (in case you want to network and chat afterwards) Food: From a local restaurant. Sponsored by TEKSystems. Location: Citrix Templeton Conference Center (Building 2) 4980 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054 Enter through the lobby and turn right to get your badge. For security, make sure your real FULL NAME is used on your Meetup profile, so we can print badges.

Mission Critical Design: UX for Extreme Environments with the UEGroup Team

Citrix / Templeton Conference Center

Ashley Nicodemus & Annie Pugliese of UEGroup will share their experiences designing for environments where UX is Mission Critical. Usability is always a priority in design, but it becomes much more of a concern when lives are on the line or intelligence is at risk. In theory, the same principles and process of UX are the same regardless of what you are designing for, but there is more to consider in high-stress environments. At UEGroup, we specialize in creating mission-critical solutions for extreme environments such as inside the operating room or detecting threats in cybersecurity. In this talk, we will spill the beans on how we approach these complex problems. After this meetup, you will be equipped with some tips and tricks to get you started designing mission-critical solutions or inspire you to incorporate mission-critical thinking in a different industry. 5:30 PM – Doors Open, food is served 6:00-7:30 PM – Networking, and Program 8:00 PM – Doors close (in case you want to network and chat afterwards) Food: From a local restaurant. Sponsored by TEKSystems. Location: Citrix Templeton Conference Center (Building 2) 4980 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054 Enter through the lobby and turn right to get your badge. For security, make sure your real FULL NAME is used on your Meetup profile, so we can print badges.

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