What we're about

UX Speakeasy is a 501c3 nonprofit group for people in the San Diego User Experience (UX) Community, and is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) (http://www.ixda.org/). Interaction Designers, UX professionals, HFEs, User Researchers, Content Strategists, IAs, Visual Designers, Usability Professionals, Experience Strategists - you'll find them all here plus a few more. If you are a user experience professional and are interested in connecting and strengthening the local San Diego UX community, welcome to UX Speakeasy.

Join us each month for our monthly meetups which are informal events that allows members of our UX community to connect and share with each other. There is usually a short discussion, activity or talk on varied topics but the main focus of the monthly meetup is generally social; networking, sharing ideas, connecting.

In addition to the monthly meetup, look for us to host separate educational events throughout the year like the UX Speakeasy Conference, Sketchcamp SD and MOBd Up (Mobile Design Uprising), as well as IxDA sponsored events.

For more information and general goodness follow us on twitter: @UXSpeakeasy (https://twitter.com/UXSpeakeasy)

Unless noted, events are unsponsored and 21 and up.

Upcoming events (5)

The Evolution of a New UX Design Resolution

Qualcomm Q Auditorium

Jared Spool is opening our 2019 Speakeasy Speaker Series at Qualcomm with his latest talk. Registration desk opens at 6pm and the event starts 6:30pm. We'll continue with a happy hoppy hour afterwards at Karl Strauss (9675 Scranton Rd). THE EVOLUTION OF A NEW UX DESIGN RESOLUTION Design works on many levels. We can zoom in to the screen level, looking directly at what in the interactions on a single screen or page. We can zoom out a little to look at an entire application’s design, understanding how screens work together. Or we can pull back to an organization level, working to connect applications and other services together. Looking at design through different levels of resolution helps us answer some important questions. Is there a difference between UX and UI, and if so, how does that change how teams should operate? What is the relationship between product design and service design? How do we start preparing for what comes next? In this entertaining talk, Jared explores the relationships between these new levels of resolution. He’ll introduce you to a level of design beyond the organization level and you how we’ll need to start designing beyond organizational boundaries, and what that implies. He’ll introduce you to the pioneers of this new design area, and explain the process by which designers everywhere will need to develop their expertise. Jared will show you: * Where designers fall into the dangerous trap of thinking too narrowly about their career * How there’s still a frontier of unsolved issues that pioneering designers need to explore * What the relationship between pioneers, settlers, and town planners are, when it comes to design craft - - - - - - - - Most of us know Jared, however, here is the introduction just in case: Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services. In the 39 years he's been in the tech field, he's worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.

UX Speed Dating | Carlsbad

Pizza Port

As part of this year's vision to create better connections in the UX community we are hosting simultaneous events around the county that help you get to know the peers and possible mentors right in your neighborhood. While putting 300 people in a room like we did in January is fun, it doesn't lend itself to creating those quality relationships that help you in your career long term. So, in honor of Valentines Day, we are hosting small-scale events, throughout the county, 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 location and socialize. Make sure you meet the volunteers or board members running the show. 7:00-7:45: You'll be given a set of questions and paired off with someone you don't know, then be given 5 mins to learn as much about each other as possible. You'll have 9 rounds to meet others. 7:30-8:30: More socializing and continued conversation A temporary Slack channel will be created for each location so that you can follow up with contacts after the event. This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink.

UX Speed Dating | Rancho Bernardo

Second Chance Beer Company

As part of this year's vision to create better connections in the UX community we are hosting simultaneous events around the county that help you get to know the peers and possible mentors right in your neighborhood. While putting 300 people in a room like we did in January is fun, it doesn't lend itself to creating those quality relationships that help you in your career long term. So, in honor of Valentines Day, we are hosting small-scale events, throughout the county, 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 location and socialize. Make sure you meet the volunteers or board members running the show. 7:00-7:45: You'll be given a set of questions and paired off with someone you don't know, then be given 5 mins to learn as much about each other as possible. You'll have 9 rounds to meet others. 7:30-8:30: More socializing and continued conversation A temporary Slack channel will be created for each location so that you can follow up with contacts after the event. This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink.

UX Speed Dating | Kearny Mesa

Societe Brewing Company

As part of this year's vision to create better connections in the UX community we are hosting simultaneous events around the county that help you get to know the peers and possible mentors right in your neighborhood. While putting 300 people in a room like we did in January is fun, it doesn't lend itself to creating those quality relationships that help you in your career long term. So, in honor of Valentines Day, we are hosting small-scale events, throughout the county, 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 location and socialize. Make sure you meet the volunteers or board members running the show. 7:00-7:45: You'll be given a set of questions and paired off with someone you don't know, then be given 5 mins to learn as much about each other as possible. You'll have 9 rounds to meet others. 7:30-8:30: More socializing and continued conversation A temporary Slack channel will be created for each location so that you can follow up with contacts after the event. This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink.

Past events (105)

UX Holiday Hiptacular!

Second Chance Brewery

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