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.
Design for the Homeless (d4h) is a program that gives designers from all disciplines an opportunity to contribute a small percentage of their professional time in 2019 to researching, concepting, and designing solutions that improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Over 1,000 designers have signed up so far to participate in this program! If you want more information go to https://designforthehomeless.org/
UX Speakeasy is doing its part by devoting our April event to this worthy cause. During the event you will be part of a design team collaborating on ideation of design solutions, based on data gathered both locally and globally, to ultimately provide a better life for the less fortunate. Bring whatever tools you need to do creative work (notebooks, laptops etc)
Meet people. Have fun. Do good!
For April our gracious host is Walmart Labs who are letting us use their fantastic space in Carlsbad, just off the 5 with plenty of parking.