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+)

PARTNER EVENT // Designing Women Small Talks: Designers, Coders and Unicorns

PARTNER EVENT: EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION REQUIRED https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-talks-designers-coders-and-unicorns-tickets-59635826362?ref=estw Description: To create great products, companies need to staff teams with people who think differently from one another so that they can remind us of our blind spots and lead us to better experiences for all users. A diverse team is not built by cutting and pasting rather it comes about through conscious assembling different individuals and personalities. Come and meet some of these amazing Designers, Coders and Unicorns that make an impact on their team and company’s products. Speakers: Designer: Shiae Park is a staff UI/UX designer at Qualcomm. She focuses on creating meaningful and intuitive user experience through design in various area such as mobile phone, web apps, wearables, automotive and more. Coder: Amanda Pattridge is an application developer and team dev lead at TechFlow. She has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and worked as a lab technician and ESL teacher before transitioning to software engineering in 2016 Unicorn: Elina Kim is a Sr Design Technologist at Intuit. She is a design thinker at heart who enjoys designing in code. She is passionate about bringing ideas to life using different prototyping tools and promoting the “show and tell” principle. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-talks-designers-coders-and-unicorns-tickets-59635826362?ref=estw #designingwsd #wwcodesandiego #TWI #Intuit #WomenInTech

Local UX Connections Happy Hour | Kensington/Normal Heights

Due to the popularity of our Speed Dating event earlier this year, we are putting together another round of community happy hours as part of our continuing effort to create quality connections in our diver UX and Design community. Once again, we are hosting simultaneous events around the county that help you get to know the peers and possible mentors right in your neighborhood. These are small-scale events, throughout the county, that will have socializing and quick ice-breaker activities, to allow you to quickly make connections in your community. This time around, you'll be conducting a UX Scavenger Hunt where you will talk to the people around you to see if they possess the skill, trait, experience, or know-how listed on your scavenger hunt list. 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 scavenger hunt list and given the time to talk to those around you to see if you can check off all the items. 7:30-8:30: More socializing and continued conversation This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink.

Local UX Connections Happy Hour | Downtown

Duck Foot Brewing Co. | East Village

Due to the popularity of our Speed Dating event earlier this year, we are putting together another round of community happy hours as part of our continuing effort to create quality connections in our diver UX and Design community. Once again, we are hosting simultaneous events around the county that help you get to know the peers and possible mentors right in your neighborhood. These are small-scale events, throughout the county, that will have socializing and quick ice-breaker activities, to allow you to quickly make connections in your community. This time around, you'll be conducting a UX Scavenger Hunt where you will talk to the people around you to see if they possess the skill, trait, experience, or know-how listed on your scavenger hunt list. 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 scavenger hunt list and given the time to talk to those around you to see if you can check off all the items. 7:30-8:30: More socializing and continued conversation This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink.

Local UX Connections Happy Hour | Mira Mesa

Division 23 Brewing

Due to the popularity of our Speed Dating event earlier this year, we are putting together another round of community happy hours as part of our continuing effort to create quality connections in our diver UX and Design community. Once again, we are hosting simultaneous events around the county that help you get to know the peers and possible mentors right in your neighborhood. These are small-scale events, throughout the county, that will have socializing and quick ice-breaker activities, to allow you to quickly make connections in your community. This time around, you'll be conducting a UX Scavenger Hunt where you will talk to the people around you to see if they possess the skill, trait, experience, or know-how listed on your scavenger hunt list. 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 scavenger hunt list and given the time to talk to those around you to see if you can check off all the items. 7:30-8:30: More socializing and continued conversation This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink.

Past events (114)

PRIVATE EVENT // UX Speakeasy Volunteers Happy Hour

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