Learn about General Assembly’s upcoming User Experience Design Course.
During the upcoming information session you will:
- Meet the GA team and potential classmates
- Get an overview of the curriculum and course objectives
- Discover the perks of being a student at GA
January's Meetup features Content Strategy and SEO with a panel discussion at Moz Headquarters. Our presenters will give brief talks with their key advice about working with SEO and content strategy in harmony, then take on questions submitted by our registrants.
- Adria Saracino, Head of Content Strategy, Distilled
- Trevor Klein, Content Strategist, Moz
- Rachel Price, Content Strategist, Radio Tower Digital
- Panel Host: Misty Weaver, Content Strategy Lead, Portent
It's a shorter than usual evening so we'll start with a brief networking and nosh session, then go straight into our panel. Help us plan the program by submitting your questions when you register.
From his work to decipher encoded German messages during the war, to his conviction as a homosexual, Turing’s story is chronicled Hodges' book. He will share little-known details of Turing’s life, analyze the far-reaching influences of his work, and explain why, even today, it’s important to recognize — and remember — the work of this once-celebrated, once-criticized genius.
A University of Oxford professor, mathematician, author, and gay rights activist, Hodges’ book is the basis for a newly-released film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing.
Mona has a long history of building products (like OneDrive) for real people at companies like Microsoft and Amazon. She’s explored many aspects of product development in her professional journey (from being a developer to running a product team). Being a Pakistani woman in the high-tech industry in the US, the issue of diversity has great personal meaning for Mona. As director of product at Code.org, she is dedicated to bringing computer science education to all children and in doing so, helping eliminate the stereotypes that plague this sector.
General Assembly hosts Sandra Persing and Karen Hambro for a panel discussion on women in Seattle technology space. Attendees will be able to connect with other women involved in the community, share stories and discuss career goals.
IXDA Seattle is excited to team up with UXPA Seattle, AIGA Seattle and ASIS&T with support from IA/UX Meetup, Usability Seattle, Content Strategy Seattle and UX Happy Hour for one spectacular holiday event!
Come celebrate with your friends and colleagues for a first-time event in Seattle! Combined UX groups, representing more than 6,000 members, are throwing a party to celebrate and reflect on 2014.
Town Hall hosts Irina Raicu with Berit Anderson for a talk on the changing nature of decision-making, and explain why the way we're collecting, analyzing, and using information is inherently biased. They’ll offer an analysis of how this process is changing not only the way we see ourselves, but the world around us.
General Assembly and Seattle Startup Grind hosts Jane Park, CEO and Founder of Julep, an ecommerce beauty brand that takes a full-stack approach to product development, testing, and distribution. Under Jane’s direction, Julep has raised $56 million in funding from top-tier venture firms and quadrupled revenues each year over the past few years. Jane’s beauty advice and Julep’s innovative beauty products have been featured on QVC and in the pages of Allure, InStyle, Marie Claire, Redbook, Oprah Magazine and more.
Prior to starting Julep, Jane was an executive at Starbucks, most recently serving as director of new ventures, and also worked at preeminent global strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group.
Accessibility as Innovation: Looking more broadly at user research & usability testing with Whitney Quesenbery
This presentation is aimed at connecting the goals of user experience and accessibility, showing how they not only work together, but that focusing a design on accessibility first can result in innovative web sites and applications.
Join the AAF for an evening of entertainment and charity auction. Schmooze with Seattle's top creatives while bidding on art to help raise money for AAF's Western Washington University minority students scholarship fund.
This year's art theme is Throwback Thursday, inspired by the SVC Wayzgoose competition which combined old and new technologies, design languages and themes.
$25 - $40
Puget Sound Research Forum hosts Ben Jones, manager for the Tableau Public team. Learn about best practices around Data Visualization. Audience members will have an opportunity to test out Tableau as well as submitting their very own data sets to be used in the presentation.
$35 members, $55 nonmembers
Join the BeyondAgile Meetup for an exercise on lean practices.
"By the end of this session you will have not only learned how lean process improvement works, you will have experienced it first hand. See your quality improve by just making some simple adjustments. Feel the emotional impact of working in a lean system. Experience what it means to see your system double its effectiveness!"
Graphic Artists Guild Workshop hosts Susan Straub-Martin for a workshop on building your brand.
Consider yourself a brand, a commodity. What would you like your customers to know about you? This 90 minute workshop will provide the tools to identify who you are as a brand and focus on how to use this information to get the types of projects, jobs and clients you desire.
-Introduction to branding
-Identifying your target market
-Who you are as a brand-hands-on exercise
-Writing the brand statement
-Crafting your new collateral: business card, resume, elevator pitch
-How does this change what you are currently doing
-Crafting a killer LinkedIn Profile
Graphic Artists Guild Members $11.34
Prof. Assoc. Member $16.52
As an entrepreneur, you're constantly competing for the attention of investors. It is critical that you claim your three minutes of air time to make a dynamic and long-lasting impression on potential investors.
This workshop will take you through a practical and hands-on approach to pitching, providing you with exercises, activities, examples and opportunity to work on your pitching skills.
Rachel Azaroff, Senior Associate at Alliance of Angels, is a 2014-2015 K&L Gates Fellow. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Prior to her MBA, Rachel was in Washington, D.C. where she worked at Deloitte and supported technical clients with strategic communications and outreach. Her background in entrepreneurship includes working at a start-up and co-chairing the 2014 UW Business Plan Competition. Rachel holds at B.A. from the University of Maryland.
This class will cover:
-A framework for pitching to investors
-Practical activities to improve key skills
-Practice your own pitch and hear others
-Exposure to best case example of investor pitches
Event details & registration
Seattle Chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) presents an event about taking a local look at the integration and application of experiential design (XGD) and how it is impacting the feeling of place within our Pacific Northwest community.
Join fellow practitioners and leaders in the field for an evening of dialogue about the work being done, the insights into the future, and the approach to implementing great design through digital experiences that shape the world around us.
Panel includes: Mark Bashore - Creative Experiences, Steven Ochs - Bit Lab International, David Johnson - Mind Opera, and Gabe Kean - Belle & Wissell.
Ticket prices vary
Charles Austen Angell, Founder and CEO, Modern Edge will be giving a talk on “Wearable 3.0″ Abstract:
Wearable technologies were originally envisioned as embedded electronics in consumer apparel, but instead developed into standalone accessories for health and fitness tracking, communication, and productivity. This talk argues that wearables are going back into apparel at significant consumer scale. Catalysts for the shift include improved battery chemistries, small, cheap components, and improved wireless networking protocols, as well as strategic consumer use cases driven by the apparel industry. Apparel integrated wearables will be invisible to the user and designed into garments so that their function and experience is in line with the aesthetics and consumer experience focus from clothing makers. Some examples will be discussed including use cases that enable or enhance positive social communication among adolescents.
Seattle League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs (SLXE) Meetup Group presents IP Fundamentals: How to Protect Your Company's Assets.
Intellectual property (IP) is usually a technology startup’s most valuable asset. Protecting the IP, therefore, is a very important step in adding to the company’s value. However, understanding how to protect it can be confusing, overwhelming, and time consuming if you don’t know where to start.
This meetup will focus on understanding the basic types of IP, such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and the scope of each of these. Information will be provided about how to obtain IP protection, and how to make sure you don’t infringe on someone else’s IP.
SLXE Meetup Group Members $5
General Assembly hosts a one-day workshop on user experience design.
T half-day bootcamp aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability. This is a field that affects all areas of business — prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on user experience.
Kirkland StartUp Weekend is hosting a Maker's edition. For this Startup Weekend you will make a useable product over the course of three days.
Tool kits and machinery will be provided around:
- Sensors and wearable tech
- Techno or functional art
Creative Mornings hosts Hillel Cooperman for this month's theme, Crossover.
"Hillel worked for Microsoft from mid-1997 to late 2006 as a program manager, a product unit manager, and all the positions in between. While at Microsoft he helped ship Internet Explorer for the Macintosh, several versions of MSN Explorer, and the Windows Vista User Experience. Hillel built the user experience discipline in those organizations to a level of expertise and accomplishment that helped deliver a new level of polished and usable products from Microsoft. After the Vista user experience had been conceived and designed he founded the team that incubated and released several versions of Microsoft Max. Now Hillel is the co-founder with Jenny Lam of Jackson Fish Market, a premier user experience and branding consultancy in Seattle, WA as well as makers of Slide Bureau and A Story Before Bed."