Mar
30
Mar 31

An Event Apart: The Design Conference for People Who Make Websites

  • Bell Harbor Conference Center (Pier 66)

From the people who brought you A List Apart, An Event Apart Seattle is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

Event Info & Tickets ($1095-$1390)

 

Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Beyond Responsive: Accessible Design For Every Device

  • Bell Harbor Conference Center (Pier 66)

From the people who brought you A List Apart, this full day event follows An Event Apart Seattle and runs 9am to 4pm.  

Responsive web design is now a foundational concept of modern web design. It gives us the flexibility that we need to create future friendly web sites and applications. But there’s more to creating a great experience for everyone than just “making it responsive.” There’s much, much more.

Event Info & Registration ($549, $649 at the door)

Apr
3
9:15 am09:15

Introduction to UX design by UX Launchpad

  • Sole Repair Shop

Introduction to UX design by UX Launchpad 

Get acquainted with design thinking. If you want to become a designer or you want to understand designers better, this is for you. By the end of the day you'll have a full sketchbook, a product pitch, and a way forward.

Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

The Zombie Apocalypse & Other Honeymoon Ideas: Creating an Indie Comic Book

  • Porch

This month's IA/UX meetup is co-hosted by IxDA Seattle and sponsored by Porch. Join us to learn from two designers about presenting your own work, as well as what's involved in creating an indie comic book.

The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Honeymoon Ideas: How one Designer couple created their Indie Comic Book

Sarah Braly and David Phillips are the creators of the independent comic book High Fructose Zombies. In the span of 2 years, they went from having nothing to a 6 issue graphic novel, a successful Kickstarter and window display in Grand Central Station in NYC. 

Details & Tickets ($12.50)

Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

UX Book Club: Designing Multi-Device Experiences by Michal Levin

  • TBA Seattle, WA

For the April meetup, the book club will be discussing "Designing Multi-Device Experiences: An Ecosystem Approach to User Experiences across Devices" by Michal Levin. 

As always, you don't have to read the book to attend and participate in the conversation. Everyone is welcome, but please do your best to familiarize yourself with the topic. 

 

Event Details & RSVP (Free)

Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

AIGA Seattle Schmooze

  • Clever Bottle

Join AIGA for their monthly Schmooze event (this month at Clever Bottle)! This event is an opportunity meet and get to know the AIGA board members, other Seattle designers, and creative minds of all kinds. No reservation needed, no cover charge, and please note that attendees are responsible for their own tabs.

Event Information (Free)


Mar
26
6:00 pm18:00

AIGA March Schmooze

Join AIGA for their monthly Schmooze event! This event is an opportunity meet and get to know the AIGA board members, other Seattle designers, and creative minds of all kinds. No reservation needed, no cover charge, and please note that attendees are responsible for their own tabs.

Location:
Schilling Cider House
708 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Registration: http://seattle.aiga.org/event/schmooze-4/

Mar
19
6:30 pm18:30

Design as Inquiry: Tactile and Tactical Design

  • Bagley Hall, University of Washington

Design as Inquiry: Tactile and Tactical Design with Daniela Rosner, PhD

In this talk, Professor Rosner describes a research approach that relies on technology design not as an end in itself, but as a way to understand social phenomena, from how artists use new technologies to foster insight and action, to how community members engage public space to produce new modes of citizenship.

Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Evolution of Design Agencies - Seattle IA and UX meetup

  • Moz Headquarters

The Evolution of Design Agencies

Creative agencies today must not only deliver outstanding work to clients, but must also have their finger on the pulse of digital trends, be strategic advisors who can make sense of the ever-changing marketing landscape and staff themselves with top talent who can successfully execute on these demanding challenges.

Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

Content Strategy & SEO Panel Event

  • Moz

We are once again hosting this mont's IA/UX Meetup in partnership with Content Strategy Seattle and with support from AIGAASIS&T, and UXPA.

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.

Our panelists: 

  • 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.

Tickets $10

Event details & tickets

Huge thanks for Moz and General Assembly for sponsoring this event! That is so, so awesome.

Dec
15
7:30 pm19:30

Remembering Alan Turing

  • Town Hall

Town Hall hosts Andrew Hodge's, author of Alan Turing: The Enigma for a discussion on the computer scientist, mathematician, and WWII code breaker. 

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.

Tickets $5

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Dec
12
8:30 am08:30

Creative Mornings Seattle - Mona Akmal and Code.org

  • EMP Museum

Creative Mornings Seattle presents another edition of their popular morning lecture series, a talk by Mona Akmal from Code.org.

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.

Free

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Dec
11
5:30 pm17:30

How to conduct a content audit

  • Portent

A brief how-to session on conducting a content audit to end (or kick off) your year! Paula Land will offer tips and CSS will crowdsource even more helpful advice. Networking first, a little pizza among friends, then Audit Madness at 6:30.

Free

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UX Holiday Party 2014
Dec
9
6:30 pm18:30

UX Holiday Party 2014

  • Facebook Seattle

IXDA Seattle is excited to team up with UXPA SeattleAIGA Seattle and ASIS&T with support from IA/UX MeetupUsability SeattleContent 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.

Tickets $25

Event details & tickets

Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

Big Data's Reality Trap

  • Town Hall

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.

$5

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Dec
4
6:00 pm18:00

Fireside chat with Jane Park, CEO and Founder of Julep

  • WeWork

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.

$20

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Nov
20
6:30 pm18:30

Accessibility as Innovation - Puget sound SIGCHI monthly meeting

  • Universityy of washington

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.

 

Nov
20
6:00 pm18:00

Art Bash

  • 415 Westlake

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

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Nov
20
11:30 am11:30

Best Practices in Data Visualization

  • Lake Union Cafe

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

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Nov
19
6:30 pm18:30

The Paper Airplane Game

  • Marchex

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!"

Free

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Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

Your Brand; Your Way With Susan Straub-Martin

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.

Agenda:
-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

Tickets
Graphic Artists Guild Members $11.34
Students $11.34
Prof. Assoc. Member $16.52
General $21.69

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Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

The Do's and Don'ts of Pitching

General Assembly presents the Do's and Don'ts of Pitching, with Rachel Azaroff. 

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

Free

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