Public Speaking Essentials: Crafting a Talk

Whether presenting at a conference or talking about your work, public speaking is a critical skill for designers. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn an essential part of public speaking: how to craft a compelling talk. We’ll share a framework you can use to prepare for any presentation, teach you how to use

STUDIO CRAWL JUNE 28: Mission, SoMa, Dogpatch, Potrero Hill

Studio Crawl is a two-night event during which guests meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs, and brands. Studio Crawl is held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries and startups around San Francisco allowing studios to share their products and projects to professionals and design enthusiasts.

When Your Engineers Decide to Rewrite Your Entire App…

It can be a UX designer’s dream: Your engineering lead comes to you and declares “This app has too much debt and it’s slowing us down. We’re going to rewrite the entire thing in a new technology.” Suddenly you have an enthusiastic partner who will solve their need (speed of development) while enabling a higher

Conversational UI and Emerging Role of UX Design Producer

Join us to explore the principles of use conversational ui to make your user interact more naturally with the interface. In this session, we will explore ways how a user can interact with an interface in a similar manner how they interact with other humans. Also, Learn who UX Design Producers are, who they typically

Designing for the Rest of the World @Adobe

A common challenge for U.S. companies is providing design experiences that recognize the cultural differences of customers in other countries. A typical mistake is a form of global consistency where the rest of the world is treated like North America. The panel of international design experts will share in-depth the common processes and solutions they’ve

Hello! Alibaba Design

Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma, and now reaches users in more than 240 countries and regions. Alibaba Design consists of more than 2,000 designers and 40 design teams of Alibaba Group, including the design teams across Taobao, Tmall, Fliggy, International User Experience, Ant Financial, Alibaba Cloud, AliMama, CaiNiao Logistics, Alibaba Enternainment,

Revolutionizing the future of restaurants through design and technology

Bringing technology to restaurants doesn’t mean sacrificing the human experience. eatsa’s innovative end-to-end restaurant Platform is changing the way restaurants operate and how they engage with their customers. eatsa’s multi-disciplinary design team will share how they’ve designed user-centered experiences for restaurants in the digital era. The event will be hosted at their corporate office where

If Robots Build the House of Today, How to Build a House Tomorrow?

The discussion between architects, policy makers, designers and technologists dive into the issues raised by the “How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age” exhibition at swissnex san francisco. The exhibition presents the DFAB HOUSE in Switzerland, one of the first houses to be built almost entirely by digital methods, robots and

UX Careers: Turning Points, Mistakes, and Lessons

Zenefits’ design team members will talk about their journeys to Zenefits; each one will share career turning points/milestones and mistakes/lessons. Food and drinks are included in this event. We will also offer 30 mins of our time for free career consultations through a raffle for people who come to the event! Casey Busher – Marketing

Designing the Future of Connected Family Living

From the Intelligent Home Experience to AI Educational Tools, the future of family life is being pushed to new levels of technological reliance and connectivity. How we design devices and systems has a tremendous influence on people at every age. Technology is increasingly helping define the culture of our very first community — our family.

An Evening with Google Design

Join a group of designers from around Google’s UX teams discussing their own paths to design, and sharing insightful examples and case studies of projects they’ve worked on. Through their experiences, get a glimpse of how UX and design work at Google’s scale; from research to interaction design, or UX writing and visual design. After

Pulling Off The Impossible Takes More Than Conceptual Thinking

If you had to solve the most impossibly complex client challenge what would be your first step as a designer? What technology would you use if there were no constraints? Come find out how our band of misfits solve ambiguous challenges using strategic insight, authentic storytelling, interactive design and ground-breaking technology for some of the

Designing for AR in Healthcare: A Guerrilla Design Workshop

We’d like to invite you to explore with us the future of augmented reality (AR) in the healthcare industry. After a brief introduction to AR design, attendees will be split into small teams and given a design challenge and 90 minutes to ideate, design, and prototype a solution. When time is up, each team will

Crafting a Meaningful Trade Show Experience

Join our expert panelists in a lively discussion about interactive and environmental design for trade show environments. What goes into creating an engaging user experience for a trade show attendee? How should design balance stakeholders’ goals, booth vendor requirements, and design best practices to create an exhibit that meets everyone’s needs? We’ll answer these questions