IxDA SF is the San Francisco chapter of the global Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Serving over 5,000 members from around the Bay Area, and a broader community of over 10,000 designers, IxDA SF hosts a wide range of design-focused and social events throughout the year.

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We have two exciting events coming up soon: we will be hosting a workshop with Indi Young, renowned UX researcher and author of books on mental models and practical empathy. And Scott Berkun will join us to share inspiring stories on how to make design more central to how your coworkers make decisions. Stay tuned for more details!

45 UX Portfolio Tips From Experts

Our UX Portfolio Reviews event kicked off as part of San Francisco Design Week with more than 130 participants, an expert panel of 9 incredible mentors, and more than 40 mentees whose portfolios were reviewed during the event.

It was an exciting opportunity to get insights into how hiring managers are reviewing designers’ work and what’s important to them when they decide if they want to move forward with a candidate.

In this Medium post you will find 45 tips from our experts on what you can do to improve your UX portfolio.

IxDA San Francisco at Design Week: UX Portfolio Reviews

This year at San Francisco Design Week we are hosting an online portfolio review session with a fantastic line-up of UX Designers and Managers

It will be an interactive session, where you will get a chance to hear the experts’ feedback on UX portfolios and get insights into what hiring managers are looking for when reviewing designers’ work and hiring for a UX role. 

You can participate in the review session without submitting a portfolio. You will greatly benefit from attending the review sessions and hearing feedback about others’ work!

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Women of Design 2020

For International Women's Day, IxDA-SF celebrates outstanding members of our community - emerging and established women leaders of our field.

Congratulations to our 2020 Women of Design!


A Design Futuring Workshop: The Messy Futures of Information 

IxDA SF Presents: "Trust and Responsibility" With Adobe SF

IxDA SF at San Francisco Design Week 2019

IxDA San Francisco's Interaction'19 // redux. All videos now online!

Interaction19 // redux in San Francisco came and went and was all sold out! We live-streamed it with over 600 views to date and you can catch all the videos on our IxDA SF YouTube Channel.

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Women of Design 2019

In honor or International Women’s Day, here is a small selection out of so many outstanding woman designers — established and emerging leaders of our field — from San Francisco and the Bay Area. Let’s recognize and celebrate them for all their contributions to our craft, profession, and community! 

Changing Tides in Interaction Design

Going into 2019 we invited several hundred Interaction Designers (and related disciplines) to give us input on the state of Design in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

For insights into our findings and also on participating organizations (from Google and Microsoft to the CCA and San Francisco start-ups), please see our Medium post here:

Changing Tides in Interaction Design.

About IxDA San Francisco 

We partner with great companies to host talks and activities that move interaction design forward and enable practitioners to advance skills, while also providing a platform for members to add their voices to the larger conversation about design practice. Above all, we seek to curate the sharing of ideas, perspectives, and inspiration that help make us all better and more aware thinkers and designers.

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Medium, IxDA's global slack (look for the #san-francisco channel), and email us to be invited to our local IxDA-SF Slack workspace. Occasionally, we wander out to LinkedIn, Flickr, and Instagram, too.


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