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Join IxDA SF Mentorship Program!

If you are excited about mentoring or looking for support in your UX journey we want to hear from you

Mentoring is a growth opportunity for both people involved in the relationship and we are excited to connect folks who are looking for support to help navigate challenges, or are hoping to make a bigger impact as a coach or mentor.

Express your interest in joining the program!

We are planning to run the program for 3 months and we expect from our mentors to spend from 2 to 4 hours per month me

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The UX of Burnout

"As long as you are still creative you are not affected by Burnout.“ Unfortunately, this is not true. We need to talk about Burnout and Creativity. How to realize, how to avoid, and how to help.

We are hosting together with IxDA San Diego a mini Interaction Conference Redux. Our featured speaker is Thorsten Jonas, and he'll be with us to take questions and join the conversation.

In his talk, Thorsten will be taking you on his personal journey through a Burnout.

Join us via Meetup!

SPEAKER: Thorsten

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West Coast Design Connect

With Valentine's around the corner, let's get together for a social, cross-city networking session! Join fast & fun "speed meet" design event hosted by UX Speakeasy and IxDA San Francisco.

When: Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 - 8:00pm PT

Where: sign up for a ticket, and we'll send you the link!

What else? BYOB! Or Dinner or whatever!

Register at Eventbrite!


Design by

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Date & time: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 PM ET 

Join us for an exclusive virtual advanced screening and live panel discussion series about Squads, InVision’s new documentary film that provides an unprecedented look at the modern digital product team and the growing movement to rethink the way we work.

Be one of the first to see how the most forward-thinking companies in the world empower teams to move fast and innovate.

How it works:

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Almost 80 people from 9 countries have joined us for an online Lunch & Learn speaker series with Indi Young.

In this mini-workshop Indi taught us how to build self-awareness and humility into the way we approach design research and communication in general. She showed us how to recognize the parts of what we are hearing so we become aware of what is going through our own mind as we listen.

We are glad to share with you a recording of the workshop. The last 30 min of the event participants spent

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West Coast Design Bingo


Come join us for an evening of fun & games with UXers up and down the West Coast, hosted in partnership with IxDA San Diego.

We'll play Design Bingo(c), chat about Design, get to connect with other Designers, be silly & serious, all at the same time.

BYOB if you wish, or bring your dinner, or just bring yourself - this is social time and it's all just about hanging out with your community, make new friends, learn a thing or two, and have fun!

7:00pm Welcome

7:15pm Design BINGO!

7:30pm BI

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World Interaction Design Day is an annual event where we come together as a united global community.  Our aim is to have a positive, long-lasting impact by facilitating activities that support dialogue and outcomes. Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, we welcome everyone to engage in content around the theme for 2020: Culture and Sustainability.

IxDA-San Francisco is proud to host Amber Case, Terry Irwin, and Rachel Beth Egenhoefer as part of World Interaction Design Day 2020 - Cult

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How Design Makes The World with Scott Berkun

Meet Scott Berkun, a bestselling author and popular speaker, to learn powerful stories to explain why designers' work matters.

Do you wish more people understood good design and valued good designers? Or that your organization was more design mature?

Author Scott Berkun’s new book, How Design Makes The World promises to teach all the non-designers out there how to appreciate good design and why it matters in their daily lives.

It also gives us designers inspiring new stories, and a resource we c

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Next at IxDA SF

We have two exciting events coming up. On October 1st, Scott Berkun will join us to share inspiring stories on how to make design more central to how your coworkers make decisions. And on October 16th, a workshop with Indi Young, renowned UX researcher and author of books on mental models and practical empathy. Hurry up to reserve your spot! 

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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

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SF Design Week 2020: 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 ses

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“Design Disciplines in Flux” will give Designers an opportunity to explore the future of our discipline as a community.

In the past, the Design discipline responded to needs and demands for specific perspectives and skill sets with a fragmentation into various sub-disciplines, such as Interaction Design, the closely related UX and Product Design, and other specializations such as Service Design.

At this interactive panel event, leading practitioners, educators, and thought-leaders from both Inte

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This event investigates the impact of new technology paradigms on people’s everyday lives: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Social Media, Algorithms… all are having now proven significant impact on our everyday lives.

In this panel discussion with renowned speakers from Google, Stanford, Berkeley/Amazon, LinkedIn, and Possible’s project on HateSpeech in Twitter, implications on Privacy, Public Discourse, and Digital Well-Being overall will be explored. Included is an interactive segmen

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San Francisco Interaction'19 // redux

Join us for an amazing line-up of speakers at  San Francisco Interaction'19 // redux.

Bill Buxton will keynote for Interaction'19 - San Francisco! Considered one of the pioneers of Interaction Design, Bill Buxton is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (MSR). He was among the first to research multi-touch interfaces, and his book "Sketching User Experiences" paved the way for Interaction Design in Tech. Not to be missed!

Tickets are going fast!

Come and join us for this San Francisco edi

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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. We heard their feedback, personal stories, broad and concrete asks, and an excitement to get involved in shaping the community. Three key areas of concern and opportunity emerged: Craft, Career, and Community. Some of the insights on Craft included the following:

Technology innovations are moving at a breakneck speed, and IxDs are c

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