Intro to the LA Design Community Resources


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Intro to the LA Design Community Resources

  2. 2. Helvetica Objectified Art & Copy Urbanized Charles & Ray Eames Indie Game
  3. 3. Ray  Kurzweil     futurist   transhumanist   superhumans   posthumans  
  4. 4. Want Uber Square Evernote Waze Snap Chat Anydo Clear
  5. 5. Designers think about details.
  6. 6. First, what’s really happening?
  7. 7. On every project: 1. What’s the point? 2. Will users want to use it? 3. Is it simple enough?
  8. 8. Make someone’s day a little bit better.
  9. 9. Design at Huge.
  10. 10. Focus & Craftsmanship
  11. 11. UX Interaction Designer Content Strategist Researcher Strategist VD Visual Designer Motion Designer Copywriter Design roles at Huge.
  12. 12. Breaking in.
  13. 13. Ask yourself: What am I passionate about?
  14. 14. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .
  15. 15. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .design at a digital agency
  16. 16. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .be a content strategist
  17. 17. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .launch a start-up
  18. 18. Your portfolio.
  19. 19. Your portfolio represents you. But you’re not always there to talk about your work.
  20. 20. No one gets hired on their portfolio alone. The best outcome is a meeting.
  21. 21. You!
  22. 22. Be selective. 4 - 8 is plenty
  23. 23. vs. Your designs should be relevant.
  24. 24. Your designs should be timely.
  25. 25. Your designs should focus on the user.
  26. 26. Background. Users. Hurdles. Imperatives. Conclusion. Designs. Your designs should help you tell a good story.
  27. 27. For each example, include: 1. What was your role? 2. What was your process? 3. What are you most proud of?
  28. 28. Don’t have enough experience? Get it any way you can.
  29. 29. Make an improvement.
  30. 30. Help someone.
  31. 31. Friends. Family. Acquaintances.
  32. 32. Think blue sky.
  33. 33. Displaying your portfolio.
  34. 34. Keep it simple.
  35. 35. Finding the right design job.
  36. 36. Job boards. Linked In Coroflot Indeed
  37. 37. Employer insight. Glass Door Linked In Friends
  38. 38. Salary guides. Coroflot Glassdoor AIGA
  39. 39. Interviewing.
  40. 40. Be prepared. Bring your work, and be ready to talk about it.
  41. 41. Be honest. Acknowledge your strengths & where you want to grow.
  42. 42. Be direct. Be clear about what you’re looking for.
  43. 43. “Do you have any questions you’d like to ask me?”
  44. 44. LA design resources.
  45. 45. AIGA-Professional association for design, Los Angeles chapter IxDA-LAChapter:Local and global events. UXPA-LAChapter:1,000+ members, events like World IA Day LAUXMeetup:3,000+ members, Regular events (workshops, lectures, mixers) SouthernCaliforniaWebDesignersandDevelopers:1,000+ members MobileUXSchool:Meetup group with regular local UX events CreativeMornings:Not a group, but a great event series to stay inspired. HugeLAMeetup:We bring in a range of speakers from the community. Groups.
  46. 46. GeneralAssembly-Classes like Intro to UX, 12 week courses on UX UCLAExtension- User Experience Certificate Program CalStateFullerton- User Experience Certificate Program ArtCenterCollegeforDesign(Pasadena)– Undergrad, Grad and public programs. TheSkool-Variety of web design and experience classes/events TheDSchool,InstituteforDesignatStanford:Virtual Crash Course, no degrees HugeSchool-Paid apprenticeship program in NYC Education.
  47. 47. HugeLAGalleryOpenHouseandHappyHour June 12 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Huge LA office LosAngelesDesignFestival June 13-19, design events all over the city deLABDesign-n-DimSum June 14 bike ride, design tour, and Dim Sum GeneralAssemblyFiresideChatwithJulianNachtigalofGoodEggs June 17 in Santa Monica HappyHourwithDrinksbyDesignandDwell June 18 in Downtown LA Events.
  48. 48. Little Big Details - Your daily dose of UI inspiration IxDA Mailing List Discussion - Active discussion list with many experts weighing in Boxes and Arrows - High quality articles and podcast interviews Smashing Magazine – Deep-dive into more advanced UX topics Experientia - This blog has good curated content from a wide variety of sources Uxmatters - Articles on all things UX A List Apart - Articles on everything from the industry to design to coding Signal vs. Noise - Thoughts from the guys at 37 Signals Information Aesthetics - A blog focusing on interesting information design and visualization Blogs.
  49. 49. John Siracusa @siracusa Whitney Hess @whitneyhess LukeWrobleski @LukeW Jared Spool @jmspool UXPA LA @UXPAofLA LA UX Meetup @LAUXmeetup IXDA @IXDA IanTait @iaintait JessicaWalsh @jessicawalsh Wolff Olins @wolffolins Sagmeister @sagmeisterwalsh Pentagram @pentagram Teehan + Lax @teehanlax Craig Mod @Craigmod Twitter.
  50. 50. RSS:  Patternry Twitter: Yahoo Design Pattern Library Patterntap RSS: UI Patterns T witter: Patternbrowser UI patterns for mobile Android Patterns Twitter: Pattern libraries.
  51. 51. Questions…
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