Partner Event: Building a Better Community: Expanding the Impact of our Design Community

Patient Pop
214 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd floor Santa Monica CA 90401
Time zone:
(UTC -07:00) Los Angeles
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This is an IDF Local Group meet-up

  • Attendance is free
  • You do not have to be a member of the IDF to attend

What are Local Groups?

IDF Local Groups will expand your local career network - whether you are interested in learning new skills, looking for new job opportunities, new clients for your company, or a great new dedicated employee.

An IDF Local Group is a group of people who are just as passionate about design as you are. Each Local Group holds physical meetings and the agenda is to get inspired, discuss, have fun, learn and improve your career. Meetings take place in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at a local cafe, an office building, or an auditorium depending on the agenda for the meeting. For each Local Group there is also an online Local Group so you can stay in touch and help update each other on local events.

Meet-up description

Partner Event with LAUX Meetup:

Building a Better Community: Expanding the Impact of our Design Community

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As we wrap up the year, we reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going, and we spend some time with the big questions. What is our place in a changing world? And how can our community make our shared experiences (“life”) even better?

In that spirit, the Los Angeles User Experience Meetup group is proud to announce an exciting discussion panel of Los Angeles based UX thought leaders including Nate Bolt, Grace Lau, Mike Estano, and Nuzi Barkatally, with Lex Roman as our moderator.

We’ll discuss how UX Designers can help each other - and the greater LA community - in the tech sector and as a larger society. As UX Designers, we train ourselves to empathize, solve problems, and anticipate the needs of our users and customers. Beyond our day jobs and gigs, are we applying our design thinking process to take care of ourselves and each other, too?

Join us for an evening of thoughtful conversation on how helping others is helping one’s self. We’ll ask the panelists: what are the benefits of being involved in the community and how has it shaped our panelists’ career paths?

Near the conclusion of the panel, we will cover how you can get involved in both the LAUX community and other civic organizations to help you and help others at the same time.

And finally, we’ll have a ~20 minute audience Q&A session.

Following the panel, we’ll have an after party holiday mixer so our panelists and attendees can continue the conversation at a nearby pub or bar.

About the Panelists & Moderator:

Nuzi Barkatally, UX Mentor Techstars

Nate Bolt, founder Ethnio

Mike Estano, UX Strategy/Creative Director UNICEF Kid Power

Grace Lau, UX Architect PatientPop

Arturo Perez, Founder Kluge Interactive <--- Just Added

Lex Roman, Growth Designer (Moderator)

Special thanks to our sponsors PatientPop!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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