Archive for the ‘Los Angeles Web Design Community’ Category
Last month’s Los Angeles User Experience Meetup event regarding Taxonomy offered the Media Contour team an excellent opportunity to learn about and develop a better understanding of website taxonomy. Media Contour had the chance to conduct a pre-show interview with speakers Jessica DuVerneay and Alberta Soranzo. (more…)
At this month’s much anticipated Los Angeles User Experience Meetup event regarding Lean UX, Media Contour had the opportunity of conducting a round table interview with Lane Halley and Jaime Levy on the benefits of Lean UX strategies and practices for startups and enterprises. (more…)
Last week, Janine Warner (@janinewarner), self-described Digital Alchemist, presented Understanding Content Strategy to the Southern California Web Designers & Developers MeetUp group at Huge, Inc.’s new LA Office. Janine gave us a top level look at Content Strategy. Below you will find a brief overview of her presentation and a few links to resources that can help you with your content strategy. (more…)
Janine Warner recently presented Understanding Content Strategy to the Southern California Web Designers & Developers MeetUp group at Huge, Inc.’s new office in LA. After her presentation, I was able to sit down with her and talk a little more about LA, helping clients create content and how we can become better at content strategy. (more…)
At last week’s UX Breakfast: Service Design & Design Thinking event, I was able to sit down and speak with Craig Peters, CEO of Awasu Design and UX Evangelist. Craig leads a super talented team of strategists, designers and writers who pride themselves in finding eloquent solutions to complex problems including those in UX design. Awasu Design’s growing list of clients include HP, Wells Fargo, Ancestry.com, SocialEyes and Flurry. (more…)
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Last month I was able to participate in the latest UX Breakfast, Service Design & Design Thinking at Cafe Laurent. If you’re not familiar with the event, the Los Angeles web design community gathers once a month to discuss many of the hottest topics buzzing around our industry including UX design. I encourage you sign up for next month’s event before it sells out! Before I get started, I want to give the event organizers a BIG shout out! Thank you Crystal Ehrlich (@cbehrlich) and Charlie “Carlos” Salazar (@CharlieSalazar) for putting on this awesome event month after month. High-fives! (more…)
The word of the night was meaning. On August 23, Jod Kaftan from BLITZ Agency talked to the Los Angeles web design community at large about how to give meaning to a user experience. “The device should not prescribe what the experience should be,” Kaftan said. Throughout the night he discussed four main points which all related to the idea that interaction design should have meaning when implemented onto a device. “Really what this exploration is about is thinking of the device last,” he said.
“For me, meaning in terms of interaction design is about resonance,” Kaftan said, “meaning should serve as a beacon for interaction designers to push us into new, interaction paradigms.” (more…)
Two words: online startups. In the past decade entrepreneurs have taken their business ideas to the web and online startups have been on the rise ever since. On August 15, Jaime Russell Levy showed the LA web design community how to successfully implement a User Experience (UX) strategy into their business.
After accomplishing many feats in the field of digital media including the creation of one of the first online magazines (WORD); Jaime Russell Levy shifted her attention to working more personally with clients in the field of user experience. “I started focusing my practice on working for startups, that’s where my heart is because you get to work with ideas from the very beginning,” Levy explained to the audience.
She reexamined her UX methodology after a client recommend a book called “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries to her. (more…)
Technology of the 21st century has connected the world in some pretty unimaginable ways, however, it has not changed each country’s individual culture. When developing your website you must keep this in mind. On July 31 members of the Los Angeles web design community received a lesson in localization. Todd Lefelt and Kate Pendley of Huge Los Angeles discussed important considerations for localization and culturally sensitive design. (more…)
Anyone in the Los Angeles web design community would feel right at home at any of these events. We will continue to post events for the Los Angeles web design community for the upcoming weeks. We are always looking for new events, webinars, meetups and general merrymaking to indulge our audience with. If you would like your event featured on our calendar, send us an email and we will put it up! (more…)