IxDA Bloomington Launch Party

Jessica Falkenthal
Event date: 
October 17, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rachael's Cafe
300 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN
United States
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Event description: 

Join us for our first meeting of the IxDA Bloomington chapter! Come network with other designers in the Bloomington area! Please RSVP on our IxDA Meetup Group to help us anticipate how many people are coming.

IxDA, or the Interaction Design Association, is an international and professional community of designers. It is in this spirit that the Bloomington chapter of IxDA welcomes local designers from all fields to participate in this professional community of designers and expand the ways in which design thinking can be applied to Bloomington area businesses and professionals.

While we have come up with a foundational structure for the group, we believe the mission should be designed and defined by its members. To that end, we propose engaging in a classic brainstorming activity, in which we articulate the goal of bringing together this diverse community of professionals, students, designers and developers and define what everyone wants to get out of the experience.

Not a designer? No problem! This is meant to be a learning experience for all newcomers, and a mentoring experience for experienced professionals. We anticipate that after attending a few of our events, everyone will have some new ideas, contacts, and skills to add to their toolbox.

We have selected Rachael's Cafe as our venue because of its large, friendly atmosphere. Rachael's has a great food selection and some of the best coffee in town... so feel free to come hungry! This first meeting doesn't have a sponsor so we can't provide food/drink to start... but if you want to contribute/be-a-sponsor, please let us know by Tweeting us or posting on Facebook:

Twitter: @ixdabloomington

Facebook: ixdabloomington

Our meetups are meant to be organic, freeform discussion venues. Have a meetup you'd like to propose in the future? Feel free to do so here. Want to host a meetup at your business? Awesome! Let's build a community, together.

What are some topics that you might overhear in conversation during this meetup?

Responsive design, user testing methods, design theory, information architecture, human-centered design, designing for retina displays, UX planning, mobile app design, how to explain what user experience is to others, content strategy, and the list goes on...

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Tarun Gangwani
Jessica Falkenthal
Melissa Rodriguez

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