Hey, all! Looks like we'll have a good turn out to this Thursday's event, Talking People Off Of Ledges. It'll be a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow designers and also meet our partners-in-action, the content strategist.
This coming Monday, February 13th, AIGA is hosting a follow up event to last Fall's HIVE Conference. A panel of seasoned developers will share insights, tips and stories about working with designers. Mingling and networking to follow.
I'm starting a free, nonprofit coworking group called ++XX for women who do design / development /technical writing / social media / UX or whatever else. It's not a networking event... just a place to bring your laptop and work on projects and share skills. The first meeting is this Thursday. It's going to meet 4 times a month from 6pm-9pm on alternating Mondays and Thursdays (2 of those times at Metrix on Capitol Hill and 2 at Jigsaw Renaissance in the International District.)
HIVE 2011 is a one-day conference that explores the role of design in tech. The inaugural event produced by AIGA Seattle will take place in Redmond, WA at the Microsoft Conference Center on Friday, Sept. 16th, 2011 from 10am - 5pm. Whether you’re a designer, developer, or a founder, there's something in this conference just for you. We have a ton of great speakers and topics, but we're also working hard to provide a great framework for local UX professionals to engage with tech managers and bridge the communication gap to improve the products and services we build.