UXNight: Visualizing Information with Linh Yao Pham

Cascade SF is teaching designers how to understand and interpret data so we can create beautiful charts and graphs and communicate clearer and quicker to the world. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Speed Design Mentoring Get 1-1 product design feedback or career advice from top designers in the tech industry. 8:15-9:15pm: “Visualizing Information” with Linh Yao Pham


Intro to the SF Design Community

This free class is an orientation to help newcomers, recent design school graduates, and anyone who wants to learn more about the local design community get acquainted with the exciting world of design in San Francisco. Attendees will learn more about Huge and its approach to design in addition to learning about great resources, tips


Technology + Design: How Technology is Impacting the Interior Design Industry

Technology + Design: How Technology is Impacting the Interior Design Industry Presented by ASID California North | Moderated by California Home + Design From crowdsourcing products to virtual interior design and experiential e-commerce to mobile apps, technology is rapidly changing the Interior Design industry. Join this lively discussion of the state of the Interior Design


Happy Hour with Netflix Design Team

Doors open at 6:30pm Come to Netflix HQ in Los Gatos for a great evening of food, drink, and design conversation! Hang out with the Netflix Design Team, get a preview of stuff we are working on, and find out more about how we approach designing for entertainment.


5×5 – Napkin Stories

Over the past year we’ve had many people tell us they loved our 5×5 format from the last Design Week. So we’re bringing it back – this time featuring our Napkin Stories. What is a napkin? Every designer has had the experience at one point or another of having someone draw something for them, and

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Design with Legs

The classic art director/copywriter partnership is critical to coming up with concepts from two different perspectives: Verbal —> Visual. At FreemanXP, that left brain/right brain relationship is with the strategist and the creative director. Strategy gives creative legs to stand on and creative enables the strategy to run. Join us for an intimate happy hour in

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Lecture: Experience Design with Sketchin

Evolutive experience design. Or the survival of the fittest. There is no life without evolution. Products, services, systems and solutions, like living organisms, come into the world, grow, struggle to survive and eventually die. They change and evolve, trying to fit a complex environment shaped by people needs and expectations, competitive or alternative experiences and


Happy Hour @ IDEO

IDEO’s San Francisco office will be hosting a happy hour meet-and-greet the evening of Wednesday, June 10. As an eclectic collection of designers assembled from a myriad of disciplines, our doors will be open to the public this evening to mix, mingle and discover some of the latest work from our interaction design and OpenIDEO


Designing for the Workspace

Our workspaces reflect innovation, team collaboration and inspiration. Our panel discussion looks at the recent non-profit DonorsChoose.org workspaces in New York and San Francisco and how it has helped influence and grow their business through experience design. Panel members will include the designer, client and user of this project. Panel Members: Wilhelm Oehl Partner and Principal in Charge


Ugly Duckling Happy Hour

Lookout’s hosting a Bring Your Worst Design Happy Hour! Bring your less-than-favorite designs to celebrate how far you’ve come in your design practice or in the evolution of a project. We’ll have ugly duckling examples of our own to share, along with the swans they turned into! Grab a waffle and enjoy brunchy drinks like


We Live Here

Our neighborhoods, towns and cities depend on vibrant, engaging and stimulating experiences to make them sustainable. Our panel discussion looks at how two recent projects: 1945 Hyde Street in San Francisco and Bently Heritage Estate Distillery in Minden Nevada are using adaptive re-use as a springboard for revitalizing the experience of the places in which


Portfolio Review

In support of San Francisco Design Week, Eight Inc. will provide portfolio reviews for currently enrolled design students pursuing interdisciplinary work and seeking to gather review outside of their current curriculum. These reviews are not part of a employment review process and are intended to allow a fun, honest dialog and inquiry between students and

Studio Tour 2014 at Noise13

Studio Tours Day 1

Studio Tours is a free two-nights event during which guests meet the designers and creators behind some of the most admired products, designs and brands. Studio Tours are held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries and startups around San Francisco allowing studios to share their products and projects to professionals and design enthusiasts. Experience the best


How Type Influences Design with Yahoo

Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 6:30pm Designers, typographers, letterers and enthusiasts… come have a drink with fellow creatives as we celebrate the night filled with good food, good people, and drinks on us featuring talks on typography and the designs influenced by them.  This event will feature an exclusive display of Monotype’s historical


How to Ace the Design Interview

Event Runs 6:00pm – 7:30pm You’ve heard it before: interviewing is a full-time job. So, how do you get the most out of your interview process and make sure you’re standing out among the rest? This workshop will teach you key interview techniques for interviewing at a startup and explore different types of interview questions,


WaterSmart Coffee with Designer

WaterSmart’s Lead Designer, Deborah Sherwin (@debsherwin) can discuss how we address the challenges of Designing sticky, user-centered products for municipalities and for the general public Being the first staff designer at a mission-driven startup Communicating a brand across a broad product and marketing platform that spans web, mobile and print.


#FF0000 Happy Hour @REDSHIFT

Stop by Redshift’s SOMA studio to meet our designers, talk UX/UI, and enjoy a colorful cocktail crafted by our resident mixologist (who also happens to be our Principal).


Marin Design Mixer

Join Active Ingredients for an after work happy hour and behind the scenes studio tour. Get to know your peers in the Marin design community while enjoying free food, drinks and ping pong battles in our beachside creative brainstorming space. Note that the event will extend beyond 7pm for guests.


Messy, Hard, and Essential: Design Thinking to Design Driven at Intuit

In Messy, Hard, and Essential, Joseph O’Sullivan tells the story of how Intuit reinvented itself as a design-driven company. The story begins in 2006, when Intuit found itself in a tough spot – flattening growth, sinking NPS, and an underwhelming innovation pipeline – that drove CEO Brad Smith, one of Silicon Valley’s most respected CEOs,


Happy Hour @ Idean

Happy Hour! It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Although it may only be 2pm in San Francisco, it will be 5pm in New York — and what a better way to celebrate than with some Big Apple-themed drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Join us for a spirited afternoon Happy Hour at our SF studio (431 Bryant St) starting at 2pm on Thursday, June


Designing Social Systems

As part of San Francisco Design Week, Quora will be hosting our first design meetup at our headquarters in downtown Mountain View. We’re inviting designers into our space for a dialogue about using design to build positive communities at scale. Panelists will include design leaders from other social products and people who design real-life interactions


Coffee Talk: Design For Life, Career, and Culture

Design for life, career, and culture – a coffee talk with Suzanne Pellican, VP of Design at Intuit Join Suzanne Pellican for a cuppa Joe and some scintillating conversation about design, covering a variety of topics, including living a design-driven life, designing your career, and what it’s like being Intuit’s first Design Fellow. If you’re


Designers Speakeasy

​Lending Club invites you to “Designers Speakeasy,” a happy hour event where we’ll share our design challenges and the range of work that we do as the designers for the world’s largest online lending marketplace.