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Detour Design Talk

Come listen to Haris Butt (Design) & Julian Kwasneski (Audio Engineer) from Detour talk about designing this unique mobile app. Design talk followed by a Detour (optional but highly suggested) Admission is free No food or beverages will be served so please eat beforehand or bring your own lunch! Details Detour is a brand new

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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

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InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books

Opening Reception runs  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Exhibition Dates June 6 thru July 5, 2015 Fifty-nine binders and nine private presses from North America, Canada and Britain collaborated to form an exhibition that demonstrates the relationship of the binding design to the printed book. Because many of the binders have chosen the same title to

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Mobile Design: Designing Between the Screens with Raizlabs

Event runs 6:00-7:00 PM Come enjoy free caffeine and food in the heart of the financial district at workshop Cafe. Join Kate Braham and other UI/UX designers to discuss the ever growing industry of mobile design. We will talk about our favorite applications, how design is making waves in the tech world and share our tips

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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.

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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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Get Caffeinated with Ashley Etling

Event runs 2:00-3:00 PM Thinking about making the big leap from designer to founder? Join Ashley Etling, an architect-turned-startup-founder for a casual coffee chat about the joys, excitement and challenges of making a major career transition. Come for the chance to bounce around business ideas, swap stories about getting a startup off the ground, or simply

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The Future of Work

Doors open at 6:30p The role of the designer has shifted. More and more companies have in-house design teams and more and more designers are as comfortable working with code as they are in Photoshop. Join us for a panel discussion on the future of work with designers from Asana, Slack and InVision.

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See For Yourself at Arkitektura Assembly

Doors open @ 5:30pm and runs until 8pm. Arkitektura Assembly is pleased to invite you to an evening with some of the Bay Area’s most influential designers and design thinkers sharing their candid thoughts and reflections on how they learnt to see for themselves. Rob Forbes, David Kelley, Johanna Grawunder and Eric Heiman will discuss

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Succulent Social Hour at Thumbtack

Get your hands dirty planting a succulent of your very own to take home while mingling with the Thumbtack Design Team and our VP of Design, Vander McClain (formerly of Apple, Google, SYPartners) about the dynamics of designing for a marketplace. We’ll have a Thumbtack pro here to chat with you about how Thumbtack works

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Inside Houzz Design: Meet the Team

Doors open at 6:00pm Join us at Houzz’s headquarters in downtown Palo Alto for an inside look at the culture that empowers designers to create and innovate every day. Get a tour of our home, enjoy drinks and small bites and meet the team behind the product that is used and loved by millions of

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Coffee with a Designer: Solve Problems Instead of Following Processes

Event starts at 3 PM. It’s easy for us as designers to focus too much on rigidly adhering to our favorite design method or brainstorming technique — often at the expense of losing sight of the actual problem we’re trying to solve! In other cases we’re moving so fast that it feels like we don’t

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Happy Hour at Box Clever, featuring the Fade Task Light from Fade Studio

Come join the Box Clever team for a happy hour featuring our recent projects, great conversation, drinks and to celebrate the launch of a new product and studio, The Fade Task Light by Fade Studio.  Meet our founders and the designers of the innovative task light that Fast Company called “A Beauty”!See you there!.

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WearTechCon: Connected Systems and Wearable Design

Doors open at 6:00pm #WearTechCon : IOT – Connected Systems and Wearable Design + Smart Fabrics Installation {San Francisco Design Week 2015} – Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts and thought leaders as we look at trends and strategies for platforms, eco-systems and IoT and their implications for the design, development and future direction

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Designers of the Land: Dropbox Design Dinner

Dropbox design is bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in our community for an intimate dinner. It’ll be hosted in an idyllic, secret location on Wednesday, June 10th. Request an invite if you’d like to be a part of this unforgettable evening.

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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

General Assembly (Lecture)

This free class at General Assembly is an orientation to help newcomers get acquainted with the exciting world of design in San Francisco. Attendees will also learn more about Huge and its approach to design, in addition to learning about resources and great design events in the SF area. After the class you are encouraged

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Designers Debate Club

THE MOTION TO BE DEBATED: “Design can change the world.” Harbinger of a rising creative class, ushering in a brave, new, well-kerned world. You — setter of type, master of margins, guru of grids, molder of worlds — you are designer! Design has gained respect as an essential element in getting things done, moving things

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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

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Get Hooked at MKThink

Please join us at MKThink for an evening of exploration with Nir Eyal who writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and

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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

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The New Classics: 4 American Made Brands

Designers are defining a new class of soon-to-be classic American brands. Join Astro Studios for a dialog with SHINOLA Detroit, HEATH Ceramics, OHIO Furniture & NICE Collective, moderated by Marcus Colombano from Avantgarde. Designers from each brand will share what it takes to build, manufacture and sell soulful products in the US in 2015.

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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.

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Designing for Apple Watch

Join us for a talk over drinks where we’ll share insights from our work designing for the Apple Watch. You’ll then take these learnings and collaborate directly with representatives from well-known brands to conceive their Apple Watch experience.

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Helvetica Panel Discussion

Chances are you’ve used the classic Helvetica font for all sorts of design projects. What is it about this simple typeface that many designers are obsessed with? In collaboration of Mondaine, The official Swiss Railway watch and clock manufacturer, Zinc Details will host a lively panel discussion to explore the evolution of the Helvetica. Mondaine

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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

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Wear to Ware. Designing wearable products.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. What happens when we start to strap all this technology to our bodies? How are these new wearable products designed to keep the magic alive? Wearables have been a growing hot topic over the past few years and now getting more attention than ever. Apple finally released

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Q&A with designer Erik Marinovich

In celebration of the latest, limited edition 826 Valencia Captain’s Log, designer Erik Marinovich will sign books and answer design questions about the notebook specifically or about his other work. You can pre-order your graph, lined, or blank Captain’s Logs here.

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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.