UX Mega Meetup Wrap Up 2018

Melbourne’s UX community is coming together to celebrate the end of the year with Mega Meetup 2018 Wrap Up!

This December, nine of Melbourne’s UX communities are coming together. You are invited to join us and share your stories with your fellow colleagues, practitioners and enthusiasts.

Register at http://uxmegameetup.eventbrite.com

Sponsors
Thank you InVision and Askable for sponsoring this event.
Thank you REA Group for hosting Mega Meetup 2018 Wrap Up.

Code of Conduct
UX Mega Meetup has a Code of Conduct that all organisers, sponsors and guest must adhere to.

Please take the time to read the Code of Conduct (uxgatherings.com/code) so everyone can enjoy a harassment free event experience.

Venue Details
All gender accessible bathrooms

The venue is accessible for your mobility device. Venue has wide hallways and accessible bathrooms are available.

End Of Year Mixer: The last talk, networking, drinks and nibbles (from $10)

From just $10 (buy tickets at https://mixup.melbourne/), join the Melbourne tech and creative community for their fourth official end of year party!

Mixup Melbourne starts with a welcome and celebration of the community, followed by an inspiring and intriguing talk from Sarah Spencer on Printing with Knitting Machines.

The rest of the evening sees a generous bar tab and finger food, to see you through an enjoyable opportunity to network with friends, new and old.

As with last year, we hope to have some exciting extras and giveaways. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/mixupmelbourne) for the latest information.

UX Book Club Author Event: Donna Spencer and “A Practical Guide to IA”

We are excited to announce that internationally-renowned author, service designer and user experience designer Donna Spencer will be joining us in person at our next book club!

Donna – a leading UX practitioner, regular conference speaker, workshop teacher and start-up mentor – has written three books including titles on writing for the web and card sorting.

In this book club, we’ll be centering our discussions on Information Architecture and Donna’s book, “A Practical Guide to Information Architecture”.

Donna will share some thoughts about the book, its topics and themes. Then, after our break-out group discussions, Donna will join us in our whole group discussion on the book and information architecture.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Donna’s book is both a brilliant introduction to information architecture and a goldmine of tips and tricks for more experience practitioners.

It’s divided into five parts that cover understanding information architecture, understanding people, understanding content, designing an information architecture and designing navigation.

With over 300 pages of no-nonsense, practical information to help you work smarter, this book includes dozens of case studies, illustrations, and examples.

GET THE BOOK WITH A 33% DISCOUNT

You can download the book today from UX Mastery:
https://uxmastery.com/practical-ia/

Our friends at UX Mastery have kindly provided us with the code UXMELB33 for a 33% discount!

And as a bonus, you get free additional content including a PDF poster, IA templates and video training resources.

WALKING BUS FROM AND BACK TO RICHMOND STATION

Anyone is welcome to join our walking bus to and from the venue. A walking bus will be departing at 6pm from Holliva directly opposite Richmond Station. Look out for one of the UX Melbourne event hosts who will be holding a sign. A return walking bus will be departing MYOB at 8.30pm for the 10-minute walk back to Richmond Station.

WHAT HAPPENS AT BOOK CLUB

6.00 – Join us at the venue from 6pm for drinks and snacks

6.00 – Walking bus departs from Richmond station to MYOB (See above)

6.30 – Donna will talk to us about the book, its core topics, themes and ideas

6.50 – We break into groups for conversation about the book guided by some suggested topics and talking points.

7.20 – We all share our group’s discussions and ideas with the full group and continue to discuss the book amongst the whole group.

8.00 – The book club concludes but everyone is welcome to stay and continue the UX discussions!

8.30 – Walking bus departs from MYOB to Richmond Station (See above)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Thank you to UX Mastery (https://uxmastery.com) for again sponsoring UX Book Club and another big thank you to MYOB (https://www.myob.com/au) for providing a fantastic venue for our book club – at their brilliant Innovation Hub.

UX Mega Meetup

Hello UX Melbourne friends! We have a double feature of sorts for you this month as Melbourne prepares to host UX Australia. Join us on the eve of the big event (and the night before a special book club).

We’ve designed two kinds of experiences for you:

Love talks, activities and a vibrant atmosphere? There will be great crowd energy and lightning talks at Zendesk! You’ll be hearing from Amirul Nasir, Zoe Rose, Kira Eviston, SueSue Zhou, Farai Madzima and Benson Low before they lead you into some break out activities.

More into chilled out conversations, ink illustrations and a relaxed atmosphere? We’ll also have space for you at CultureAmp (10/31 Queen St, Melbourne), where the noise level will remain at a gentle hum.

More of an ambivert than an introvert or extrovert? If your moods shift during the night you’re free to move between the venues which are located 100 metres apart!

We’ll be providing the food (thanks REA Group at Culture Amp!) including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free & FODMAP friendly options.

UX Mega Meetup is an alcohol free event this year. You’re welcome to join us at the Mitre Tavern (located in Bank Place, across the road from Zendesk) after 8pm to continue the evening if you’re keen to mix your soda with something stronger.

PLEASE NOTE!

We’re taking RSVPs at this Eventbrite link so we can keep all 10 groups’ responses in one place. 🙂

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-mega-meetup-tickets-48950332763

Special Edition UX Book Club: Creative Clarity

We know one week out of one month a year of major UX festivities won’t be enough for smart cookies like you. When all is said and done, and you’re still mulling over Jon Kolko’s keynote two months later, you can come along to UX book club on 11 October to talk about his latest book, Creative Clarity. 🙂

This brief but powerful guide helps you articulate what creativity means, and then navigate bringing that creative thinking into your business, even if (especially if!) you feel it is too chaotic or unprepared for such a thing. In fact, in “a creative environment, chaos is the backdrop for hidden wonderment and success.”

You can read more about the book and purchase it here: https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Clarity-Jon-Kolko/dp/0978853814

DO I NEED TO READ THE BOOK?
Yes, our discussions will be about the book and the topics and ideas that it includes. So we ask that you come to book club having read some or all of the book and be ready to discuss its topics and ideas.

GIVE THE SUMMARY
Would you like to give a brief summary of the book at the start of book club? Contact us before Wednesday, 15 August if you’re interested!

WALKING BUS FROM AND BACK TO RICHMOND STATION
Anyone is welcome to join our walking bus to and from the venue. A walking bus will be departing at 6pm from Holliva directly opposite Richmond Station. Look out for one of the UX Melbourne event hosts who will be holding a sign. A return walking bus will be departing MYOB at 8.30pm for the 10-minute walk back to Richmond Station.

WHAT HAPPENS AT BOOK CLUB
6.00 – Join us at the venue from 6pm for drinks and snacks
6.00 – Walking bus departs from Richmond station to MYOB (See above)
6.30 – One of us gives a 5-minute summary of the book
6.35 – We break into groups for conversation about the book guided by some suggested topics and talking points.
7.15 – We share our group’s discussions and ideas with the full group and continue to discuss the book amongst the whole group.
8.00 – The book club concludes but everyone is welcome to stay and continue the UX discussions!
8.30 – Walking bus departs from MYOB to Richmond Station (See above)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thank you to UX Mastery (https://uxmastery.com) for again sponsoring UX Book Club and another big thank you to MYOB (https://www.myob.com/au) for providing a fantastic venue for our book club – at their brilliant Innovation Hub.