Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #41

We are back for November and this time we are being hosted by NinetyTwo13 by Tokyo Chapter (Thanks, Tokyo Chapter)

There will be two presentations on the night:

1) Alvaro Arregui : “Metabolist Mobility”
Alvaro will outline a new subject; “Metabolist Mobility”, a design process for a circular economy in mobility by 2030.
As design consultant in Tokyo, Alvaro has been helping automakers like Nissan to drive the vision for the company’s near future. Alvaro is the founder of Nuevo.Studio

2) Chelsea Hostetter : “Becoming an Ethical Designer”
Beyond poorly-designed user interfaces, UX designers also must consider sustainability and ethics. Chelsea will be talking about some “dark patterns” in UX and her personal experience in becoming a more ethical designer. Chelsea works as a Senior UX Designer at Goodpatch.

Where: NinetyTwo13
Akasaka 9-2-13, Minato-ku Tokyo

When: Thursday, November 30th, 7PM – 9PM

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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#40: Tom Coombs: “Behaviour Modification” / Meghan Radke: “Design Process review”

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Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the presentations at Indeed (Meguro). We had a wonderful turnout, and Indeed was kind enough to provide pizza and drinks for everyone. As always, thanks Indeed!!

Geek Girls Carrots is an organization that aims at empowering women in tech. Check out their website for future meetups in Tokyo or if you want to share your story.

The Field Study Handbook is now on sale, for anyone looking to brush up their skills in the world of field research.

InVision Studio has announced that they will be coming out with a product that allows designers to not only make prototypes but make designs.

An article by Engadget has come out about the design of the technology in the latest Bladerunner movie.

Adobe XD is finally out of beta version!

An interesting scientific case study called, “Interoceptive Ability Predicts Survival on a London Trading Floor” is worth taking a look at.

Design Hub’s Good Design Award exhibit is ending at the end of this month, so go while you still have the chance!

Sketch to AE is another sketch tool worth checking out.

Facebook has recently come out with Keyframes, which are scalable vector animations. This integrates well with Facebook’s Origami studio program as well.

Ultra Super New wanted to let the community know that they are currently looking for a front end developer to join their team.

 

See you all next month!

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #40

We are back for October and this time we are at Indeed MEGURO (NOT the Ebisu one, returning visitors!)
There will be two presentations on the night:

Tom Coombs – “Behaviour Modification”
Tom is the co-founder of LendStreet and a co-organiser of UXTalkTokyo. LendStreet a consumer lending platform helping people get out of debt. He will talk about techniques used to modify behaviour and how they can be put to good use, to help people achieve life goals.

Meghan Radke : “A Retrospective of My Old Design Process”
Meghan is a product designer for Pivotal Labs. She will be looking back at her design process from a year ago and looking at the knowledge she has gained since. She will be talking about how she feels about her older process and how it could be improved.

Where: Indeed Meguro
〒141-0021
Tōkyō-to, Shinagawa-ku,
Kamiōsaki, 2 Chome-13-30
Oak Meguro 10F

When: Tuesday, October 24th, 7PM – 9PM

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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#39: Bill Tribble : “How to Win at Remote Work” / Yukino Kohmoto “UX Around Machine Learning”

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Thank you to everyone who came out Tuesday night to the event! Also, thanks as always to our wonderful hosts in the sky. Thanks Pivotal! We had two great talks (both translated by UX Talk Tokyo’s own Ryan Barkataki) by Bill Tribble and Yukino Kohmoto. Thanks for your hard work and great insight!

Sketch Libraries, where designers can now share Symbols across documents and have them update to be always kept in sync.

Invision + Trello : a new way to embed InVision prototypes in Trello cards.

21_21 Exhibit “How far will you go“, ending at the beginning of October. (June 23, 2017 (Fri) – October 1, 2017 (Sun))

Design Hub has the Good Design Award of 2017 exhibit starting October 4th.

Roppongi Art Night, happening from September 30th- October 1st, it is a:

one-night art extravaganza staged in the district of Roppongi. The event proposes a pioneering model for urban development as well as a lifestyle that celebrates the enjoyment of art in our everyday lives. Presenting contemporary art, design, music, film, and performances, Roppongi Art Night offers an extraordinary experience.

Abstract, another platform that aims at helping design teams work together more efficiently.

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #39

Hi, we are back for September and this time we are at Pivotal! (Thanks as always, Pivotal Labs!)

There will be two presentations on the night:

*Bill Tribble – How to Win at Remote Work * (ENG w/ JP Subtitles)
Bill will talk about the pleasures and pitfalls of remote life – strategies for success, what to avoid, and how to find work online. Bill is a design team leader, UX consultant, and digital product designer based in Tokyo.

*Yukino Kohmoto – UX around machine learning * (ENG/JP)
Yukino will talk about what machine learning has been apparently changing around us and a potential role of UX designer in such changes. Yukino is a in-house designer based in Japan

WherePivotal
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 20F,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
106-6120

When: Tuesday, September 19th, 7PM – 9PM

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Registration closes at noon on the day of the event.
It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions. We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

Sign up here on Doorkeeper!

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#38: Bert Brautigam – “The Evolution of Design Thinking” / Ryan Barkataki : “All About Origami”

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Thank you to everyone who made it out to our event last night at Goodpatch on Thursday! We had some very fun and informative talks last night by Bert Brautigam and UX Talk’s own Ryan Barkataki. Thank you Goodpatch for hosting us in your amazing space!

Figma has just launched ANOTHER great addition to their product by making prototyping a breeze.

Another favorite tool, Zeplin, has just added a feature where developers can export react native code snippets directly from the app.

Team Lab has a new interactive exhibit going in Tokyo called Team Lab Jungle. It’s up until September 10th so don’t miss out!

An exhibit by Naoto Fukasawa entitled “AMBIENT” is going on until October 1st at the Shiodome Museum.

We were introduced to another prototyping app called Kite Composer,  only available for Mac/iOS.

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #38

We are back for August and this time we are at Goodpatch (There are two offices, so please go to the one shown on the map in DoorKeeper!)
There will be two presentations on the night:

Bert Brautigam : “The Evolution of Design Thinking”(ENG)
Bert will speak about the evolution of the design discipline and how Design thinking is challenged for its business relevance. Bert is the Design Strategist at Ziba Tokyo.

Ryan Barkataki : “All About Origami” (ENG w/ JP Subtitles)
UX Talk Tokyo’s very own Ryan will give an overview and examples of FaceBook’s free prototyping tool, Origami. Ryan is a UX and Industrial Designer, working at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Japan.

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

WhereGoodpatch
South Gate Shibuya Bldg 2nd Floor,
3-3 Uguisudanicho Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150-0032 JAPAN

When: Thursday, August 3rd, 7PM – 9PM

Sign up at the DoorKeeper page.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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UX Talk Tokyo #37: Aaron Kovalcsik: “Using Sprints as a SuperPower” & Ryan Ruel : “Designing Deliverables”

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Thank you to everyone who made it out to our event last night at Indeed (in Meguro). We had a great turnout and two inspiring talks by Aaron Kovalcsik (Indeed) and Ryan Ruel (AQ Works). Thank you Indeed for hosting us in your great space! Now, onto the link sharing.

We learned about a handy app called Textwell, which allows you to send memos and messages to a variety of other apps.

For the slack-haters among us, check out Twist, an app that focuses more on threads than direct messages.

Just in case you can’t have enough prototyping tools, Kite Composer is another application worth trying out.

The Best Interface is No Interface” is now for sale on Amazon Japan in Japanese!

Origami has released even more possibilities for complex interactions when trying to make prototypes.

Along the same line as Origami, Noodl is another prototyping platform that could be useful for quick user testing.

Our friends at AQ have made their own Slackbot: Meekee. Meekee looks at google calendars and helps remind members of upcoming meetings.

::Articles worth reading this month::

The worst volume control UI in the world” by Fabricio Teixeira

The future is imminent: 9 Design trends for 2018” by the infamous Chase Buckley

Perfect Japanese Typography” by AQ

Japanese Typography on the Web & Beyond: Part One” by AQ

Crafting Link Underlines on Medium” by Medium

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Announcing UX Talk Tokyo #37

#37: Aaron Kovalcsik: “Using Sprints as a SuperPower” / Ryan Ruel : “Designing Deliverables”

We are back for June and this time we are at Indeed MEGURO (NOT the Ebisu one, returning visitors!)
There will be two presentations on the night:

Aaron Kovalcsik: Using Sprints as a SuperPower
Aaron will describe the Google Sprints Methodology and present a case study of how an international team leveraged it to road map a major global product. Aaron is a Senior UX Designer at Indeed, Tokyo.

Ryan Ruel : “Designing Deliverables”
Ryan will be talking about how to deliver great ideas to teams and organizations. Ryan is Creative Director at AQ in Tokyo.

Then there will be networking until 9pm. And then the world famous nijikai (after party).

Where: Indeed MEGURO
〒141-0021 Tōkyō-to, Shinagawa-ku, 品川区Kamiōsaki, 2 Chome-13-30 oak meguro 10F

When: Tuesday, June 27th, 7PM – 9PM

Sign up at the DoorKeeper page.

It’s an open, inclusive group. Anyone interested in UX is welcome. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We’re always interested in hearing from people who’d like to give a presentation.

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UX Talk Tokyo #36: Jan Rod: “Reflections on Present Discussions on the Future of UX Design” & Eric Chan : “Design Thinking & Strategy”

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the event at IDEO! It’s always wonderful to be hosted by the kind people at IDEO, so thank you again!

The show & tell links that were shared this week are as follows:

Book recommendation of the month: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Second book recommendation of the month: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Craft launched their prototyping mode so that you can quickly export designs to Invision.

Principle now allows you to export animations to an app view.

TV Recommendation of the month: HBO’s Silicon Valley

21_21 Design Sight has an amazing exhibit through the end of the week about athletes.

Figma is slowly becoming a more robust design and collaboration tool.

eepmon.com – the personal website of last night’s second presenter Eric Chan.

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