Starting Up — February 28th 2012

"UX Design" is bogus by Yoni Karpfen

"UX Design" has a lot going for it. The term carries an alluring message, with convincingly righteous overtones. Afterall, no moral person could reject a design philosophy that pays tribute, in its very name, to that ultimate humanistic end: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE USER.

There's only one little problem: user experience can't be designed.

But that doesn't mean you can't design for users. It's just much harder to do than slapping "UX" in front of "Design." So what does it really mean to design for user experience?

B2B Sales for Designers and Developers by Dennis Powers

Dennis talks about a topics challenging to everyone in the business services world:

  • Sourcing leads
  • Initial contact and follow up
  • CRM for sales, tracking leads through the sales pipeline and keeping you on task for follow-ups
  • Quotes and proposals
  • Follow-up and close
  • Touchpoints during production processes
  • Follow-up post-launch

The Evening

It's time for another OKDG event and we've got two awesome speakers lined up for ya! Yoni Karpfen is going to rile you up by declaring that UX Design is bogus and then Dennis Powers is going to follow up with the nitty-gritty on how designers and developers can market themselves. It should be a thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking evening.

The Bike Shop Cafe and Catering Co. has warmly welcomed us back to use their restaurant as a meeting venue. There will be food, beverages and alcohol available throughout the evening.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Shane & Daryl

Please note the doors open at at 7:30pm and presentations will start at 8:00pm sharp. Please do not show up too early before 7:30pm as we are setting up the room and dealing with facilities.

Date & Location

FEB 28

Tuesday, Feb 28th @ 7:30pm
Venue: The Bike Shop Cafe, Kelowna BC, Canada
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Downloads, Links, & Photos

B2B Sales for Creative Profesionals (blog post)

Next Meetup

Tuesday, April 21st @ 6:30pm
The Bike Shop Cafe, Kelowna BC, Canada

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