UX & Designing for Security – Compliance for GDPR & CCPA

Effective security practices require a trained user base or user guides to employ the techniques and practices to ensure trust, safety, and expediency. Users should see security as an important part of the process, but the design should reflect that the security isn’t a nuisance for greater user acceptance.

UXPALA Code of Conduct

At UXPALA, we assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we’re not inclined to tell people what to do. However, we want every UXPALA event, conference, workshop, happy hour, etc., to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. To that end, this code of conduct spells out the behavior we support and don’t support for guests, volunteers, leadership and officers of UXPALA.

Embracing Change

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Embracing Change, an event hosted by Ladies that UX Los Angeles and sponsored by Ticketmaster. It was an intimate gathering of UX professionals held at Ticketmaster’s venue. Kathryn Campbell, Ticketmaster’s director of research and insights, spoke about the pace of change in today’s working environment, and the need to adapt more quickly to these changes.

Jared Spool: The Evolution Of A New UX Design Resolution

Looking at design through different levels of resolution helps us answer some important questions. Is there a difference between UX and UI, and if so, how does that change how teams should operate? What is the relationship between product design and service design? How do we start preparing for what comes next?

Adobe Max 2018: Creative Conference and Experience Journey

With a proposal of exhibiting a creative conference that would allow people to “Get inspired, Learn Skills, and Play,” Adobe Max initiated its extensive 2018 conference. The event offered something for everyone in the design community from graphic, web, or UX designers to photographers, illustrators, and those not in the design community like business strategists.

NELAUX Meetup: How Startups Use Design to Disrupt the Legal Business

As a part of Glendale Tech Week, NELAUX (Northeast Los Angeles User Experience), in partnership with LegalZoom, facilitated a discussion on how design and technology is changing the practice of law. As a lawyer turned user experience designer, I was particularly excited to attend this event and to engage in a discussion on how technology has impacted an industry that is particularly slow to innovate.

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2018

Yes, we discovered that cleaning day and fun actually can walk together. Well, at least when you are walking on the beach as you clean. On September 15th, the UXPALA team, in collaboration with other amazing organizations, volunteered for International Coastal Cleanup...

UX Research Night

A few blocks down from the beach, Ethnio, along with PatientPop in Santa Monica, hosted their first UX Research Night to champion the importance of user research in Los Angeles. The general topic of the night was the importance of research, how it is often overlooked,...

AT&T Shape 2018

The AT&T Shape event was a convergence and forward-looking exploration of art and technology at the heart of Los Angeles. The second event to take place since its inception in the previous year, the 2018 event spanned from June 2-3 at the famous Warner Bros...

Enterprise UX 2018

This is the 4th Annual Enterprise UX Conference run by Rosenfeld Media, which was held in San Francisco for the second time after being held in San Antonio, TX. The event was moved to San Francisco to attract a larger crowd of UX professionals - both at the...