Brand Strategy Conference in SF: Master a Seamless Brand Experience
May
12
May 14

Brand Strategy Conference in SF: Master a Seamless Brand Experience

  • Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel

Join Bovitz May 12-14 at the Brand Strategy Conference in San Francisco. There should be an awesome line-up of brands and speakers, including our own Mina Neuberg, VP Strategy. Panelists will discuss challenges in brand strategy, including customer engagement, brand experience, brand success through digital, and more. Check out the agenda here and register with this 10% discount code: BSCMN10. Hope to see you there!

AIGA LA Studio Tour: Oblong
Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

AIGA LA Studio Tour: Oblong

  • Oblong Industries, Inc.

Come meet Oblong Industries, a global company of designers, programmers and engineers committed to the evolution of human-machine interface. We invite you to our next studio tour at Oblong Industries’ studio in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.

Online Course: IDEO U's Insights for Innovation
Mar
23
May 8

Online Course: IDEO U's Insights for Innovation

IDEO U's first course is Insights for Innovation, an experience designed to help you see the world differently. Its focus is the art and science of gathering Insights—the core of IDEO's human-centered design process. Through a series of engaging videos, real-world exercises, hands-on tools, and a dynamic community, IDEO U students will learn techniques for gathering deeper insights.

User Experience Design Bootcamp
Nov
7
10:00 am10:00

User Experience Design Bootcamp

  • NYC - General Assembly

About This Workshop

As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability. This is a field that affects all areas of business — prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on the human-computer interaction experience.

From Wearables to Shareables: Creating Consumer Connections
Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

From Wearables to Shareables: Creating Consumer Connections

  • NYC - Baruch College

Ready Set Rocket, Interbrand and Baruch College will discuss and futurecast the ways brands can glean valuable information by adopting groundbreaking technology, and how to better understand and deepen relationships with consumers and today’s top trailblazers.   

Growth Strategy: Assessing New Markets
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Growth Strategy: Assessing New Markets

  • NYC - General Assembly

Identifying a winning market is a key piece of the puzzle when building a new business or expanding an existing one. In this class, you’ll learn the frameworks and techniques that can be used to effectively assess a new market or prioritize within a set of potential new markets. We’ll discuss how market assessment can be integrated into any organization, whether it’s a large corporation or an early stage startup. Plus, we’ll also explore techniques that can be used to size a new market. Through case studies and group discussion, you’ll leave this class able to apply these techniques to your own organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.

Public Speaking and The Three C's: Confidence, Creativity, & Comedy
Oct
27
6:30 pm18:30

Public Speaking and The Three C's: Confidence, Creativity, & Comedy

  • NYC - General Assembly

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, CEO, teacher, or anyone whose job or desired job requires speaking in front of others, this class will help you gain the confidence, presence, and charisma to help you connect with your audience. You’ll learn how to reinterpret text, think creatively, and create memorable out-of-the-box presentations while having a great time in the process. Plus, you’ll learn how to keep content fresh during repeat uses.

User Experience Design Bootcamp
Oct
25
10:00 am10:00

User Experience Design Bootcamp

  • LA - General Assembly

As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability.

Programming For Non-Programmers Workshop
Oct
25
10:00 am10:00

Programming For Non-Programmers Workshop

  • LA - General Assemby

In this workshop we'll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. We'll look at questions like, "Front-end vs. Back-end?", "What is this Javascript function thingy, and why am I passing it strange math equations to it?" It's essential familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web development. Ultimately knowing how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers, and overall just look really cool. Come with questions, and a desire to have fun! No prior development knowledge required.

Validating Assumptions With Lean UX Research
Oct
25
10:00 am10:00

Validating Assumptions With Lean UX Research

  • NYC - General Assembly

One of the biggest mistakes that businesses trying to innovate with new products or services make is focusing first on the solution they wish to offer, rather than the problem they wish to solve. Effective user research can help.

Design Thinking in Practice
Oct
24
9:00 am09:00

Design Thinking in Practice

  • NYC - General Assembly

Design Thinking is a framework for understanding design processes, the relationship between design and business, and “how designers think.” It emphasizes empathy building, problem framing, ideation, and validating potential solutions. Through these four phases (and the significant overlap between them), teams are able to learn about users, discover opportunities, solve problems or meet needs, and test their assumptions.

This workshop moves through each of these steps, explaining them through examples and in-class activities. You will perform customer interviews to gather observations, exercise problem framing techniques to find opportunities, sketch potential solutions, and test hypotheses to mitigate risk.

Creative Mornings: Doree Shafrir
Oct
24
8:30 am08:30

Creative Mornings: Doree Shafrir

  • LA - The Line Hotel

Monday, October 20 at 11:00am PDT

Doree Shafrir is BuzzFeed’s Executive Editor, overseeing the site’s culture and entertainment coverage, as well as the Ideas section. Shafrir formerly edited music news and features as senior editor at RollingStone.com, and covered a wide range of topics from culture to technology as Contributing Editor at New York Magazine. She is also a former editor at the New York Observer, Gawker, and Philadelphia Weekly. Before that, she was a History PhD program dropout. She is based in Los Angeles.

 Data Visualization: How to transform data into a story that sells
Oct
2
7:00 pm19:00

Data Visualization: How to transform data into a story that sells

  • NYC - WECREATE

Data visualization is growing in popularity, but there is a wide range of opinions on the requirements for creating one. This talk and class will focus on data visualization from the perspective of a data scientist and present real world examples from both client engagement and research findings.

UCLA Extension: Design Thinking I Course
Oct
2
Dec 11

UCLA Extension: Design Thinking I Course

  • LA - UCLA Extesnion Westood

10 WEEK COURSE

You learn to launch successful and innovative design solutions across the spectrum of media, including web, print and packaging, Class topics include prototyping and testing, rapid iteration, radical collaboration, empathetic observation, interviewing for empathy, persona mapping, assuming a beginners mindset, introduction of complex problems, and testing and observation.

UCLA Extension: Art & Electronics Course
Oct
1
Dec 17

UCLA Extension: Art & Electronics Course

  • LA - UCLA Extension Westwood

10 WEEK COURSE

Arduinos, programming, soldering, and electronics are all simpler than they look and within your grasp. In this course, you'll be guided through the selection and construction of your own project, with tutorials and lectures tailored to the specific interests of the class.

Conducting Brand Research Through Social Media
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Conducting Brand Research Through Social Media

  • LA General Assembly DTLA

This class will teach you key methods for conducting research in the social space and how to use these insights to move your brand and business forwardThis class will teach you key methods for conducting research in the social space and how to use these insights to move your brand and business forward.

Vicente Guallart: The Self-Sufficient City
Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

Vicente Guallart: The Self-Sufficient City

  • LA - SCI-Arc

ABOUT THIS LECTURE

Guallart's recently published book The Self-Sufficient City outlines a blueprint for the world to come, a world built around cities and their renewed capabilities to become productive again, based on principles of local self-sufficiency and global connectivity.

PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat With Jeremy Levine
Sep
18
6:00 pm18:00

PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat With Jeremy Levine

  • NY - Projective Space

Sarah Lacy, founder of PandoDaily, will interview Jeremy Levine, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners this September at Projective Space L.E.S.

Jeremy Levine serves on the boards of Pinterest, Wikia, Yelp (IPO), Onestop, Shopify and Xtime. He’s also worked with Soap.com, LinkedIn and Fiverr, amongst others.

Alfredo Brillembourg + Hubert Klumpner: Rio Bravo
Sep
17
7:00 pm19:00

Alfredo Brillembourg + Hubert Klumpner: Rio Bravo

  • LA - SCI-Arc - W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

ABOUT THIS LECTURE

SCI-arc present Brillembourg and Klumpner's idea of integrated infrastructure, which they call Urban–Tool Box, a method and system of thinking designed to empower citizens and city building. Their lecture will highlight, among many projects, the recently developed Metro-Cable San Agustin, an urban cable car system featuring music, sports, and educational programs, developed for the city of Caracas in partnership with Austrian Company Doppelmayr Ropeways. The project was also recently featured in the MoMA exhibition, “Small Scale–Big Change.”

Web Design Blitz
Sep
13
9:00 am09:00

Web Design Blitz

  • LA - General Assembly Santa Monica

About This Workshop

The possibilities and power of the web make web design an invaluable aspect of brand building. In this workshop, you’ll get a crash course in web layout design, web typography, responsive web design, user interaction, and site architecture — giving you the skills needed to work individually or as a team member in a collaborative environment. This workshop is ideal for students, young professionals, and those interested in web design.

PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Michael Heyward
Sep
11
6:00 pm18:00

PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Michael Heyward

  • LA - Cornerstone OnDemand

Whisper is a great example of what LA is doing well these days, namely identifying the trends in consumer behavior and designing user experiences and communities that cater to these needs. It’s a trend that doesn't stop with Whisper, but extends to Snapchat, Tinder, and a handful of other up and comers.

Pop Up Class: Make, Map, Blink: Creating Data-Driven Projects for the Internet and the Physical World
Sep
10
7:00 pm19:00

Pop Up Class: Make, Map, Blink: Creating Data-Driven Projects for the Internet and the Physical World

  • NYC - Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang College

The New School Presents

“Learn how to build data-driven maps, charts, bots, detectors and blinkies. Keefe will demonstrate one project each evening, most of which have direct journalistic applications. Like a cooking show, he'll walk through how to whip up each one. In some cases, you can make them simultaneously. In all cases, he'll provide the recipes for doing it yourself.”