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Upcoming Events


Phoenix Design Week event - "Design Collaboration"

Wednesday, October 21 6:00-9:00pm

Western International University 1601 West Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282


The relationships designers have with colleagues is just as important as the methods and processes they use.

These relationships include marketing, product owners, executives, other designers and naturally, developers. The designer-developer relationship is perhaps the most dynamic and certainly the most detailed of the other relationships. Developers and designers have different personalities, communication styles and use different processes and tools. However, they also have shared interests and priorities. When this relationship is optimized through mutual respect, communication and understanding, zen moments of form and functional bliss can be achieved.

This event will include an interactive panel of developers and designers, a short presentation on Agile design methods and an interactive opportunity to design along with developers.

Sign up to attend here: http://phxdw-ixda.eventbrite.com

Be an active part of this amazing event. We're looking for volunteers! If interested, e-mail us at ixdaphoenix@gmail.com.

Past Events


Journey Mapping 101

Wednesday, September 23 6:00-8:00pm

Coplex 688 West 1st Street Tempe, AZ 85281


Journey Mapping is a powerful research tool that helps you visualize the customer experience and pin-point pivotal moments that can be the difference in getting more business, or losing it. But what, exactly, is a Journey Map? When is it used? And what goes in to making one? Join IxDA Phoenix Local Leader Tony Quiroz and Ethology's Senior UX Design Strategist, Sean Rice, in this month's event to explore the fundamentals of Journey Mapping. The event will include a short presentation, discussion, and activity. There will also be a 5-minute Ignite-style introduction. Come join us!

Thank you to Tony Quiroz and Sean Rice for sharing their awesome Ethology work. View the slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/tquirozAZ/journey-mapping-101-ixda-phoenix


Welcome, Phoenix area UX professionals!

We are a meetup group that organizes UX events (presentations, discussions, jams, happy hours) all around the valley. We have the following goals:

  • To facilitate dialog around how to increase the quality of human interactions with software, hardware, and systems
  • Build a community of UX professionals for support, guidance, and collaboration


Please join our community!

  1. Register with IxDA: http://www.ixda.org/user/register
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Local Leaders

Wayne Neale, President at Kydak
Tony Quiroz, UX Design Strategist at ethology
Teresa Swingler, Senior UX Designer at IBM
Chris Zukowski, User Interface Designer at IBM

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IxDA Phoenix discussion

1 May 2012 - 11:01pm
3 years ago
3 replies
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Tonia M Bartz

Call for Local Leadership of IxDA Phoenix

Attention Phoenix!! IxDA Phoenix is currently looking for new local leadership to keep momentum for the group going. If you are interested in becoming a local leader for the group, please contact me or fill out the start a local group form which can be found on the local homepage for IxDA. (IxDA.org/local).

10 Feb 2012 - 6:44pm
Posted in:
Dustin Day

Just wanted to introduce myself :D

I wanted to say hi to everyone in the group. I am here in Phoenix have been an Art Director for 6+ years, a developer, and a designer among many other hats. Been working in the field as a graphic and web designer since 1998. I am currently getting my masters in web design and new media, focusing my studies on UX/UI design I am hoping I can help out with this group, or at the very least attend the meetings and be a positive and creative influence.

3 Dec 2010 - 4:28pm
4 years ago
2 replies
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Next meetup?

Hello, I just joined this group and was wondering when will be the next meeting at gangplank. I'd like to be a part of the growing UX community!



27 Sep 2010 - 12:44pm
Posted in:
Tonia M Bartz

September Event Postponed

I apologize for the short notice, but  due to lack of RSVPs and trying to add value to the Papago event, our September event has been postponeduntil the end of October. Please be on the lookout for further information.

7 Jun 2010 - 1:13am
Posted in:
Tonia M Bartz

May's Event - Redesign Phoenix

Thanks to all that attended our May event! We had a great discussion and ideation on Phoenix that evolved into some potential side projects for members of IxDA an the community to work on. I've added some photos of the event to a new Flickr group I created. The link is on our local grou page as well as at http://www.flickr.com/groups/ixdaphoenix.

To keep the momentum going on this project, we may have a one off meeting the end of this month before our next regularly scheduled meeting in July. Please let me know if you are interested in attending.

8 Apr 2010 - 3:59pm
Posted in:
Tonia M Bartz

IxDA Phoenix Update

I wanted to take a moment to thank all our members for bearing with us through the transition to our new home on the web. When I began IxDA Phoenix a year ago, I knew that our previous home would only be temporary, due to exciting changes coming within the organization as a whole. They have finally started coming to life with the redesign of the IxDA global site.

5 Apr 2010 - 1:16am
5 years ago
4 replies
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Cody Shotwell