My new friend Dave Dawson recently graduated college and moved from Cambridge to NYC. While I was timid and intimidated when I first entered the working world, Dave is quite the opposite –– he is eager to put himself out there, meet lots of new people, and see what the city has to offer.
Over lunch last week he asked me what events he should be attending; like many people I know, he’s had a hard time finding NYC-specific mailing lists for design and UX organizations, and isn’t really sure where to look.
When I first got the spark to start socializing in the field (much later than Dave, might I add), I had a tough time distinguishing the worthwhile events from the worthless ones — and unfortunately wasted my time at a few duds along the way.
It only just occurred to me that I’ve never collected a list of the events my close friends and I regularly attend. So here it is finally, for Dave and for all the folks new to New York (or ready to try something new). May you find pleasure, inspiration, and camaraderie.
And of course if you see me across the room, come over and say hi!
UX & Design
UX Book Club NYC
Interaction Design Association (IxDA) – NYC Chapter
- Official website (national only)
- Twitter @ixda_NYC
- To join the NY chapter mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Visual Arts – MFA in Interaction Design
Content Strategy NYC
Usability Professionals Association – NY Chapter
Agile Experience Design NYC
Art Directors Club
NY Tech Meetup
Brooklyn Future Meetup
- Meetup page
- Twitter @Y30
Entrepreneurship & Self-Employment
Clickable’s Interesting Café
Jelly NYC (Friday coworking)
Arts, Culture and Technology Meetup
Fashion 2.0 Meetup
New York Web Standards Meetup
Thanks so everyone who contributed to this list! You know who you are.
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