The 56th UXSG Meetup was held on Thursday, 16 May 2019 from 7pm at 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre Level 2, Auditorium & Training studio rooms 1-5.
This month we continued our second run of the Lunch Buddy and Reading Club experiments. Additionally, we revisited a familiar format – a modified Lean Coffee session.
#1 – Lunch Buddy
Lunch Buddy is an experiment to see how we can encourage meaningful relationships beyond the meetup event. At the start of the event, attendees dropped their contact details in a paper bag and collected a new one at the end of the evening. It is then up to individual attendees to get in touch with and meet their Lunch Buddy for a chat.
#2 – Reading Club
The Reading Club runs in parallel to the Lean Coffee session. We are experimenting with how a Reading Club can result in more diverse and engaging conversations centred around books of interest.
This month, we discussed the book Hooked: How To Build Habit Forming Products by Nir Eyal. As shared in the Reading Club WhatsApp group: “If you’re interested in the psychological aspect of design and ethics of product development, this seems like a good book to read.”
#3 – Lean Coffee
At UXSG, Lean Coffee starts with a 30 minute, 1-1 conversation between attendees. We do this so everyone gets to know one another. It also helps us build a safe space for deeper conversations in the latter part of the session.
Following that, we generated and voted on discussion topics, of which number were carryovers from the previous meetup on “Designing Experiments”. We then broke in four groups for self-driven conversations.
Thank you to all the attendees for the delightful conversations. We hope you left with good learnings and new relationship. See you again for the next meetup!