UX Launchpad is a program conceived by Mike Caskey‚ Chris Klein and myself of UX Book Club Denver to bring additional value and structure to the monthly meetings. UX Launchpad provides a structure for members to “launch” an idea for a project to the group to solicit collaborators and group feedback. The goal is to leverage the various talents and skills in the group (researchers‚ developers‚ designers‚ etc.) to take ideas from readings and discussion to real life projects while driving innovation and education among the local UX community. The vision is to create a catalyst for ideation‚ collaboration and innovation among local design professionals that have an idea but don’t have the support structure and/or team resources to launch their idea. Think of it like show and tell for designers.