Upcoming Webinars

Educational, timely, relevant, and free webinars that speak to UX practitioners. As we plan 2019 webinars, we would love to hear from you about great topics and speakers. Please share your thoughts with us at education@uxpa.org


Transitioning into UX from academia

Friday, March 29th -  9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Central European


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​Interested in learning about life beyond academia? How to translate your knowledge and skill set to a career in UX? Join UXPA and our panel of UX professionals, as they discuss their career trajectory, share their post graduate experiences, and making the transition from academia to UX. 


​Elizabeth Allen (Brazen)

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Elizabeth is the Principal of Brazen, a UX research and training consultancy based in Toronto, Canada. At Brazen, she helps companies identify and solve critical UX problems in digital and physical products, and trains design teams on how to do their own research. Her previous experience includes UX research roles at Shopify, Prosper, and Centralis, as well as a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. Elizabeth lives in Toronto with her cat, Eliot, and spends her free time speaking at conferences, mentoring junior researchers, and playing the banjo. 

Amy Bucher (Mad*Pow) 

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Amy Bucher, Ph.D., is the Behavior Change Design Director at Mad*Pow. In her work, Amy focuses on crafting engaging and motivating solutions that help people change behavior, especially related to health, wellness, learning, and financial well-being. Previously she worked with CVS Health as a Senior Strategist for their Digital Specialty Pharmacy, and with Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions Group as Associate Director of Behavior Science. Her research interests include motivational design, patient and user engagement, happiness, and how social relationships influence health and well-being. Amy received her A.B. magna cum laude in psychology from Harvard University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. 

Becca Kennedy (Agrilyst) 

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Becca Kennedy, PhD lives in Albany, NY where she runs the UX consulting company Kennason and works remotely as the UX Designer for Agrilyst, an agtech startup. She is also a writer for UserZoom and a board member of AIGA Upstate New York. 

Jen Romano-Bergstrom (Bridgewater Associates) 

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Jen is the UX Research Director at Bridgewater Associates. She has spent over a decade leading UX research for numerous organizations and products, including Facebook, Instagram, Nielsen, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the US Census Bureau. Jen specializes in efficient applications of empirical methods to ensure quality is not lost while working fast to get actionable results. Jen is a trained Experimental Psychologist and has spearheaded efforts around the world to get academics and industry collaborating on research. She is the co-author of ‘Eye Tracking in UX Design’ and ‘Usability Testing of Surveys’ and the director of marketing with UXPA International. 



Common AI and Ethics Challenges and How to Solve Them

Friday, April 12th  -  9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Central European


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If you're interested in learning what design and ethics challenges commonly occur when developing AI products and services, and how to practically address them, then this webinar is for you. During this hour you'll get a brief primer on AI and its use in design, a list of the major ethical pitfalls that occur during the design of AI services and products and, most importantly, a list of AI ethical design principles, developed by forward-thinking companies such as IDEO, Microsoft and IBM.


Ovetta Sampson

Ovetta Sampson photo​As a Design Lead and Design Researcher at IDEO, Ovetta works to amplify the voice of people while inspiring design. Following her passion for people and data, analytics and design, she focuses on the intersectionality of people and technology including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and IoT products and services. She works to design future technology that’s not only human-centered but prioritizes human needs.  She does this with teams at IDEO by cultivating the special sauce that is design research, with the rocket fuel that is data science and machine learning to produce incredible, human-centered design.

Prior to IDEO, she was UX researcher for five years and a journalist for about 20 years both for daily newspapers and international humanitarian organizations. She’s interviewed, lived and worked with people on six continents learning about humanity in a diverse and multicultural way. She has her M.S. in Computer Science, specializing in human-computer interaction, from DePaul University. An adjunct professor at DePaul, Ovetta teaches young designers about their impact on people, places, societies, and communities as well as how to be inclusive and equitable during the design process.