Upcoming Webinars

UXPA International webinars are online events covering a range of UX and research topics delivered by some of the industry’s leading professionals. For the best experience, join our live webinars to interact with presenters and ask questions in real-time.

Starting in 2023, UXPA International is proud to present Webinar Wednesdays occurring the first Wednesday of every month!

Can’t make a live event? No worries, catch up any time by visiting our webinar library, there you can access all of our free, recorded webinars.

2024 Conference Submission Info Session

In keeping with our desire to attract the best content and speakers to the 2024 UXPA International Conference, co-chair Adrienne Guillory is going to explain the 2024 UXPA submission process and timeline and take questions from the audience.

If you’re on the fence about submitting or want clarity about the UXPA submission process, this talk is for you.

Date: August 31, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM PDT / 6:00 PM CDT / 7:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

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Meet the UXPA 2024 Co-Chair

Adrienne Guillory: COO @ Usability Sciences Corporation
Adrienne (Photo)Adrienne Guillory is an expert in Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking strategy, facilitation, and generative User Experiene research. She leads research training, development, and operations as the Chief Operating Officer at Usability Sciences. Adrienne co-founded and operates Dallas Black UX, a networking and educational organization for people of color in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, and teaches the Foundations of Design Thinking at the University of Texas, Arlington. When she’s not working, Adrienne enjoys Mommy / Son adventuring with her son, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Past Webinars

#IAmRemarkable Workshop

We are excited to invite you to attend the #IAmRemarkable workshop.

#IAmRemarkable is a global movement that empowers everyone, including underrepresented groups, to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond, while challenging the social perception around self-promotion. Learn more at g.co/iamremarkable.

In this interactive session, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to increase your comfort and confidence in self-promotion.

During this 90 minute workshop, we will:

  • reflect on our own limiting beliefs on self-promotion.
  • share data and research regarding self-promotion and bias.
  • go through the main exercise to help you identify and share your achievements.
  • wrap up with a discussion and take home exercises.

Date: August 16, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM PDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 11:00 AM EDT

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Meet the Workshop Facilitator

Janaina Pantoja, PhD: Sr. UX Researcher @ Google & VP of UXPA International
Jana (Photo)Janaina Pantoja, PhD is a Sr. Researcher at Google and VP of UXPA International. She is a trained facilitator of #IAmRemarkable workshops and will lead this 90-min session.

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Putting the Concept of 2 Hour Design Sprints Into Practice

Many organizations have based their own design thinking process on Stanford’s Design Thinking Method or are using Google and Jake Knapp’s 5 Day process from the book “Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days.” However, 5 day design sprints have had challenges during the pandemic including the ability to conduct a remote design sprint using the same process effectively, loss of productive time and the ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders in one room. 2 hour design sprints teach organizations, product managers, UX researchers, and designers how to adopt a 2 hour design sprint process to create more opportunities for success by increasing the frequency and speed of problems you can solve as an organization whether virtual or in-person.

What Attendees will Learn:

  • Understand the advantages of using 2 hour design sprints in place of a 5 day design sprint
  • How to conduct virtual and in-person 2 hour design sprints as a UX, Product, or Design practitioner
  • Become experts on the collaborative tools available to run 2 hour design sprints
  • Benefits and practice of using 2 hour design sprint problem solving techniques to get to solutions faster

Date: August 2, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM PDT / 7:00 PM CDT / 8:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

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Meet the Presenter

Teresa Cain: Director, Product Management, User Experience & Design @ TreviPay
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Teresa is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and technology executive with over 15 years overseeing global product and user experience teams. She has diverse experience leading product management, product design, research, strategy, and innovation for digital solutions and as a consultant for startup technology firms. Teresa has helped many organizations solve problems faster and implement solutions using the concept of 2 hour design sprints.

Teresa is currently the Director of Product, UX, and Design at TreviPay, where she drives product vision, strategy, and user experience for a B2B financial technology SaaS platform. She is also the Founder and CEO of Lucid Startup Consulting, a firm focused on advising strategy and vision for start-up organizations to accelerate product roadmaps.

Teresa is passionate about giving back to the community and currently sits on the Corporate Advisory Council for Central Exchange, a nonprofit organization focused on providing women with a voice and opportunity to seek their full personal and professional potential, and a Strategic Advisor for DevStride, a project and portfolio management solution for agile organizations.

Teresa has completed many certifications in product, customer experience, agile, project management, and process management including Pragmatic Marketing Certified III ©, Net Promoter Certified Associate, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Teresa earned a BS in Journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism and a BA in English from the University of Kansas. She earned an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University and studied a second Master’s degree in Integrated Innovation for Products and Services at Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on product and user experience design principles. She also completed Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Program for Product Strategy Methods, a program with a focus on discovering, developing, managing, and marketing products as a business.

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The Business Value of Accessible UX Design

The pandemic focused on digital accessibility because digital became the only way to access business, leisure, and education.

An inclusive design mentality is finally shaping how digital products are created rather than being an afterthought. Enterprises now have an added incentive to make sure their accessibility initiatives do not regress; digital accessibility lawsuits have been increasing year-on-year thanks to legislation like the ADA. 36% of companies have pledged executive-level commitments to accessibility, and grassroots efforts are driving change in 48% of companies (Source: Forrester).

Audience Takeaways:

  • Ability to differentiate accessibility vs. usability
  • Understanding of how accessible design benefits businesses & customers
  • Insight into two case study companies that are “doing it right”
  • Actionable, practical guidelines for accessibility

Date: July 5, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM PDT / 7:00 PM CDT / 8:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

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Meet the Presenter

Alley Lyles-Jenkins: Principal @ Slalom Consulting
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Alley Lyles-Jenkins is a product nerd focused on widgets that change how people interact, experience technology, and discover information. As a Principal at Slalom Consulting, she works with talented people to increase product value by leveraging human-centered design and testing market fit. Our job is not to design products; it’s to help the organization win by creating a competitive advantage with Design.

Alley likes playing with the latest technology and refining prototypes in a sandbox. Technology must be understandable by all.

Alley’s award-winning efforts contributed to many forward-thinking companies and disruptive opportunities: the City of New York (one of the first U.S. cities to digitize government communications fully), Budweiser at Super Bowl LII, Amazon Echo Dot product launch, USAA’s modernization effort, Dell Technologies A.I. chatbot consulting, Columbia University’s 1,000 Cut Journey virtual reality (VR) project for immersive storytelling, and supporting international FemTech companies at FemTech Focus.

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Using Outcomes as a Spark for UX – Generate enthusiasm for delivering great UX without lecturing about UX

What if you could generate excitement about delivering great user experiences without having to explain what UX is? Imagine this:

…you’re talking with your development and product partners about UX outcomes and they understand the value in starting with the end-in-mind. Not only do they understand, they are excited about what will happen in your users’ and customers’ lives because you’ve delivered a great UX — together. In this session, you’ll uncover the proven secrets behind sparking enthusiasm for delivering great UX. You’ll discover how an outcome-driven approach is a game changer for UX leaders like yourself.

You’ll explore how to…

  • Identify the outcomes that best spark excitement amongst the developers, product managers, and stakeholders you work with every day.
  • Scope your outcomes to push your team to take on challenges they’ve resisted in the past.
  • Show what it means to be ready-to-ship through the lens of great user experience.

Date: May 3, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM PDT / 7:00 PM CDT / 8:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

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Meet the Presenter

Jared M. Spool: Co-CEO @ Center Centre – UIE
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Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre – UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services.

In the 43 years he’s been in the tech field, he’s worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.

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Workshop Facilitation Techniques for Researchers

Workshop facilitation is a key skill of user researchers. Not only does it allow us to engage colleagues in research, but it enables teams to take action on our insights. In this webinar, I will talk through key workshop facilitation techniques and approaches to get you confident and excited about your next user research workshop!

Key Takeaways

  • Really honing in on your workshop goals and outcomes, which leads to picking the right people and activities to ensure something comes out of a workshop (rather than having a workshop for the sake of having one!)
  • Concrete ideas on how to improve their facilitation through concepts like time boxing and activities that align with particular goals
  • How to handle more “difficult” workshop participants through ideas like a pink elephant, parking lots, convergent/divergent work

Date: April 5, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM CDT / 12:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

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Nikki Anderson-Stanier: Founder @ User Research Academy
Nikki Anderson-Stanier (Photo)Nikki is a Lead User Researcher and the founder of User Research Academy. She has over 9 years of experience in user research at a variety of companies, ranging from a tiny start-up called ALICE to the large corporation Zalando, and also as a consultant. She has led a diverse range of end-to-end research projects across the world and now owns her own company, helping others get into and excel in the field of user research. She lives in Jersey (the original one), loves reading and writing psychological thrillers, and being outside in the garden with her cats, dog, and koi fish.

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Finding the Right Altitude for Your Personas & Journey Maps

Unfortunately, most user personas and journey maps are dead shortly after arrival and are quickly forgotten amongst other organizational priorities. These artifacts are often not created at the right level to help your stakeholders understand and design for your target audiences. This talk will help you to form a new strategy to revitalize existing documents and be able to birth new, stronger, and healthier personas and journeys.

Date: March 1, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 hour

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Andrew Schall: Senior Director for Experience Design Research, Mayo Clinic
Andrew Schall (Photo)Andrew has over 15 years of experience as a UX leader, researcher, strategist, and designer working with companies such as The New York Times, Citibank, Harley Davidson, and Southwest Airlines. He is currently the Senior Director for Experience Design Research at Mayo Clinic. Andrew is an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where he teaches graduate students about Human-Computer Interaction. He is a board member for the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) serving as the Director of Publications. When he is not talking about, teaching, or writing about UX, Andrew enjoys taking short walks on the beach with his pug named Lucy.

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UXPA Virtual Speed Mentoring

Kickstart your career in 2023 with virtual speed mentoring! Whether you are new to UX and just starting out, transitioning from academia or another industry, or planning your move into management, mentoring can help you to better understand and plan your next move. UXPA has assembled experienced mentors who will be available to answer your questions and provide guidance – no matter what stage your career is at.

All mentors and participants of the UXPA Virtual Speed Mentoring Webinar will abide by the UXPA Code of Professional Conduct.

Date: February 1, 2023

Time: 5 PM PST / 7 PM CST / 8 PM EST

Duration: 1 hour

**Thank you for your interest! We are sorry, registration is now closed as we have reached full capacity. Stay tuned for future events!**

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Fabulous Forms: Overcoming Common Accessibility Pitfalls

Join AudioEye accessibility subject matter experts, Alisa Smith and Sarah Kinneer, as they deep dive on the subject of creating forms that check all the boxes: accessible, usable, and satisfying.

Date: October 11, 2022

Time: 1 PM PDT / 3 PM CDT / 4 PM EDT

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Meet the Presenters

Alisa Smith and Sarah Kinneer 
Alisa Smith (Photo)Alisa Smith grew up in rural Connecticut around farms, with huge gardens, sheep, cows, and horses, and studied graphic design, print, and photography. Today, she brings more than 20 years of experience in technology and community engagement to make the web accessible to as many people as possible as the Accessibility Evangelist at AudioEye. Alisa lives near Atlanta with her family, where she loves to craft and garden.
Sarah Kinneer (Photo)From her formative years interning in Congress through the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and taking college courses in Disability Policy and Leadership, to her 14 years spent teaching children with disabilities, to her current work as a Solutions Engineer at AudioEye, Sarah Kinneer, has embraced her neurodivergence as she has worked to educate others and promote the full inclusion and acceptance of all people with disabilities in society. A Michigan native, she has spent the last 15 years in Georgia learning to accept that she may never say the word “cat” again without someone asking where she’s from and doing odd things like jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

K-12 Education for UX

Join three UX professionals as they share experience and insights from a project that is seeking to bring UX education to K-12 students. The need for reliable K-12 UX-related resources and materials appears to be great, as many pipeline-related UX challenges need to be addressed. We will provide a list of takeaways–selected books, websites, ready-to-use materials, and other resources that teachers can use to get started with teaching UX right away. We will outline current initiatives within UXPA to partner with others to create a series of UX-related lesson plans and units for middle schoolers. We’ll update you on the status of the creation of a repository of K-12 -facing resources. Related efforts to get user experience job titles into the US Dictionary of Occupational Titles and SIC and their Canadian counterparts have been initiated and will be discussed. Finally, a revised five-year plan, including additional research, development, and on-going collaboration options will be presented.

Date: September 30, 2022

Time: 2 PM PDT / 4 PM CDT / 5 PM EDT

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Meet the Presenters

Lubina Bogoeva, Josephine Giaimo, and Keith Instone 
Lubina Bogoeva (Photo)Lubina Bogoeva is currently a Sr. UX Designer at Fiserv, the original fintech company. She has over 10 years experience in the field, working for Bank of American and Thermo Fisher, as well as non-profits and design studios. She recently took on a new challenge as an advisor for the UXD Masters Externship program at Rutgers University. Lubina lives in Central New Jersey where she enjoys yoga, VR gaming, and photographing the wildlife visiting her garden. She is a Co-organizer of the UXPA NJ chapter.
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Josephine Giaimo
is a leader with a vision for transforming the user experience conversation, step by step. She has led UX research efforts for Google, ADP, AT&T, Avaya, Medidata, and others in fintech, telecom, IT, energy, construction, and healthcare IT industries. She has several decades of experience working as a UX researcher, consultant, and “K through grey” instructor in a variety of consulting roles, always with a user-centered focus that increases productivity and supports business goals. She is currently working on a book focused on UX outcomes, metrics, and management control systems. A Jersey girl, she holds degrees in psychology and engineering earned at the Garden State’s most prestigious public universities. She says that “anyone can design a job that nobody can do,” and brings her sense of humor and her strategic insights to every conversation. she is a Co-organizer of the UXPA NJ chapter.

Keith Instone (Photo)Keith Instone is a Digital Experience Research Analyst for Stratascale, an SHI company. He has 25+ years experience as a user experience practitioner, academic researcher, and occasional instructor. He has also been involved in bridging the industry-academia gap in UX. He helped develop the Enterprise Architecture program at Michigan State University. After getting a master’s degree in computer science, his UX career journey has meant studying psychology, library science, visual literacy, graphic & industrial design, and more.

Demystifying the Front-End of Design Thinking

The first phase of the design thinking process is the most crucial, as this is when human insights are leveraged to define customer value. Yet, this so-called “empathize” phase is often unsuccessfully executed. During this session, Marty Gage and Spencer Murrell will address the crucial first step of the design thinking process and how to get it right. Using six key principles, Gage and Murrell will demonstrate how to connect users’ desired emotional states to an actionable articulation of an experience.

Date: September 21, 2022

Time: 9 AM PDT / 11 AM CDT / 12 PM EDT

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Marty Gage & Spencer Murrell

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Spencer Murrell (Photo)

Marty Gage, a Human Factors Psychologist, and Spencer Murrell, an Industrial Designer, have worked side by side for the last 33 years in the front end of design. Their new book “User Experience Research: Discover What Customers Really Want” is the culmination of their years of experimentation and marketplace validation to develop a foolproof process for a more predictable pathway to design experiences.

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How to Work With Cross-Functional Leaders That Just Don’t Get UX

Ling will speak about the common challenges we face as a UX practitioner at work.

Date: September 16, 2022

Time: 3 PM PDT / 5 PM CDT / 6 PM EDT

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Ling Lee: Sr. Principal Designer, Dell Technologies
Ling Lee (Photo)Ling Lee currently is a Sr. Principal Designer at Dell Technologies and her extensive Design experience spans over 30 years. Multimedia, graphic design, IA, research and leadership to name a few are part of her impressive portfolio. Ling finds joy in leading clients and project teams from ambiguity to clarity, attacking unsolved problems that lead to technological innovations. For more details, visit Ling’s LinkedIn profile.

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Designing a Voice User Interface (VUI)

Voice user interface is the new modality that is becoming very popular since the launch of voice assistants like Alexa, Google, and Siri. How does one get into this field and what things to keep in mind when designing for voice? In this talk, I will talk about all the dos and don’ts of VUIs.

Date: August 19, 2022

Time: 10 AM PDT / 12 PM CDT / 1 PM EDT

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Shyamala Prayaga: Senior Software Project Manager, Conversational AI – Deep Learning, NVIDIA
Shyamala Prayaga (Photo)Shyamala is a seasoned conversational AI expert. Having led initiatives across connected home, automotive, wearables – just to name a few, she’s put her work on research into usability, accessibility, speech recognition, multimodal voice user interfaces, and has even been published internationally across publications like Forbes. Outside of her research, she’s spent the last 18 years designing mobile, web, desktop, and smart TV interfaces and has most recently joined NVIDIA to own their roadmap for Speech AI tools.

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