Mentee Spotlight with Richard Lam

Richard Lam shares his thoughts on his experience with the UXPA mentorship program. Richard participated in the mentorship program as a mentee over three cohorts in 2020. He recently joined the board of his local UXPA NY Chapter as Vice President.  Who are you/Tell us a little about yourself? My name is Richard Lam, born in Calgary, Canada, recently moved to New York City. My background is in journalism, arts marketing, and community development, and I am now a UX auditor at Baymard Institute.  Outside of work, my interests include biking, film, music, games, food, urban planning, and culture. My side passion is scouring farmers markets for fresh regional fruits and experimenting with small batches of Lam Jam. What led …

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It’s election time…

Who’s ready for another election? UXPA International is holding an election for the Director of Volunteers Board Member position for the January 2021 – June 2023 term. Board members are volunteers that are responsible for leading the efforts of the organization. The Director of Volunteers is responsible for coordinating all volunteer efforts at UXPA International, both with the annual conference and with regular activities all year long. They will be responsible for assembling and coordinating volunteer teams, liaising with the Board of Directors to articulate and align volunteers efforts across various projects at UXPA. We’re excited to introduce the two candidates running for Director of Volunteers: Alain Robillard-Bastien I have extensive experience working with UXPA and other volunteers-based organization. I …

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Volunteer Spotlight – Joshua Rosenberg

Alain Robillard-Bastien our Director of Volunteers sits down with Joshua Rosenberg to discuss his volunteering with UXPA International. What are your activities as a volunteer at UXPA? Since when? I’ve been the volunteer production manager at the Journal of Usability Studies since 2015. I work with the editorial team to manage uxpajournal.org, and am primarily responsible for making sure every journal issue gets published to the website four times per year. What motivated you to become a volunteer with us initially? I was in graduate school working with Bill Albert who, along with Jim Lewis, is editor-in-chief of the journal. At that time, I was eager to soak up as much information as possible about the field of UX and …

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Join us for World Usability Day

World Usability Day aims to raise standards so that technology works to harness human potential. Every year events happen around the world to bring together different communities and celebrate how we can make our world easy for all. The theme for 2020 is Human-Centered AI. We seek to explore design systems that are both highly automated and allow a great degree of user control and will result in to expand human capabilities 1000-fold. If we can design AI which is “reliable, trusted, and safe” we can dramatically enhance human performance in the coming decade. Over the last two decades computers have advanced human’s abilities to perform our work, ensure our safety, and even lightened our workload. Interest in AI’s capabilities …

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Director of Volunteers Open Position – Join the UXPA International Board of Directors

Board members are volunteers that are responsible for leading the efforts of the organization. Candidates must be an active UXPA International member as of November 20th, 2020, and they must commit to the following: Serve at least 20 hours per month Attend monthly Board meeting calls Attend 3 in-person meetings a year in locations to be determined (one of which will be in conjunction with the annual conference) (Please note, this will be dependent on the situation with COVID-19 and any restrictions based on new requirements. If we can not meet in person, we will continue to meet virtually per our monthly calls) Be available monthly for additional meetings related to the position Send weekly updates on progress and activities …

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UX resources we recommend!

While you are at home, some UX resources for you…We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! UXPA has assembled a few resources that you can use from your own home or wherever you may be. Do you have more resources you’d like to share with your UXPA community? Please let us know at office@uxpa.org. Podcasts Mix Methods: – https://www.mixed-methods.org/episodes Crazy One Podcast – http://thecrazy1.com/ The UXers (in French) – https://theuxers.com/ The Design Niche Podcast – https://designnichepodcast.github.io/ Articles Ready for take-off: Best practices for creating and launching remote user research studies Helping from afar: Running customer support remotely How to run a remote-friendly co-design Books UX Pin: “Thoughtful content on mobile & web prototyping, wireframing, mockups, usability testing, project management, design process …

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