Join our next free webinar – Interactions @scale for monitoring air

Join us on Thursday May 12 as Karen Donoghue shares the design challenges for enabling citizen scientists to monitor air quality at scale? What other impacts does scale have in designing data-intensive air quality monitoring experiences for consumers? This talk will describe UX work to develop Local Haze, an air quality monitoring product for citizen scientists and air quality enthusiasts. In addition to covering UX design challenges she’s had to solve in launching Local Haze, Karen will cover the challenges of getting a new product to market while placing “ease of use” at the core of a product offering. Find out more about this webinar here and signup now!

Join UXPA Board of Directors

Play your part in shaping the way of a growing industry organization. UXPA International are seeking nominations from individuals interested in contributing their time and energy to the association, leading our strategy, and ensuring we continue to grow our field. We have three open positions: Director of Web The Director of Web is responsible for maintaining the organization’s presence on our main website uxpa.org. Additionally, they may provide assistance to the teams that maintain our magazine and journal websites. Director of Finance/Treasurer-Secretary The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial activities of UXPA. They should be familiar with standard accounting practices, be comfortable with QuickBooks and have experience managing finances for an organization. Director of Marketing and Communications The …

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In memory of Dick Horst

With great sadness we share the news that Dick Horst has passed away. Cory Lebson and Chris Hass share their memories of Dick. Cory Lebson “I don’t know if things can be made better in heaven but if so, I’m sure Dick is up there doing research and telling God what to improve” said the pastor at the memorial service for Dick Horst. I sat in a pew and looked around, struck by how many other local UX researchers were in attendance. Tristan Wilson had contacted me prior to the memorial, mentioned that he was collecting anecdotes to give a eulogy on behalf of the UserWorks staff and asked me if I’d like to add something. So I relayed the …

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Welcome our new Director of Publications

It’s been a busy start to 2022 for our UXPA International Board after quite the rollercoaster year of 2021. We have just opened up registration for our 2022 International Conference taking place in San Diego, CA this June. We have started recruiting our next cohort for our UXPA mentorship program and have been working hard lining up great webinars and online short courses just waiting for you to sign up. The beginning of this year also brought some change. Our prior Director of Publications Ben Lauren, had to step down due to increasing work demands. While Ben only worked with the BOD for a short time, he was a wonderful addition to the team and we are so grateful for …

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Five questions with Jean Fox, 2022 Conference Committee member

How did you get started in the field of UX? I happened to go to a university that had an undergraduate program in Human Factors.  I had initially declared my major in psychology, but felt it wasn’t quite right.  However, once I learned about the human factors program from my good friend Linda Borghesani, I was hooked.  We are both still in the field today!  I love that the field allows me to work with technology and to help people. How did you first get involved with UXPA? My first UXPA conference was in 1998.  After attending a couple more, I decided that they were so great that I wanted to get more involved, so I joined the conference committee.  …

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