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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2020 UXPA International Student Project Competition

student project competition finalists

Thanks to all participants of the third edition of the Student Project Competition. It was an amazing year! We are pleased to announce our winner of this year’s competition, Deed by Anurag Sachan. The panel of judges were extremely impressed with the level of primary and secondary research into the problem space. The target user was expertly portrayed through a selection of empathy maps, personas and customer journey maps. The final solution was articulated through detailed information architecture, task flows and user interface design. Anurag will be presenting his project as part of the UXPA International 2020 – At-Home virtual conference in September. Make sure not to miss it! RUNNERS UP! The judging panel also decided to award two runners’ …

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UXPA 2020 Postponement

Dear UXPA Members and all fellow UXers, What a crazy, stressful time 2020 has been. We, as the Board of Directors for UXPA International  just hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy as best you can. As an organization, UXPA International has always been known for its annual conference. It’s a fantastic event with amazing content, courses, and networking opportunities. We pride ourselves in offering a great program and fun opportunities to connect with other UX Professionals. However, after much deliberation and tough discussions, the UXPA International Board of Directors has made the difficult decision that our Annual 2020 conference be postponed until August 2021 (same location, same hotel in Baltimore). We will share more details at a later …

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Upcoming UXPA Chapter events

As the world adjusts to working from home, UXPA Chapters have been moving events online. You can now join a book club in Austin, chat interfaces of tomorrow in Austria and join an inclusive design round table in Cleveland. All from the comfort of your own home. As well as Chapter events UXPA International have a collection of upcoming webinars for you to enjoy too! LGBTQIA+ Social Tuesday Talk – UXPA Los Angeles Weekly spot for the LGBTQIA+ UX community to spill the tea every Tuesday and discuss UX, current events and topical issues Every Tuesday 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

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