Exciting New Features on the UXPA Website

Over the past few years UXPA staff and volunteers have been working to provide a web platform that is worthy of our membership.  We made a decision early on to produce not just a website, but a true end-to-end system for everything from content management, member management, and collaboration.  To that end, we selected the open-source Drupal CMS as the backbone of the system.  We then added in eCommerce, discussion threads, member management, and the like.  The result is a great solution for the future of UXPA, and allows us to be more agile as an organization.  

President’s Corner (Jan, 2014): Looking forward to an amazing year

UXPA has meant a lot to me and has been a professional home to me for the past ten years, first at a local chapter level, and shortly after, at the international level as well.  I am very much looking forward to leading UXPA this year, helping to grow an organization that in turn has so much ability to help other user experience professionals along their career journey. This will be a year of partnerships, of learning, of global community and of connections.

UX Magazine Call for Articles

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Get motivated… to write for User Experience magazine Do you have an idea for an article that can inspire and inform practitioners working in user experience? We welcome articles that give a new perspective on a UX topic, describe a method, sum up a best practice, share how you solved a problem on a project, or reflect on our field. The May 2014 issue of User Experience magazine will explore the UXPA conference theme of motivation.    What motivates people to use (or not use) sites, apps and other products? What motivates companies and teams to do their best work? How do you motivate others as a colleague, expert, or facilitator? And what motivates you? Proposals are due December 20, …

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Take a Fresh look at Collaboration in The November issue of User Experience Magazine

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Collaboration is essential to almost all modern design tasks.  It can provide a fresh perspective on a problem, inspire creativity, and improve communication between team members.  The November issue of User Experience magazine has articles that discuss some of the tools and techniques that are available to help UX designers or anybody sharpen their collaboration skills.

President’s Corner Blog #2: Announcing the new UXPA Membership Model

Hello again, UXPA Community!   This is the second President’s Corner blog post, and it is a special one.  Just in time for World Usability Day today, and the User Friendly 2013 conference in Shanghai next week, we are very proud to announce our new membership model.  This is the results of nearly 3 years of true UX research: we talked to members, did competitive assessment, looked at trends in professional organization membership, and collaborated with all of the stakeholders within UXPA to make this a reality.  What we are launching is a new tiered model of membership in UXPA, intended to provide our members a compelling, flexible set of benefits at various price levels.   We have split our …

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