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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Meet Abby Goodrum

We sat down with Abby Goodrum, Director of Education at UXPA International to learn how she got started in UX, her advice for people starting out in the field and what song makes her get up and dance! How did you get started in the field of UX? After completing my Masters degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Texas, I went to work in the CNN library in Atlanta.  While there I became fascinated with the challenges of creating metadata to access video segments  – including specific images contained within videos. As a result of my experiences at CNN, I undertook doctoral studies in Information Science with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval.  For …

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#UXPA2021 Session Recordings Now Available!

Recordings of all the sessions from the recent 2021 UXPA International Conference in Baltimore are now available! The videos will be hosted on Vimeo indefinitely. Please contact office@uxpa.org for more information.

Lily Basile – Volunteer Spotlight

Sara Mastro, UXPA International President sits down with Lily Basile to discuss her volunteering with UXPA. How did you first learn about UXPA International? I learned about UXPA INTL through my job search! I’d found the website and had also met Ginny Hong, through a General Assembly portfolio review (UX bootcamp), and she let me know about the volunteer opportunities to get involved and help out! What are your activities as a UXPA Intl Volunteer? As the volunteer Visual Designer, I design the social graphics for the UXPA’s Facebook and Twitter. These graphics consist of webinar promos, job bank promos, mentorship cohort sign up flyers and more! What motivated you to become a volunteer with us? As a new grad of …

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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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