K12 Education Initiative

By: Josephine Giaimo Hello, fellow UXPA members and members of the UX community! The New Jersey chapter of UXPA, in conjunction with UXPA International, is leading an effort to create a dozen ready-to-use lesson plans for middle school and high school teachers in the coming months. Here in NJ, computer science is required to be taught in grades K through 12, but our curriculum standards say almost nothing about UX. As a result, the few teachers who are teaching UX topics don’t have the proper resources to do it well and easily. We aim to change that narrative. UX is a career path that many don’t find out about until college or later, so this opportunity is to educate teachers …

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Call for Mentors and Mentees for the UXPA Austin Mentorship Program

By: UXPA Austin The UXPA Austin Chapter is launching their Fall ’22 UXPA Austin Mentorship Program and are accepting applications for mentors and mentees! This is a 12-week mentorship program beginning Monday, September 12th (09/12) through Thursday, December 8th (12/08), and this timeframe takes into account the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The mentorship program has many benefits for building your UX practice and expanding your professional network. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 22nd (08/22). Sign up for the Fall ’22 Mentorship Program: https://forms.gle/nw9XLPjT8qiY1E1h9 Learn more about the program: https://sites.google.com/view/austin-uxpa-mentorship/mentors Follow UXPA Austin on: Twitter – @AustinUxpa Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AustinUXPA/

The Next Chapter is Here for UXPA’s Journal!

By: Andrew Schall The Journal of Usability Studies (https://uxpajournal.org/) has a long history (our first issue was in the fall of 2005) of publishing high quality articles focused on research-based usability best practices. The time has (finally) come for the journal to join UXPA in reflecting the broader focus for the publication. Going forward, the publication will be renamed the Journal of User Experience (JUX).  We will continue to publish usability-focused research articles with a continued expansion into the diverse topics associated with user experience. Are you looking to publish research that you think would fit the broader scope of user experience? Consider publishing your article with JUX (https://uxpajournal.org/call-for-papers/). JUX is a peer-reviewed, international, online publication dedicated to promoting and enhancing …

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2022 UX Salary Survey

UXPA International in partnership with MeasuringU are excited to share the 2022 UX Salary Survey Results. Data collected from July, 2021 through March, 2022. 625 responses from 31 countries, with 72% of the responses coming from the US and 9% UK. The median salary across all jobs is $109K, 15% higher than the 2018 UXPA report ($95K). But factoring inflation using constant 2021 dollars the median salary is about the same as it was in 2011. The biggest factors that impact salaries are: Where you live, US Northern California has the highest median ($179k) versus $95k in the US Mountain Region. Job Level: Senior-level supervisors make almost 2x entry-level employees ($140K vs. $75K). UX Managers make on average $150k, User …

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5 Questions with UXPA 2022 Conference Volunteer – Rajesh Kalidindi

We sat down with our Pre-Conference Course chair, Rajesh Kalidindi to learn a little more about one of our favorite UXPA family members. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajeshdesign/ 1) How did you get started in UX? One day, during the Dot Com boom, I presented a design to a client, and their question about usability opened my eyes to user experience. Then, I started learning about usability by taking courses and observing users’ behavior. 2) What was your first volunteer role with UXPA International? Conference volunteer at the Austin 2007 UPA Conference. As a volunteer at the conference, I got a chance to meet with leaders and newbies. Here’s my picture as a volunteer from the 2007 conference with a colorful poncho. Isn’t it …

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And the 2022 UXPA Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To…

The Board of Directors of UXPA International is pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of the UXPA Lifetime Achievement Award The 2022 UXPA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient founded TechEd 55 years ago and it continues today under her leadership. She has remained a steadfast supporter of the UX community—and UXPA since its inception. Over her long career she’s mentored the experienced and given a start to those beginning their UX career journey. Congratulations to  Stephanie Rosenbaum Stephanie Rosenbaum is founder and CEO of TecEd, Inc., a pioneering UX consultancy whose clients include Google, Hyundai, Cisco Systems, Varian Medical Systems, NVIDIA, Ford Motor Company, the IEEE, several universities, and a wide variety of smaller firms. Several of the leaders of today’s UX community are TecEd alumni. …

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