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Happy new year! Yes, I know we are well into January, but I think I can still say it since I have not seen most of you in person yet (and if I say "Happy New Year" when I see you at the annual conference in June, please tell me to stop). 2016 was a very successful year for UXPA - thank you to all our members, volunteers and sponsors who made this happen. Thank you especially to the Board of...
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UXPA has partnered with The Creative Group, a division of Robert Half International, to provide career and professional development resources to our membership.
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The Board of Directors of the User Experience Professsionals Association is pleased to announce the 2016 recipient of the UXPA UX Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Susan Dray. Although all of the UX professionals nominated this year were amazing and have made fantastic contributions to our field, Dr. Dray was selected for her dedication, innovation and expertise.
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During the last 10 years, over 25,000 people have been a part of our initiative to share the important message that people matter, that technology should help people improve and enjoy their lives. 
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"The lifeblood of any discipline is its students," write Doug Gillan and Beryl Plimmer in their introduction to the special student issue of the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS).
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Hi! From 35,000 feet the sun is slipping below the horizon outside the airplane window, but my outlook couldn’t be sunnier. In just two days the UXPA 2015 conference begins and the Coronado Hotel will be filled to the rafters with attendees, presenters, volunteers, the roiling hubbub of conversations, and best of all friends and colleagues that have become family by meeting at this conference...
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The May, 2015, issue of the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) includes a provocative editorial and a paper on usability for complex systems and cooperative work.
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Motivation and UX - the topic is explored from many angles in the latest print and online issue of UXPA's User Experience magazine.
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User Experience magazine has been in print since 2002. In 2013, the editorial team did a fantastic job of putting it online.  This year, we decided to unlock the content so that the site is open to all. From 2015, we will move to an entirely digital format and the magazine will no longer appear in print.
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Just how do we select which 25% of our amazing submissions to include in the program for the annual conference? Deliberately and with great care. When so many submissions meet our strict quality standards, we must evaluate each one carefully to produce an exciting program that includes a broad mixture of relevant topics that are both current and meaningful to attendees. 
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