Upcoming Webinars

UXPA International webinars are online events covering a range of UX and research topics delivered by some of the industry’s leading professionals. For the best experience, join our live webinars to interact with presenters and ask questions in real-time.

Starting in 2023, UXPA International is proud to present Webinar Wednesdays occurring the first Wednesday of every month!

Can’t make a live event? No worries, catch up any time by visiting our webinar library, there you can access all of our free, recorded webinars.

Workshop Facilitation Techniques for Researchers

Workshop facilitation is a key skill of user researchers. Not only does it allow us to engage colleagues in research, but it enables teams to take action on our insights. In this webinar, I will talk through key workshop facilitation techniques and approaches to get you confident and excited about your next user research workshop!

Key Takeaways

  • Really honing in on your workshop goals and outcomes, which leads to picking the right people and activities to ensure something comes out of a workshop (rather than having a workshop for the sake of having one!)
  • Concrete ideas on how to improve their facilitation through concepts like time boxing and activities that align with particular goals
  • How to handle more “difficult” workshop participants through ideas like a pink elephant, parking lots, convergent/divergent work

Date: April 5, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM CDT / 12:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

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Meet the Presenter

Nikki Anderson-Stanier: Founder @ User Research Academy
Nikki Anderson-Stanier (Photo)Nikki is a Lead User Researcher and the founder of User Research Academy. She has over 9 years of experience in user research at a variety of companies, ranging from a tiny start-up called ALICE to the large corporation Zalando, and also as a consultant. She has led a diverse range of end-to-end research projects across the world and now owns her own company, helping others get into and excel in the field of user research. She lives in Jersey (the original one), loves reading and writing psychological thrillers, and being outside in the garden with her cats, dog, and koi fish.

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Past Webinars

Finding the Right Altitude for Your Personas & Journey Maps

Unfortunately, most user personas and journey maps are dead shortly after arrival and are quickly forgotten amongst other organizational priorities. These artifacts are often not created at the right level to help your stakeholders understand and design for your target audiences. This talk will help you to form a new strategy to revitalize existing documents and be able to birth new, stronger, and healthier personas and journeys.

Date: March 1, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 hour

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Andrew Schall: Senior Director for Experience Design Research, Mayo Clinic
Andrew Schall (Photo)Andrew has over 15 years of experience as a UX leader, researcher, strategist, and designer working with companies such as The New York Times, Citibank, Harley Davidson, and Southwest Airlines. He is currently the Senior Director for Experience Design Research at Mayo Clinic. Andrew is an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where he teaches graduate students about Human-Computer Interaction. He is a board member for the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) serving as the Director of Publications. When he is not talking about, teaching, or writing about UX, Andrew enjoys taking short walks on the beach with his pug named Lucy.

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UXPA Virtual Speed Mentoring

Kickstart your career in 2023 with virtual speed mentoring! Whether you are new to UX and just starting out, transitioning from academia or another industry, or planning your move into management, mentoring can help you to better understand and plan your next move. UXPA has assembled experienced mentors who will be available to answer your questions and provide guidance – no matter what stage your career is at.

All mentors and participants of the UXPA Virtual Speed Mentoring Webinar will abide by the UXPA Code of Professional Conduct.

Date: February 1, 2023

Time: 5 PM PST / 7 PM CST / 8 PM EST

Duration: 1 hour

**Thank you for your interest! We are sorry, registration is now closed as we have reached full capacity. Stay tuned for future events!**

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Fabulous Forms: Overcoming Common Accessibility Pitfalls

Join AudioEye accessibility subject matter experts, Alisa Smith and Sarah Kinneer, as they deep dive on the subject of creating forms that check all the boxes: accessible, usable, and satisfying.

Date: October 11, 2022

Time: 1 PM PDT / 3 PM CDT / 4 PM EDT

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Alisa Smith and Sarah Kinneer 
Alisa Smith (Photo)Alisa Smith grew up in rural Connecticut around farms, with huge gardens, sheep, cows, and horses, and studied graphic design, print, and photography. Today, she brings more than 20 years of experience in technology and community engagement to make the web accessible to as many people as possible as the Accessibility Evangelist at AudioEye. Alisa lives near Atlanta with her family, where she loves to craft and garden.
Sarah Kinneer (Photo)From her formative years interning in Congress through the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and taking college courses in Disability Policy and Leadership, to her 14 years spent teaching children with disabilities, to her current work as a Solutions Engineer at AudioEye, Sarah Kinneer, has embraced her neurodivergence as she has worked to educate others and promote the full inclusion and acceptance of all people with disabilities in society. A Michigan native, she has spent the last 15 years in Georgia learning to accept that she may never say the word “cat” again without someone asking where she’s from and doing odd things like jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

K-12 Education for UX

Join three UX professionals as they share experience and insights from a project that is seeking to bring UX education to K-12 students. The need for reliable K-12 UX-related resources and materials appears to be great, as many pipeline-related UX challenges need to be addressed. We will provide a list of takeaways–selected books, websites, ready-to-use materials, and other resources that teachers can use to get started with teaching UX right away. We will outline current initiatives within UXPA to partner with others to create a series of UX-related lesson plans and units for middle schoolers. We’ll update you on the status of the creation of a repository of K-12 -facing resources. Related efforts to get user experience job titles into the US Dictionary of Occupational Titles and SIC and their Canadian counterparts have been initiated and will be discussed. Finally, a revised five-year plan, including additional research, development, and on-going collaboration options will be presented.

Date: September 30, 2022

Time: 2 PM PDT / 4 PM CDT / 5 PM EDT

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Lubina Bogoeva, Josephine Giaimo, and Keith Instone 
Lubina Bogoeva (Photo)Lubina Bogoeva is currently a Sr. UX Designer at Fiserv, the original fintech company. She has over 10 years experience in the field, working for Bank of American and Thermo Fisher, as well as non-profits and design studios. She recently took on a new challenge as an advisor for the UXD Masters Externship program at Rutgers University. Lubina lives in Central New Jersey where she enjoys yoga, VR gaming, and photographing the wildlife visiting her garden. She is a Co-organizer of the UXPA NJ chapter.
Josephine Giaimo (Photo)

Josephine Giaimo
is a leader with a vision for transforming the user experience conversation, step by step. She has led UX research efforts for Google, ADP, AT&T, Avaya, Medidata, and others in fintech, telecom, IT, energy, construction, and healthcare IT industries. She has several decades of experience working as a UX researcher, consultant, and “K through grey” instructor in a variety of consulting roles, always with a user-centered focus that increases productivity and supports business goals. She is currently working on a book focused on UX outcomes, metrics, and management control systems. A Jersey girl, she holds degrees in psychology and engineering earned at the Garden State’s most prestigious public universities. She says that “anyone can design a job that nobody can do,” and brings her sense of humor and her strategic insights to every conversation. she is a Co-organizer of the UXPA NJ chapter.

Keith Instone (Photo)Keith Instone is a Digital Experience Research Analyst for Stratascale, an SHI company. He has 25+ years experience as a user experience practitioner, academic researcher, and occasional instructor. He has also been involved in bridging the industry-academia gap in UX. He helped develop the Enterprise Architecture program at Michigan State University. After getting a master’s degree in computer science, his UX career journey has meant studying psychology, library science, visual literacy, graphic & industrial design, and more.

Demystifying the Front-End of Design Thinking

The first phase of the design thinking process is the most crucial, as this is when human insights are leveraged to define customer value. Yet, this so-called “empathize” phase is often unsuccessfully executed. During this session, Marty Gage and Spencer Murrell will address the crucial first step of the design thinking process and how to get it right. Using six key principles, Gage and Murrell will demonstrate how to connect users’ desired emotional states to an actionable articulation of an experience.

Date: September 21, 2022

Time: 9 AM PDT / 11 AM CDT / 12 PM EDT

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Marty Gage & Spencer Murrell

Marty Gage (Photo)

Spencer Murrell (Photo)

Marty Gage, a Human Factors Psychologist, and Spencer Murrell, an Industrial Designer, have worked side by side for the last 33 years in the front end of design. Their new book “User Experience Research: Discover What Customers Really Want” is the culmination of their years of experimentation and marketplace validation to develop a foolproof process for a more predictable pathway to design experiences.

UX Research Lextant Book (Photo)

How to Work With Cross-Functional Leaders That Just Don’t Get UX

Ling will speak about the common challenges we face as a UX practitioner at work.

Date: September 16, 2022

Time: 3 PM PDT / 5 PM CDT / 6 PM EDT

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Ling Lee: Sr. Principal Designer, Dell Technologies
Ling Lee (Photo)Ling Lee currently is a Sr. Principal Designer at Dell Technologies and her extensive Design experience spans over 30 years. Multimedia, graphic design, IA, research and leadership to name a few are part of her impressive portfolio. Ling finds joy in leading clients and project teams from ambiguity to clarity, attacking unsolved problems that lead to technological innovations. For more details, visit Ling’s LinkedIn profile.

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Designing a Voice User Interface (VUI)

Voice user interface is the new modality that is becoming very popular since the launch of voice assistants like Alexa, Google, and Siri. How does one get into this field and what things to keep in mind when designing for voice? In this talk, I will talk about all the dos and don’ts of VUIs.

Date: August 19, 2022

Time: 10 AM PDT / 12 PM CDT / 1 PM EDT

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Shyamala Prayaga: Senior Software Project Manager, Conversational AI – Deep Learning, NVIDIA
Shyamala Prayaga (Photo)Shyamala is a seasoned conversational AI expert. Having led initiatives across connected home, automotive, wearables – just to name a few, she’s put her work on research into usability, accessibility, speech recognition, multimodal voice user interfaces, and has even been published internationally across publications like Forbes. Outside of her research, she’s spent the last 18 years designing mobile, web, desktop, and smart TV interfaces and has most recently joined NVIDIA to own their roadmap for Speech AI tools.

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