What we're about

Austin UXPA is a local chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) (http://uxpa.org/). We are a non-profit, volunteer-run 503(c) charity with the goal of providing educational and networking events for user experience designers, researchers, information architects and developers.

We generally meet the first Tuesday of the month in Austin, but the location varies.

2019 Officers and Board of Directors
President: Donna Habersaat
Vice-President: Cheenu Chari
Financial Officer: Danielle Mudle
Secretary: Ellen Lazaretti
Directors of Communication: Sebastian Maldonado, Ajia Leilani Wallace
Directors of Membership: Meg Nidever, Yoomi Cha
Directors of Events & Programs: Bart Renner, Kristin Sullivan, Jami Peets, Stephanie Schuhmacher
Directors of Sonsorship & Outreach: Harish Raghuraman, Ravindra Papineni
Directors of Mentorship & Career Development: Georgette Sullivan, Jared (JJ) Rogers
Directors of Educational Communities: Tim Sandfort, Rebecca Wood-Spagnoli

Advisory members include: Lawrence Najjar, Reyda Taylor, Kate Moon, Lori Lopez, Kailyn Lim, Larissa Bemis, Andrea Beaumont.

Have a question or want to speak at a meeting? Contact a board member by clicking on the Organizers (https://www.meetup.com/Austin-User-Experience-Professionals-Association/members/?op=leaders) area or email us at austinuxpa (at) gmail.com.

Join the conversation through our Slack channel (https://join.slack.com/t/uxpa-austin/shared_invite/zt-8jhqaj47-5r_kuxDXTqD~enfc46pn6g) where we post jobs, information about our events, and share UX resources.

Membership is completely free, but donations keep the Meetup site running and help us put on awesome events! We graciously accept donations through Paypal (https://www.paypal.me/austinuxpa), or contact Danielle Mundle, treasurer, through Meetup DM.

Austin UXPA Bylaws: http://tinyurl.com/yyzvp7vx Please reach out to Ellen Lazaretti for questions.

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Prepare For Change; Design Your Future

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UPDATE: This event has been moved to October 19th. See y'all then!

About the Event: As we emerge from the global pandemic and the "great resignation" of 2021, we are all asking ourselves the same questions: What’s really important to me? Is this what I really want to do? If not, am I ready to make a change? Where do I start? Chris Hammond has been mentoring, managing, and coaching others to navigate their careers for years. Join him as he shares his expertise on navigating your own introspection as well as how to design a future that’s best for YOU.

Speaker Bio: Chris believes that making is the fastest way to learn. He is a design principal at IBM, focused on the company’s supply chain products. He leads user experience visioning to inform product roadmaps 2-3 years in the future. Previously, he was a design principal on IBM’s Design Program Office where he mentored and coached leaders and organizations to be more human-centered in service of better outcomes. He led IBM’s point of view on design research and contributed to IBM’s Enterprise Design Thinking framework and activations. He also served in IBM Health Corps tackling infectious disease with the Taiwan Center for Disease Control. Before IBM, he led consulting and corporate design teams to deliver great experiences in healthcare, consumer goods, and electronics. He regularly presents and teaches on design and innovation. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Austin UXPA Book Club

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Hello, my Readers,

In November we will continue our exploration of User eXperience's history in "User Friendly" - bringing lessons learned from the past into the present, as we look to our future.

This time our journey will connect the October reading about Confusion and Error to user Trust and Metaphors.

I hope you will join us for:

User Friendly: How the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play"

by Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant

Our next UXPA Bookclub is set:

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm Central Time

Where: ZOOM

Part 1: Ease of use
4. Trust pgs[masked]. Metaphor pgs[masked]

For this discussion, it is really important to either listen to the chapters or do the reading as our discussion benefits greatly from that foundation.

If you are just joining us - order the book -and/or listen to it on Audible ( I am doing both)

And join us for our Zoom Bookclub in November.

As always, we have 30 slots and a waiting list, too.

If you are on the main list and, for whatever reason, can't attend - please make sure to change your attendance status so those on the waitlist can and migrate into the discussion group.

We will send the ZOOM link to those signed up to attend and those on the waitlist ...the Day of the meeting.

Inspired reading!

Your host - Julieanne

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Austin UXPA Book Club

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