What we're about

Hexagon is a community of women in UX who support each other through the different stages of our careers. We welcome current and aspiring designers, researchers, writers, content strategists and program managers across the user experience space. We believe that having strong networks of peers both online and offline helps us discover new skills, boost confidence, and foster growth. At its core, Hexagon is a community.

When we first launched in 2013, it began as a small local meet up in the Bay Area called XX+UX. We rebranded (http://hexagonux.com/rebrand) in 2017 and are now a community of over 3,000 women worldwide. Hexagon hosts community events and mentorship programs (http://hexagonux.com/mentorship) where every event is hosted by a different company and features something unique about their culture or industry. We’ve held international events in London, Sydney, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, Bangalore, and more. Check out our chapters (http://www.hexagonux.com/chapters).

Beyond our current programming (events & mentorship), we hope that Hexagon helps drive the conversation around diversity in tech. Implicit bias is perhaps the greatest inhibitor of women’s growth — it affects how we hire, how we interact with co-workers, and how we recognize and promote “talent”. We know that diversity drives creativity, but change needs to come from within companies themselves and how they think about their own success.

Join us on Slack (https://hexuxhouston.herokuapp.com), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hexux_houston/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/@hexux_houston) to keep up with your fellow UX ladies.

Upcoming events (2)

UX for XR: From One Designer to Another

Online event

Step under the umbrella of XR to learn from one immersive technology designer about designing for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies. Join us to hear from Aleatha Singleton, an Immersive Tech UX Designer, as she shares lessons and insights learned in her 22-year career designing solutions for kiosks, websites, mobile apps, desktop software, and extended reality for many well-known and not-so-well-known companies. What you'll learn: 1. Overview of the current XR space 2. Design skills and tools for transitioning into the space 3. High level best practices for XR design Read more about Aleatha's XR work at https://medium.com/pintsizedrobotninja/uxforxr/home.

Let's Talk About Money

Online event

Hiring Manager Evelina Deleanu gets real about how to navigate, negotiate, and maximize your next job’s compensation package, and what to ask for when a salary bump isn’t on the table. And, for those of you who are employed and ready for a pay rise, join us to find out how to ask for what you're worth and get it! What You'll Learn * Negotiation Tips to Maximize Your Next Compensation Package * Other Options When the Salary is Set * What You Need to Know Before You Ask for a Raise About the Speaker Evelina Deleanu, PhD, is the Head of Research for ChaiOne in Houston, where she defines and directs research strategy for all engagements (explorative and evaluative). She also directs, trains, and mentors a team of MA/PhD level researchers that engage in quantitative and qualitative research. Be sure to check back closer to the event for the Zoom link!

Past events (57)

Spooktacular Halloween Game Night

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