What we're about

This group is designed to teach, mentor, and build the skills of UX professionals as well as and aspiring UX designers and related industries here in Austin.

Our events will vary from having portfolio reviews to whiteboarding challenges and expert speakers.

Stay in touch between meetups! Join our Slack Workspace (https://join.slack.com/t/uxinatx/shared_invite/enQtODkwMjc5MjY5NjY2LWEzN2ZlMTU2NGJmN2JhZDFmODE1NWVlZWUxZGVhN2RjOWMxNjczODJhZWQyZWM3OGQ1MTJlYWQ0MjVkODBlNWY).

Upcoming events (2)

UX in ATX & GA Present: Defense Against the Dark Patterns

We’ve all fallen victim to deceptive design at some point—whether it was that time we struggled to unsubscribe from a service we didn’t want anymore, or when accidentally clicking on that pop-up ad led us down a rabbit hole of frustration.
From the simply annoying to the outright egregious, dark patterns intentionally trick us into doing things we don’t really want to do.
But what makes these pesky patterns so effective in the first place? And how can we wield our influence as UXers to make the web—and, as a result, the world—a slightly better place?

Our speaker will shine some light on the ethics of dark patterns, how we as users can avoid and detect the pitfalls of this malpractice, and what we can do as designers to take a stand again dark patterns when pressured by our companies. Finally, we’ll look into how else those business objectives can be met through more acceptable patterns.

This talk is intended for participants with a basic understanding of the user experience disciplines who are keen to explore the frontiers of the user-centered design and the ethics of nudging designs.

-A definition of UX dark patterns.
-The ethics conundrum they create for the designer in charge of implementing them.
-The difficulties that standing for the user sometimes creates for the designer.
-How else can tricky business objectives be met through more acceptable patterns.

-This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
-You will need access to a laptop or computer with a strong internet connection.
-Event setup information will be emailed to all signed up prior to the event.

This virtual event is free to attend. To receive the Zoom link, please register here:

Breaking Down Silos between Product & UX

Online event


Product Managers and UX team members have to have a highly collaborative working relationship. Join this interactive panel of Product and UX leaders to hear advice and insights into how to work effectively with each other and build great products together.

This in a joint meetup with The product League. Join their community here: https://www.meetup.com/The-Product-League

Some topics we will cover:
- What are patterns and anti-patterns for strong Product and UX collaboration?
- How do you overcome the challenge of UX teams needing to work on a sprint schedule given their work does not often fit in a sprint?
-What are the tradeoffs between a dedicated UX team member per team vs. an agency model of shared UX resources for all product teams?
- What advice do you have for remote collaboration between UX and Product?
- What advice do you have for junior UX designers just getting acquainted with the relationship between product management and UX?

Tulsi Dharmajan - Head of Product at Wheel
Tulsi Patel - Product Manager at Solarwinds (Former UX manager)
Chris Risdon - UX at HEB
A 4th panelist TBA!

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