• Table 4 Eight: Do's and Don'ts of Multicultural UX/CX Research

    The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House

    Please RSVP here AND purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite link below (you are not registered if you RSVP here on Meetup alone) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dos-and-donts-of-multicultural-uxcx-research-tickets-62799217149 Another Table 4 Eight by UXPA is here! UXPA Seattle is excited to host a round table dinner discussion with two special guests from out of town: Ania Rodrigues, Founder and CEO, and Amber Fields, Senior Ethnographer and UX Researcher, both of Keylime Interactive, one of the leading UX research firms in the US. Topic: Do's and Don'ts of Multicultural UX/CX Research According to Nielsen, African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics represent approximately 40% of the U.S. population. And that number is growing—quickly. In fact, according to the U.S. Census, the U.S. will be a multicultural majority nation by 2044, meaning that African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics together will comprise 50% or more of the population. The evening's discussion will focus on the nuances of conducting multicultural UX/CX research, as it relates specifically to in-home ethnographies. We’ll discuss the considerations you must make in order to collect authentic data that is actionable. We’ll also go through what you should be mindful as you design and conduct research with multicultural participants. Come join us for a fun time with good food and great UX conversations! Please note that the price of the ticket does not cover food or drinks. We are looking forward to seeing you there! About Ania Rodriguez: Ania Rodriguez has served as a user experience advisor to Fortune 1000 companies around the world for two decades on the topics of UX/CX Strategy, UX Research, and Design. Her company, Key Lime Interactive, masterminds all things usability for web, mobile, tablet, and medical devices using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Known for her focus on actionable results and quality, under her leadership the Key Lime Interactive team has achieved double-digit growth over the past 10 years and has been emerged to become one of the leading user experience research firms in the United States. She manages strategic relationships with some of her company's key accounts including Google, GE Healthcare, and Kroger. She enjoys mentoring her team and helping them strengthen their user experience expertise. She frequently presents at conferences and online symposiums. Ania holds a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon and her M.S. from the University of Miami in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Human Factors. She also has professional affiliations with User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), American Marketing Association (AMA) and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) where she is the program chair for the Internet group. She is a mother of 3 children, Vanessa, Max, and Joshua. She is an inspiration to young women with dreams to pursue their own business while juggling family life. About Amber Fields: Amber is a Senior Ethnographer & UX Researcher conducting research for national and global products. She leads consumer, competitive and user experience research with an expertise in multicultural and millennial markets. Her qualitative analytical skills are driven to provide critical findings and actionable insights to optimize development, refinement and project outputs. Amber studied in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to enhance her ethnographic style in diverse industries and cultures. Her studies and interviews reached Brazilian network, Globo, to Rio’s railway transit company on the city’s expansion and sustainability approach in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. She is a candidate for a Masters of Business Administration and holds a B.A. in History with a concentration in American and African Diaspora studies from the University of Louisville.

  • Table 4 Eight with Bob Thomas

    Outlier

    Please purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite link below (you are not registered if you RSVP here on Meetup alone) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-with-bob-thomas-tickets-55437424830 We are excited to announce the first 2019 Table 4 Eight by UXPA is here! UXPA Seattle is excited to host a round table dinner with special guest, Bob Thomas, Director of User Research, Liberty Mutual Insurance. Title: Building a UX Brand It can be difficult building a user experience strategy and championing a UX-driven culture in any organization, especially if you alone have been tasked with leading the charge. To create a clear role for UX within a company, you need to establish an identity deriving from the purpose of user experience and what it can deliver. Our presenter, Bob will share successes (and failures) that he has enabled them to establish strong UX brands at Liberty Mutual Insurance: - Creating core principles - Evolving core processes - Standardizing hiring practices and job families - Running training sessions to demystify UX - Establishing a UX community - Developing a visible presence - Collaborating with teams outside your division - Demonstrating UX success to executives Come join us for a fun time with good food and great conversations about all things UX. The price of the ticket covers the entry and food (Not drinks). Please purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite link below (you are not registered if you RSVP here on Meetup alone) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-with-bob-thomas-tickets-55437424830 Here's a little more to hear about Bob: Bob Thomas is Director of User Research at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he has worked for the last 10 years building out a UX research team and expanding best practices around usability and user experience research. His background includes user experience research, usability testing, graphic design, and product management, and he has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He has presented at local, national, and international UXPA conferences. He is on the Board of Directors of UXPA Boston. He holds an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University, and an MBA in International Business from Suffolk University. We are looking forward to see you there! The price of the ticket covers the entry and food (Not drinks). Please purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite link below (you are not registered if you RSVP here on Meetup alone) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-with-bob-thomas-tickets-55437424830

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  • UX Community Holiday Party

    The Collective

    Happy Holidays! UXPA Seattle is excited to co-organize this year’s UX Community Holiday Party. The holiday party is hosted by Ladies that UX, PS SIGCHI, Women in UX, and the Seattle UXPA. This catered event will feature networking, raffle prizes, and fun activities. We are also partnering with Northwest Center on a giving campaign to help support local families during the holiday season. Please join us and your fellow Puget Sound UX’ers as we connect and celebrate. Pre-sale tickets are available now to our Meetup members, with general admission tickets available starting November 30th. UXPA members will also receive a $15 discount on tickets, using the code "UXPA" when registering for either pre-sale or general admission tickets. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-community-holiday-party-tickets-52922355189 Please note: RSVP on Meetup does not grant access to the event. The evening festivities will include: Fresh fruits, gourmet savory finger food, desserts and drinks Icebreaker games, UX themed activities Rock climbing wall available before bar open Raffle draws for fantastic prizes Networking opportunity with local business and recruiter Please use your discount code "UXPA" to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-community-holiday-party-tickets-52922355189 Please note: RSVP on Meetup does not grant access to the event. Agenda: 6 -7 pm Event pre-funk (Rock climbing, shoes provided) 7 – 7:15 pm Welcome message from organizers and sponsors 7:15 pm Bar opens 8:30 pm Raffles 9:30 pm Closing Please use your discount code "UXPA" to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-community-holiday-party-tickets-52922355189 Please note: RSVP on Meetup does not grant access to the event. Giving back to the community The holiday season is about celebrating the joy and abundance in our lives and finding ways to give back to the community. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Northwest Center for this year’s UX Community Holiday Party. Help local families in need this holiday season by purchasing the items on the Northwest Center gift registry. You can bring donation items to the holiday party or ship them directly to Northwest Center at 7272 W. Marginal Way S. Seattle, WA 98108.You can also make a cash donation at the event to support this important effort. Attendees that have taken part in this charitable effort will receive an extra raffle ticket for each contribution. Visit https://www.nwcenter.org/ to learn more about Northwest Center's mission and services. Please use your discount code "UXPA" to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-community-holiday-party-tickets-52922355189 Please note: RSVP on Meetup does not grant access to the event. See you there! Disclaimers: Be sure to bring your ID. Guests, 21 years and older will be given a bracelet upon check-in and ID will be reviewed for alcohol-serving purposes. Tickets are non-refundable The Collective requires a waiver for anyone who participates in rock climbing

  • UX in the Pacific Northwest

    Deloittle Digital

    As UX professionals in the Pacific Northwest, what is the unique mix of considerations we need to take into account for our work? On November 29, join UXPA and Deloitte Digital as we host an evening of short talks sharing our views on this subject, while enjoying guided tastings of local Washington wines. We will explore: Societal and ethical UX considerations. Is there really a “Seattle Freeze”, and what role does technology play in influencing it? As UX practitioners, how are we responsible in helping keep the Freeze alive and is there a way to minimize our influence? Technological considerations. As UX practitioners in a tech-savvy city, what do we need to do know about emerging technology such as machine learning? What can we do as UXers today to best prepare us for the future? Research considerations. What is it like conducting user research in our unique environment? What can we do to get the most out of our users? We'll share some tips on facilitating interviews with introverted or reluctant subjects Feedback considerations. What to do - and what not to do - to facilitate feedback sessions with product owners. How can you successfully work with product owners who are closed off, quiet or socially awkward? So sit back, relax, wine in hand and enjoy an informal evening with your UX colleagues. Please note, because we will be serving wine, this event will be for ages 21+. Please bring ID. Admission is free. Schedule: 5:30 - 5:45 Mingle 5:45 - 6:00 Wine 1 & introductions 6:00 - 6:20 Talk 1 + Q&A 6:20 - 6:35 Wine 2 & introduction 6:35 - 6:55 Talk 2 + Q&A 6:55 - 7:10 Wine 3 & introduction 7:10 - 7:30 Talk 3 + Q&A 7:30 - 7:50 Talk 4 + Q&A 7:50 - 8:05 Last wine/mingle

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  • Puget Sound World Usability Day Conference

    Swedish Cultural Center

    Please come join us at World Usability Day Conference! Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puget-sound-world-usability-day-conference-tickets-50247201733 to reserve your ticket! INTRODUCTION Most of us like to think that we are doing good in the world. But sometimes we end up doing evil without meaning to, falling into dark patterns that show up in the design of everything from products and technologies to entire systems. Whether it’s social media leading to isolation, gamification leading to addiction, or freedom of information leading to fake news, our good intentions can have unintended consequences. This year, World Usability Day is taking this on. Our expert speakers are doing cutting-edge work to redesign products, technologies, and systems for a better world. Join us on November 8, 2018 at Seattle’s Swedish Club to learn how the practices of user experience design can disrupt evil and enable good in the technology industry and beyond. Additional information can be found on our website pugetsoundwud.org Follow us on Twitter! @PugetSoundWUD Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puget-sound-world-usability-day-conference-tickets-50247201733 to reserve your ticket! CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Talks & Activities 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch (Provided) 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM: Keynote, Talks, & Panel Discussion 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Social & Networking Event Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puget-sound-world-usability-day-conference-tickets-50247201733 to reserve your ticket! FAQ The Swedish Club is located at 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 Limited free parking is available at the Swedish Club. An additional paid parking lot is located across the street from the venue. The venue is located in a primarily residential area of Westlake, and street parking is limited. We strongly encourage attendees to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. There are three bus lines that serve the area around the Swedish Club. Metro Route #62 stops directly in front of the Swedish Club, and provides service between King Street Station and Sand Point. Route #40 & Route #5 drop off within a 5 minute walk of the venue. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please reach out to [masked] with any questions or concerns you may have. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. You do not need to bring your printed ticket to the event. What's the refund policy? Due to the nature of the event and the costs associated with providing food and refreshments for attendees, all sales are considered final. Refunds are not permitted. Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puget-sound-world-usability-day-conference-tickets-50247201733 to reserve your ticket! Hope to see you there!

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  • Table for Twelve Dinner Discussion

    Piattis Seattle Italian Restaurant

    Table for Twelve Dinner Discussion - Designing Experiences for Enterprise Users Join us for a fun evening of knowledge, interaction and good food with Senior UX Designer at Dell EMC, Kams Thorum. Kams will share her knowledge of designing for enterprise and how it differs from designing for a more general audience. Please RSVP here and buy your ticket via the link below. You are not signed up until you have purchased a ticket on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-for-twelve-dinner-discussion-designing-experiences-for-enterprise-users-tickets-51447724529 Please note that the ticket price does not include the cost of food or drinks. In Kams' own words: Consumer users and enterprise users are two very different animals, with different needs and different expectations. Not all of the rules of consumer grade design apply when you’re designing enterprise products. Patterns that delight consumer-grade users can frustrate and discourage professionals. Come learn some of the nuance of professional-grade design, based on real-world examples collected by the Isilon User Experience team over the past two years as they created a brand new, enterprise-class product for Dell EMC customers. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-for-twelve-dinner-discussion-designing-experiences-for-enterprise-users-tickets-51447724529

  • UXPA + Facebook Fireside Chat and Summer Mingle with Jan Chipchase

    Facebook at Dexter Station

    Facebook and UXPA Seattle are partnering to offer a Fireside Chat and Summer Mingle with the renowned design and research guru Jan Chipchase. ADMISSION Free for the Seattle UX reseach and design community but registration via Eventbrite is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uxpafacebook-fireside-chatsummer-mingle-with-jan-chipchase-tickets-48823354969 Number of free tickets is very limited. Please remember, RSVP'ing on Meetup is not enough. You need to sign up on Eventbrite as well. TIME Monday, August 27th,[masked]:30-8:30 PM LOCATION Facebook Seattle Dexter Station, 1101 Dexter Ave. North, Seattle WA 98109 PRESENTATION TOPIC Jan’s talk will be focused on ‘Side Projects', the projects that people devote their time to doing personal passion work. He will speak about his own individual side projects and explain how they lead to creating innovation, and the impacts for UX Research and Product Design. AGENDA 5:30-6:30PM - mingle, snacks and beverages (plus a special raffle surprise) 6:30-8:00PM - chat with Jan Chipchase 8:00-8:30PM - mingle, snacks and beverages PARKING FB will provide parking in garage located in the FB Building at 1101 Dexter Ave North. Street parking is available as well.

  • Table 4 Eight x3 at Snap! Mobile in Seattle

    Join us at Snap! Mobile for UXPA Seattle's Table 4 Eight featuring Kaitlin Powell, Todd Glazier, Aaron Benjamin, and Manuel Cespedes. Together they offer diverse perspectives and experience in business, technology, branding, UX design, and leadership with 32 years of combined experience. We will offer hands-on design workshop and fun activities for this special Table for Eight x3. Please get your ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-x3-at-snap-mobile-tickets-47454897877 The ticket includes food and drink :) Please notice it is a 21 and over event since drinks will be provided. Tables: During the event, we’ll rotate through 3 tables: Table 1: Discussion led by Kaitlin - Start-up design culture Table 2: Discussion led by Manny - Transitioning from tech into design. Table 3: Mystery activity with Aaron and Todd Agenda 6:00 - 6:45 PM | Drinks, food & networking on Rooftop (Drinks and Pizza) 6:45 - 7:00 PM | Intro/ Break into groups 7:00 - 7:30 PM | Table discussion Round 1 7:30 - 8:00 PM | Table discussion Round 2 8:00 - 8:30 PM | Table discussion Round 3 Please get your ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-x3-at-snap-mobile-tickets-47454897877 Please notice it is a 21 and over event since bear will be provided. Here is a little bit info you would like to know about our speakers: Aaron Benjamin Aaron is a product designer with 8 years of experience helping businesses big and small craft digital products that offer customers a delightful and memorable experience. Today at Snap Mobile, Aaron is part of the team that designs websites, bots, and mobile apps that help middle and high school students raise money to support the programs and clubs they’re a part of. Kaitlin Powell Kaitlin leads the research, user experience, and design for multiple externally and internally facing Snap! Mobile products. Including customer facing Raise, Shop and Advance. Snap! Mobile’s mission is to empower Coaches and Group Leaders to devote more time to mentoring their students and less on administrative tasks like fundraising. In a company of sport fans, Kaitlin is the self proclaimed “resident art nerd”. Missing the myriad sports references of her coworkers allows her more time to spend on managing rebranding projects, evangelizing user research, designing new product and setting up complicated systems to award her designers gold stars. Manuel Cespedes (Manny) Manny is a product designer who comes from a business management and front-end development background. He introduce design thinking into Snap! Mobile and has helped in the development of mobile and web projects. He likes to advocate for processes and systems that emphasize collaboration, iteration, and transparency. He believes design can be the glue between various departments. Todd Glazier Todd got has spent the past 13 years working in various capacities of design, beginning with graphic design, moving to a degree in industrial design at BYU and finally landing somewhere in between. A strong proponent of good story telling, his focus has always been on creating an emotional identity to the product development process. Sometimes that falls on the pixel arrangement, sometimes it’s the choice of material - whatever helps convey the right story to the end user. Todd enthusiastically serves as the design manager at Snap! Mobile focusing primarily on branding, apparel design, and design thinking strategy, with the occasional mural painting and environment design sprinkled in there. Leading the design team to create graphics and products that drive team spirit, improve performance and reflect the passion the of group leaders we serve every day. Everyone loves some good swag. Please get your ticket at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-x3-at-snap-mobile-tickets-47454897877 Please notice it is a 21 and over event since drinks will be provided.

  • Table 4 Eight Dinner with Vicki Haberman

    Needs a location

    Please purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite link below (you are not registered if you RSVP here on Meetup alone) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-with-vicki-haberman-tickets-46697667982 We are excited to announce that the first 2018 summer Table 4 Eight by UXPA is here! UXPA Seattle is excited to host a round table dinner with a special guest, Dr. Vicki Haberman. Vicki has over 15 years of experience in the UX field. She is going to have a casual talk with us to share her insights. Come join us for a fun time with good food, drinks and great conversations about all things UX. Agenda: 6:30 - 6:45 Introduction 6:45 - 7 PM The Talk 7 PM - 7: 30 Discussion 7:30 -7:45 Wrap-up Please register with Eventbrite to attend. The ticket is $15. The price of the ticket does not include food or drinks. Please purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite link below (you are not registered if you RSVP here on Meetup alone) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-with-vicki-haberman-tickets-46697667982 Here's a little more to hear about Vicki Haberman: Vicki leads the user experience research and design for Alaska Airlines guest-facing digital experiences - including website (www.alaskaair.com), mobile applications, self-service kiosks and airport displays. She’s building an in-house design team focused on creating experiences that guests love and establishing Alaska as the go-to airline on the West Coast. Once challenged to describe herself in 20 characters or less, Vicki found the right fit with "walks in many shoes.” Reminiscent of "wears many hats," it alludes to her career as a strategist, researcher, designer, prototyper, idea generator, creator, experimenter, teacher, mentor, coach, leader, innovator, collaborator, writer, speaker and storyteller. It suggests "walking a mile in someone else's shoes" or having empathy - at the heart of her approach to design. And, it accurately describes the contents of her closet and love of fun footwear. ​ Her expertise is supported by over 18 years of design agency, consulting and corporate experience where she worked across diverse market areas, including mobile device, medical device, consumer device, industrial equipment, financial service, e-commerce and software as a service. She holds a bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Georgia Tech. We are looking forward to see you there! Please purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite link below (you are not registered if you RSVP here on Meetup alone) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/table-4-eight-with-vicki-haberman-tickets-46697667982

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  • World Usability Day @ Amazon $40 to attend

    Amazon Day 1 Building

    World Usability Day is Thursday, 11/9 at Amazon Day 1 Building. Food, door prizes, guest speakers and a chance to network with the best designers and researchers in town!!! We will have a full day of speakers from 9am to 5pm, with keynote speaker Bill Buxton of Sketching User Experiences beginning our day and a Happy Hour at the end. Students ($20) and Industry professionals ($40) donation. Click this link to > Purchase your ticket here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puget-sound-world-usability-day-2017-tickets-38770555776)

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