What we're about

The Vancouver User Experience Group is a diverse community of practitioners and students who are passionate about building better experiences and honing our skills. We meet regularly to share innovative research, diverse perspectives and inspiring real-world examples. We are also the proud hosts of the Vancouver User Experience Awards (http://www.vancouveruxawards.com/).

Organizing team

This group also meets 2 times per year to plan and execute the monthly event series. This team is responsible for planning the monthly event calendar, balancing the types of events held (presentations, workshops, panels, lightning talks, tours, etc), venues and logistics. Each event requires publication on Meetup, ticket management, on-site logistics and speaker coordination.

Finances

The financial mandate of VanUE is to run revenue neutral events with the help and generosity of sponsors and volunteers. OXD manages the VanUE account for funds collected at the door for events. We have kept access affordable (typical monthly sessions cost $5-$10). Funds from these events are used to invest back in future events or speakers, or occasionally used to cover a portion of a social activity after the event. From time to time, when we bring in an out of town speaker or have a special event, tickets can be up to $20, but only to cover expenses of venue, catering and our speaker.

Sponsors

Founding sponsors include:

Habanero Consulting Group

OXD

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to provide a venue or help with travel or costs for an out-of-town speaker, please contact one of the organizers via Meetup or at info@vanue.com.

Communications

Via Meetup, the organizers share announcements of official VanUE events (and sell related tickets), UX related job postings and occasional cross-posting of related, local UX events and activities. There are usually 4-6 announcements per month.

Meetup members have access to a moderated VanUE community message board and can post messages directly to vanue-list@meetup.com. Messages must be posted using the email account associated Meetup.

Speaker/event suggestions

Suggestions for UX related topics are always welcome by contacting us at info@vanue.com or by contacting the organizers on Meetup.

Volunteer opportunities

If you are a local UX practitioner or student and would like to help out with VanUE events, please contact info@vanue.com .

Upcoming events (1)

[ONLINE] UX Maturity: How to grow a UX practice at any organization

UX Maturity: How to grow a UX practice at any organization, from small businesses to international corporations. User experience has become a more sought-after practice in the business world over the last years, which has created a shift about the needed activities for flourishing UX: from an emphasis on evangelizing to strategically integrating UX in organizations. As a model outlining the evolution of UX capabilities in organizations, UX Maturity serves as an excellent framework to assess the state of UX at a company. Knowing where you are and where you want to go can give you the map for your journey, and as you traverse across the territory, you’ll need tools to overcome obstacles. During this presentation, Veronica will cover the top three challenges to increase the UX maturity at any organization: • Framing, how to set the stage for tackling UX Maturity • Scaling, how to increase the UX throughput • Culture, how to foster user-centred design at a company level There will be time to ask questions and engage with the speakers and other participants. When: • 6pm to 7pm: Presentation plus Q&A • 7pm to 730pm: Networking (link to be shared at the end of the presentation) There is no fee for this event. ============= About Veronica Zammitto: Veronica Zammitto is a thought leader in UX strategy, organizational UX maturity, and UX Research. Veronica runs her own consultancy focusing on helping companies to improve user experience strategies, scale UX efforts, enhance cross-functional collaborations, and elevate product quality. Veronica is a former Director of UX Research at Electronic Arts, where she transformed how player experience is part of the development fabric by establishing novel methodologies, defining UXR processes, and scaling an international team. Veronica has been part of delivering successful products in video games (console, PC, and mobile), social media, and digital assistant tools. ============= Event photo by Ian Schneider (https://unsplash.com/@goian) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/).

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