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] How Design Makes The World

Online event

CA$5.00

Do you wish more people understood good design and valued good designers and researchers? There’s a fresh new way to make this happen and author Scott Berkun is going to share it with you. Based on his new book How Design Makes The World , he’ll tell new inspiring stories that illustrate how design impacts our lives and the many factors that contribute to why good design is so hard to achieve in practice. A fun, inspiring and practical talk that will renew your passion for what you do with a new framework for explaining the value of design to everyone. When: • 6:30pm to 7:30pm: Presentation and Q&A The event will be hosted over Zoom and a link will be added closer to the event. We're charging a fee for this event. Normally, we use this to pickup refreshments for our attendees or put towards food/drink at one of our minglers, but we've decided that the proceeds from the event will be donated to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help support research and urgent needs of front line health care workers. About Scott Berkun: Scott is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, leading projects, culture, business and many other subjects. He’s a former user research interaction designer and project manager who worked for many years at Microsoft and WordPress.com. He’s the author of eight books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, National Public Radio, CNN, NPR, MSNBC and other media. His popular blog is at scottberkun.com and he tweets at @berkun. Connect with Scott: • Website - http://www.scottberkun.com/ • Book Website - http://www.designmtw.com/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/berkun

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