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State of UXPA Boston Survey

UXPA Boston is conducting our first ever State of UXPA Boston survey to get feedback and learn from the local UX community. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Feel free to share the survey link with...

UX Fair 2016

Welcome to the third annual UX Fair, an afternoon jam-packed with UX goodness. This event is targeted at students, career changers, and UX professionals who want to network with others. We’ll have thought leaders on hand to provide mentoring...

Boston Interactions Winter Party 2016

BostonCHI, UXPA Boston, Boston IxDA, and the other usability and interactions groups of Boston, invite you to join us for our annual winter party at The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA between Central Sq and Kendall Sq. Please join...

UX Fair 2015

Welcome to the second annual UX Fair, an afternoon jam-packed with UX goodness.This event is targeted at students, career changers, and UX professionals who want to network with others.We’ll have thought leaders on hand to provide mentoring and food...

July 2015 Monthly Meeting: Bentley University

Register on eventbrite for the next Monthly Meeting. Download a PARKING PERMIT and DRIVING DIRECTIONS prior to the event. As UX practitioners, we use many techniques to test the information architecture and navigation of websites at different stages in development. As use...

The Role of UX in International Education

Register here! The Role of UX in International Education EF’s Global UX Team shares what it’s like to design for a global company whose products include international education tours, language learning and cultural immersion for people around the world....

User Experience Conference 2015

Visit the Conference Website. Join us for the fourteenth annual UXPA Boston conference at the Sheraton Boston Hotel! Learn about and discuss critical topics in usability and user-centered design with practitioners, students, and experts in the field. This conference offers...

UX Expert-a-thon: Special Event

3rd Annual Event at LearnLaunch Help education startups at LearnLaunch refine their UI and UX strategy, and make connections in the Boston tech community during this fast-paced and fun event.   What’s LearnLaunch? LearnLaunch’s accelerator program is designed to help...

Boston Interactions Party

BostonCHI, UXPA Boston, and other user experience and interactions groups of Boston, invite you to join us for our annual winter party at The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA between Central Sq and Kendall Sq. Please join us on Wednesday, January...

Speaker Camp Boston

Get schooled at Speaker Camp with a UXPA Boston Scholarship Five lucky presenters-in-training will receive $25 off $50 at Speaker Camp Boston (coming October 11). Graduates of Speaker Camp will also receive priority consideration for 10 minute student/first-time speaker talks at the UXPA Boston Conference next May....

UX Fair

Welcome to the first annual UX Fair, an afternoon jam-packed with UX goodness. Please visit Eventbrite for full session description. This event is targeted at students, career changers, job seekers, recruiters,potential employers, and anyone who works or wants to work with UX professionals, including project...

UX Book Club: Mobile First

Grab the ebook or paperback for 15% off with code ‘UXPABoston’ below. Code expires on 7/13. http://www.abookapart.com/products/mobile-first —– The UX Book Club seeks to enhance the abilities and knowledge of user experience professionals from information architects and interaction designers...

UX Book Club Inaugural Meeting

Attend the inaugural book club meeting to get involved! —– The UX Book Club seeks to enhance the abilities and knowledge of user experience professionals from information architects and interaction designers to visual designers and usability specialists to augment...

Challenges with the Curated User Experience

Tom Marks and Jake Woodward Presenting: Challenges with the Curated User Expierence Synacor enables its customers to deliver personalized, curated, and relevant experiences to their consumers on all digital devices. “Curated” means we bring together the consumer’s media regardless...

2015 Board Elections

Five board members are up for re-election this year!  Support the candidates and have your voice heard.  All members are eligible to vote.  To become a member, just join our mailing list. In-person voting will take place at the...

Data and Design BFFs or Frenemies?

Steve Mulder Presenting: Data and Design: BFFs or Frenemies? For some UX/design teams, anything that comes out of analytics, research, and testing is suspect – like a mugger that could rob us of creativity and innovation. There are traps to...

UX Expert-a-thon: Special Event

Event will take place at LearnLaunchX in the Back Bay Help 8 education startups at LearnLaunchX refine their UI and UX strategy, and make connections in the Boston tech community during this fast-paced and fun event. What’s LearnLaunchX? LearnLaunchX’s accelerator program...

Five Myths of Agile UX

Diana DeMarco Brown and Jen McGinn Presenting: Five Myths of Agile UX Are you working with an Agile development team? Or have you wondered how Agile + UX works at all? In this talk, we discuss 5 Agile UX...

The Role of the Reader in Web Typography

Words and characters once impressed in clay, written on papyrus, and printed with ink are now manifest in pixels of light.   —Laura Franz, Typographic Web Design, 2011   Typography has long been an invaluable tool for communicating ideas and information—...

Monthly Meeting at athenahealth

Event Details Because of the high demand for this event, attendees must sign up via eventbrite and provide proof of registration at the night of the event. Join us for the first ever UXPA monthly meeting at athenahealth for...

Open Board Meeting

Interested in what goes on behind the scenes?  Join the UXPA Boston Board members for their December meeting. We’ll be reviewing our plans for upcoming events, our financial status, and then opening the floor to questions from the membership....

Boston Interactions Party

BostonCHI, UXPA Boston, and other usability and interactions groups of Boston, invite you to join us for our annual winter party at The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA between Central Sq and Kendall Sq. Please join us on Wednesday, January...

Visual Design Principles (Weekend Workshop)

Eventbrite Registration please refer to Eventbrite for location and logistical information Overview Too often, applications either look great or are highly functional. The product team wants a great interface, but balancing aesthetics and functionality is a challenge, often leaving one...

Don’t Leave Sketching Behind

Join us for our September monthly meeting, hosted by The Big Studio! Michael Tuccinard, Robert Gauvin, and Michael Malone presenting: Don’t Leave Sketching Behind: Getting to Great Solutions Before Jumping into that Program The team at Big Studio will...

Lights! Camera! Interaction!

Join us for our July monthly meeting, hosted by MadPow! Adam Connor presenting: Lights! Camera! Interaction! Films succeed in evoking responses and engaging audiences only with a combination of well-written narrative and effective storytelling technique. It’s the filmmaker’s job...

UX Expert-a-thon: Special Event

Event will take place at LearnLaunchX in the Back Bay RSVP at Eventbrite Help 8 education startups at LearnLaunchX refine their UI and UX strategy, and make connections in the Boston tech community during this fast-paced and fun event. What’s LearnLaunchX?...

Visualization for the Masses

Visualization for the Masses Dr. Georges Grinstein Presenting ___________________________________________________________________________________ The June Monthly Meeting was a great success! Kronos and Dr. Georges Grinstein welcomed a great turnout in Chelmsford on June 27th. Below is a link to the Dr. Grinstein’s...

User Experience Conference 2013

Usability and User Experience 2013 Join us on Wednesday, May 29th for the twelfth annual UXPA conference at the Sheraton Boston Hotel! Learn about and discuss critical topics in usability and user-centered design with practitioners, students, and experts in the field....

Reporting Findings (Weekend Workshop)

Making Meaningful Research, Making Research Meaningful Eventbrite Registration please refer to Eventbrite for location and logistical information Overview The results of research can take on many forms, and it is our job to effectively communicate these outcomes to a...

Changing the UX Mindset

Transforming your UX team through Collaboration Jennifer Fabrizi and Sarah Bloomer at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA RSVP at http://uxpabos_collab.eventbrite.com Are you new to managing a team of user experience professionals? Are you trying to improve the acceptance and...

User Research on the Cheap

RSVP at http://bostonuxpadec12.eventbrite.com. User Research on the Cheap: conduct high-quality user research without breaking the bank! What do you do when you need user feedback, input, or evaluation, butcan’t afford a recruiter, a test lab, or special software? In thistalk,...

Sketching (Weekend Workshop)

Sketching: From Ideation to Concept Development with Sarah Bloomer Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4223203716/eorg Overview Design is not a straight path, and we often fall back into our comfort zone of designing what we know. Sketching is the designer’s tool for exploring...

World Usability Day at NERD Center

All Events listed here are happening at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA (http://microsoftcambridge.com/About/Directions/tabid/89/Default.aspx). Note that this is a daytime event – if you work in Cambridge, please stop by and see us! RSVP here: http://worldusabilitydayboston2012.eventbrite.com Schedule of Events...

Smorgasbord

As per usual, please RSVP at http://uxsmorgasbord.eventbrite.com UXPA Boston is pleased to invite you to our monthly meeting at Autodesk in Waltham for a Smörgåsbord of exciting short talks. Speakers Seven speakers have agreed to reprise their Ignite talks from...

MITRE Double Header

RSVP here: http://upamitre2012.eventbrite.com UPA Boston Invites you to an evening sponsored by MITRE. We will have 2 presentations. Special Note: Please RSVP, and bring an ID to the meeting due to the security requirements at MITRE. Non-citizens must provide country of citizenship...

Design Your Career (Weekend Workshop)

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3784483492/es2?rank=3 Overview A meaningful and fulfilling career can be yours! The UX profession has exploded on the scene and the demand for UX professionals has skyrocketed. Now is the time to follow your passion! Does one of these statements describe...

Movie Night — Exit Through the Gift Shop

Register at http://2012uxpamovie-eorg.eventbrite.com/ Join us for Movie Night UXPA Boston invites the Boston design and interaction community to a special summer screening of the movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop” on Wednesday, August 29 at the Regent Theatre, Arlington MA....

2012 Conference Sessions

Conference schedule  | Conference Booklet (PDF) | Conference/Session Feedback (PDF) #EpicFail! A/B Test Results vs. UX Best Practices Susan Rice/Kirk Doggett If you design a flow, you’re going to include a progress indicator, right? If you have a button, you’re going to specify where...

User Experience Conference

This year’s Usability and User Experience conference will take place on Monday, May 7th, 2012 at Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199. Attendee Information Registration Conference Schedule  | Conference Booklet (PDF)  | Conference/Session Feedback (PDF) Session Descriptions Location/Getting There Parking – $39/day...

Responsive Design and Prototyping

Responsive Design and Prototyping – an Agency Model Digitas is pleased to host the April 2012 UPA Boston meeting. We’ll be looking at some of the latest trends we’ve seen in Experience Design. We will discuss how we at...

Education Idea Markets (Cancelled)

UPA Boston is excited to invite you to an interactive session about the Education Initiative and its efforts to develop materials to help educate non-practitioners about usability. We hope to see you there! Eventbrite RSVP When: Thursday, April 5 6...

Mobile Mantras

UPA Boston’s last monthly meeting took place on February 1st at One-to-one Interactive in Charlestown, MA. Slides from the presentation are now available on Slideshare. A multidisciplinary panel from next generation digital marketing agency One to One discusses current...

Boston Interactions Party

The annual Boston Interactions Party, co-sponsored by UPA Boston, Boston CHI, and other local usability organizations will take place on Tuesday, January 24, at the Asgard in Central Square, Cambridge. Stay tuned for details.

Student Presentations and Mentoring Opportunity

Monday, December 12, 2011 Usability Testing Student Presentations UPA Boston December Meeting will feature short, interactive presentations from the “Usability and User Experience Research” class, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College. Students in class have worked...

Decision Architecture and UX

UPA Boston is pleased to invite you to a talk about Decision Architecture, hosted by Bank of America. Decision Architecture and UX Todd is browsing your website, contemplating the products and services you offer. Do you know how your...

Lightning Talks

UPA Boston is pleased to invite you to an evening of Ten-Minute Talks at Raytheon Billerica. Join the excitement as speakers try to beat the clock to present all of their material! We hope to see you there! The Talks –...

Successful Agile/UX (Weekend Workshop)

The world is abuzz with agile. Companies are adopting new ways of working that threaten the traditional role of user experience. Has your team started having daily stand-ups? Working from a backlog? Splitting work into sprints? Integrating successful UX...

Movie Night – Objectified

Join us for Movie Night UPA Boston invites the Boston design and interaction community to a special summer screening of the movie “Objectified” on Tues, August 30 at the Regent Theatre, Arlington MA. Basic Info (details below) •     Networking...

Accessibility Night

UPA Boston invites you to join us for a night of accessibility at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge. The night will feature three talks from experts in accessibility: Usability and Accessibility, do they make sense together? Members of...

Usability and User Experience 2011

Tenth Annual Usability and User Experience 2011 conference took place on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 the Cambridge Hyatt and attracted over 600 attendees. The conference had four simultaneous tracks, giving attendees a choice of over 30 presentations. Eventbrite Attendee List http://2011bostonupa.eventbrite.com/...

Idea Markets at Onward Search

UPA Boston invites you to its “February” monthly meeting on Thursday, March 3rd. Join us at Onward Search in Boston for a night of UX discussion, mingling, and fun.  We’ll be staging a mini ‘Idea Market’ like those offered at UPA International conferences. Four ‘idea...

Emergency Management/Command-and-Control

UPA Boston invites you to its January monthly meeting. Join us Tuesday, January 25th at The MITRE Center in Bedford, MA where Jill Drury and Todd Reily will present: New Technology Applications for Emergency Management Applying Gestural Interfaces to Command-and-Control **RSVP...

Boston Interactions Holiday Party

You are invited to our fourth annual cross group event, bringing members of all of the premier Boston-area Interaction organizations together for one big night of food and fun. Please join us on Tuesday evening, January 18th, in a private...

UX Trivia Smackdown, World Usability Day

Celebrate World Usability Day Boston 2010 Join us for UX Trivia Night – aka “The Smackdown” – and celebrate the 6th annual World Usability Day.  Sponsored by: Whether you’re a UX novice, expert practitioner, or anywhere inbetween, this is chance to have...

Ten Minute Talks

UPA Boston is pleased to invite you to its October meeting. Join us at The Boston Globe, Thursday, October 28th for an evening of Ten-Minute Talks. Six speakers will try to beat the clock to present all of their material....

Adventurous Usability Techniques

UPA Boston invites you to its September monthly meeting. Join us Tuesday, September 28th for Christine Perfetti’s talk: “Adventurous Usability Techniques: Novel Approaches for Gaining User Insights”. The event will take place at The Creative Group’s offices in downtown Boston. Details...

Movie Night: Temple Gradin

Join us for Movie Night UPA Boston invites the Boston design and interaction community to a special summer screening of the movie “Temple Grandin” on Tues, August 31 at the Regent Theatre, Arlington MA. Basic Info (details below) •     Networking at...

Summer Pot Luck Picnic

Greetings, UPA Boston and BostonCHI are pleased to invite you to the second annual Summer Pot Luck Picnic.  The picnic is on Tuesday evening, July 27th, from 6pm to dusk.  Please feel free to bring significant others, children, and pets, and of...

10 Minute Talks

Greetings, UPA Boston and Boston-IA are pleased to invite you to a joint July meeting. Join us at Staples, Wednesday July 21st, for an evening of Ten-Minute Talks. Six speakers will try to beat the clock to present all of their material....

Usability and User Experience 2010

Ninth Annual Usability and User Experience conference took place on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Bentley University. The conference had four simultaneous tracks, giving attendees a choice of over 30 presentations, relevant to thought-leaders, designers, developers, usability professionals, usability novices, and others....

An Evening of Short Talks at Mathworks

UPA Boston is pleased to invite you to its April monthly meeting. Join us at MathWorks, where their Usability team will present on a range of topics including (details below): 1. Migrating a Corporate Intranet to Microsoft SharePoint 2....

Agile UX, Yes We Can!

  Join us, Tuesday, March 30th , for an interactive discussion entitled: “Agile UX, Yes We Can!”. Alla Zollers will share her experiences with integrating UX into the agile process for the 1st hour. Then, we’ll open it up for larger group discussion and Q&A. Come...

UPA Boston’s State of the Union Address

You are invited to UPA Boston’s first state of the union address! *RSVP to reserve your spot* WHEN: Thursday, March 4th 6:00-7:30pm – networking & munchies (Smith’s 1st floor, “Open Area”) 7:30-9:00pm – presentation, Q&A, open discussion (Smith’s 2nd...