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UXPA Boston Committees
UXPA Boston is an all-volunteer organization comprised of the Board of Directors and a series of committees.
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Chair: Luis Valencia
Goal: To increase students’ exposure to UX, especially in underserved or minority areas
Most UX practitioners discover UX serendipitously in the course of their work life. As such, many people do not learn about UX until later in their career. Some people, especially in underserved or minority populations, may never learn about UX. The Diversity Committee will work to get more students exposed to UX at an earlier age, so they can take steps to aim for a UX career path. The committee will concentrate efforts in underserved or minority populations.
Chair: Mary Gribbons
Goal: To leverage the UXPA Boston membership to provide UX help to non-profit organizations
Smaller non-profit organizations may not have budgets to pay for UX help and the UXPA Boston membership has the expertise and drive to help them. The Non-Profit Committee will partner teams of UXPA Boston members with non-profit organizations to provide UX design help. These will be advisory committees, with no specific deliverables expected, just advice. If committee members want to provide deliverables such as research, designs, or development, the non- profit organization should understand that these are volunteers, not employees, which the committee and the chair will self-regulate. The committee may also find other ways to give back to the non-profit community via events or the like.
Chair: Fiona Tranquada & Dan Berlin
Goal: To distribute the many responsibilities and tasks needed to run the annual conference
The conference has grown to be a pretty large event and it would benefit the organization to distribute the knowledge about how to run the conference as well as get many people to help with the many tasks. The conference committee will be responsible for:
- Organizing the submission & reviewing process
- Finding, choosing, & planning with an appropriate venue
- Facilitating the design and printing of conference material
- Organizing day-of logistics
Chairs: Brian Durkin & Matt DiGirolamo
Goal: To ensure UXPA Boston members are kept up-to-date via all relevant channels
Marketing to an organization with over 4000 members can be a challenge. Instead of relying on just one person to manage our social media, website, mailing lists, and other channels, a committee may manage these more efficiently. The Marketing Committee will work together to
disperse the tasks associated with the different channels, with the chairperson coordinating efforts and messaging.
Mentorship & New Practitioners Committee
Chair: Bob Thomas
Goal: To provide guidance to new UX practitioners via mentorship and information distribution
As a professional organization, mentorship is a big part of our offering to members. We also often get requests for information about how to best break into the field. This committee will aim to pair mentors with mentees, as well as ensure UXPA Boston is disseminating information to help new UX practitioners.
World Usability Day Committee
Chairs: Mike Ryan, Chris Hass, Susie Robson
Goal: To coordinate & execute UXPA Boston’s annual participation in World Usability Day
Each year, UXPA Boston will host an event in celebration of World Usability Day. This committee will coordinate with the UXPA Boston board, WUD personnel, and the community to ensure our organization hosts a meaningful and informational event.
Chair: Jonathan Patrowicz
Goal: To organize UXPA Boston’s volunteers and volunteer activities
We have many people who want to get involved with UXPA Boston and we are more than happy to have their help. Organizing that many people, however, can be challenging. This committee will help to organize all UXPA Boston members who want to volunteer for a committee, the conference, UX Fair, monthly meetings, and other events.
Our call for volunteers for the UXPA Boston 2018 Conference has closed.