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  • 12 Aug 2014 5:06 PM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)

    The inaugural Hopscotch Design Fest schedule is now available. The 2-day festival features keynote sessions from architect Shohei Shigematsu, tech leader Harper Reed, organizational innovator Sarah Miller Caldicott, IBM designer Doug Powell, and artist/designer Elle Luna. The Triangle UXPA is proud to be a Design Partner of the event.

    Learn more and download the schedule.

  • 12 Aug 2014 11:43 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    Blend Conference is in Charlotte, NC on Sept 11-13th. Blend Conference is a generalist conference featuring 60+ speakers from around the world. In total there will be 48 sessions, 8 workshops, and 4 keynotes. The conference is divided up into 4 tracks that cover user experience, design, front-end and back-end development.

    The conference sports a diverse lineup of speakers. Notable keynotes this year will be:
    • Mike Monteiro of Mule Design, 
    • Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code, 
    • Scott Hanselman of Microsoft, 
    • and Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America. 
    The conference will also feature world class speakers Mark Boulton, Abby Covert, Greg Hoy, Allison House, Chris Coyier, Steve Klabnik, Sougwen Chung, Val Head and many more. View the diverse list of speakers on Lanyrd

    We’ve partnered with Blend Conference to provide you a 10% discount. Just use the discount code ‘ UXPA’ when you register.
  • 07 Jun 2014 11:40 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    Hopscotch Design Festival is a new 2-day "gathering to discover the people designing the future". The Triangle UXPA is proud to be a partner organization, contributing ideas and speaker recommendations. The initial lineup for the festival was announced on June 5th and tickets are now available for purchase on hopscotchdesignfest.com.
  • 28 Apr 2014 11:23 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    The 2014 All Things Open Conference has announced their call for speakers. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 30. 
    For Developers, Programmers and Designers:

    The conference will explore software development and UI design, surrounding topics such as languages, user experience, version control, responsive design, testing and deployment. The focus of this conference is how these topics and issues affect the enterprise.
    The conference is October 22-23, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
  • 21 Mar 2014 2:45 PM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    Jeff Gothelf (author of Lean UX) is leading a Lean UX workshop in Charlotte on Thursday, April 24, 2014. 

  • 13 Mar 2014 11:25 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    Every two years, our parent organization - UXPA International - does a salary survey. The survey is open to all UX professionals. You do not need to be a member of the UXPA or Triangle UXPA. 

    Take the Survey! (Anonymous; takes 10-15 minutes)

    Here's a little more info the UXPA:

    The User Experience Professionals Association periodically surveys the UXPA membership and others in the user experience field to learn more about who we are, where we work and what we do. Please give us 10 to 15 minutes of your time to help improve the user experience industry by adding your data to this anonymous and confidential survey.

    This survey is open to anyone who works in the UX field, so please ask your friends and colleagues to participate. The more data we get, the more accurate our overall analysis will be.

  • 04 Mar 2014 4:16 PM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    AIGA Raleigh has organized an Adobe Workshop on Responsive Design. The workshop is Saturday, March 22 from 9am-1pm at the McKimmon Center (NC State University). Visit the Eventbrite listing for more details and registration. Pricing ranges from $40-50.
  • 05 Feb 2014 12:54 PM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    World IA Day in Charlotte will be held at the new Wells Fargo Auditorium on Saturday, February 15. Registration is free. For more information, check out the event on worldiaday.org.

    If you are interested in giving a 30 minute session or 5-10 minute lightning talk, fill out this form.
  • 29 Jan 2014 11:02 AM | Jacob Geib-Rosch (Administrator)
    This course is organized by the local chapter of Girl Develop It (you do not need to be a girl to join or attend the course). You can learn more about the group at Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-RDU).

    This 3 part Intro to User Experience course runs on Wednesday evenings: February 26th, March 5th and March 12th. The class times go from 7:00pm to 9:00pm each evening.

    At its core, User Experience (UX) is defined as how someone feels about using a product, system, or service. Regardless of what we’re designing--a website, an Android app, or a toaster--we all strive to make our designs useful, easy to use, and enjoyable to use. But how exactly do we make something useful, easy to use, and enjoyable? How do we know if the target audience is having a good or bad experience? This class will arm you with the essential tips to find those answers.

    This class is for anyone who makes (or wants to learn how to make) websites, mobile apps, or other software. If you’re a developer, a designer, a project manager, a content creator, or something else, you can integrate UX research and design into your practice.

    By the end of this class, you’ll also learn tips and techniques to address the following:

    Fundamental concepts of user experience design
    How to find out who your users are
    Creating user personas
    Identifying usability problems and prioritizing solutions
    How to design and run usability tests
    Getting useful feedback from your users
    Information Architecture and interaction design
    Where UX fits with project management methodologies
    And more!
    This is a hands on course which will give you actionable tools to get started with user experience in your work day!

    Your Teacher: Sarah Kahn, Senior UX Designer at Deutsche Bank

    Register for the course and learn more at Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-RDU/events/160610012).
  • 16 Jan 2014 9:37 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    Everett McKay is offering his UX Design Essentials course in Durham on February 4 – 6, 2014. Mention that you are a Triangle UXPA member for a 33% discount! Check http://uxdesignessentials.com for more info.

    The Triangle UXPA is hosting a free talk with Everett on Tuesday, February 4. To attend, please register on the event page.
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