Upcoming events

    • 26 Aug 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Centerline Digital, 509 W North St, Raleigh, NC

    This month's meetup will be co-hosted with STC Carolina. The Society for Technical Communication is a professional association that seeks to advance the arts and sciences of technical communication, promote awareness of the latest trends and technology in the field, and provide innovative services for the education and professional development of its members. Considering that the whole point of the web is to allow people to communicate information (much of it technical) with one another, it makes for a pretty significant overlap with the field of User Experience.

    So let's all meet and discuss how we write instructions for applications, how we interact with the various SMEs on our team, and how users learn to do all the complicated gymnastics we ask them to do every day.

    Chips, queso and salsa from Armadillo Grill will be in attendance. We'll have water available, but currently the event is BYOB (but this could change based on attendance). 

    RSVP on Meetup:

    • 28 Aug 2014
    • 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    • SAS Training Room, Building F, Room 101, 200 SAS Campus Drive, Cary, NC 27513
    • 12
    Jim Kalbach
    Principal UX Designer, Citrix

    The virtual seminar will begin promptly at 1:30 PM, preceded by 15 minutes for socializing and networking. Come early to meet your fellow Triangle UXPA members and talk shop!

    *You must be present at the host location to view this webinar.

    Establishing a realistic strategy is a creative endeavor based on analysis and results in a practical plan.

    Of course, it also can be a frustrating, ambiguous process fueled by pipe dreams and personal opinions. (For too many teams, this is a daily reality.) 

    So what characteristics lead to concrete elements that will actually work for your team? 

    Find out from Jim Kalbach, principal UX designer at Citrix. He knows how to remove fuzziness from design discussions and inspire consistent action from diverse personalities.

    Defining what strategy is and isn't

    • How to develop guiding principles that overcome the challenges you’re facing
    • What inspires consistency in behavior, and how strategy relates to analysis and planning

    Developing a repeatable framework for decision-making

    • The common elements of successful strategies
    • Techniques to tie high-level business goals to detailed-level team implementation

    Using the UX Strategy Blueprint

    • How UX tools like experience maps help us define a realistic strategy
    • What the UX Strategy Blueprint is, and how it aligns your team around action

    Pitching your UX strategy to others

    • The workshops, documents, and diagrams that help you communicate about your strategy
    • Case studies in “designing communication” to champion your strategy internally

    Attend this seminar if you want to:

    • Define a coherent UX design strategy for your team
    • Diagnose problems in your existing UX design strategy
    • Get a concrete set of decision-making criteria to align your team
    • Ensure UX work effectively supports business objectives

    If your strategy discussions feel more like political battles than progressive team-building, sign up for this seminar right now.

    Why Jim?

    Jim Kalbach (@jimkalbach) is into UX, music, and beer. Not necessarily in that order.

    Jim’s one of those UX designers who’s an active practitioner *and* an exceptional instructor. He’s a principal UX designer at Citrix, and his background spans design roles at USEEDS in Berlin, LexisNexis, and Razorfish. He co-founded the European Information Architecture conferences and IA Konferenz.

    He authored Designing Web Navigation and was an assistant editor with Boxes and Arrows, which many of us UX designers have bookmarked.


    SAS Training Room 
    Building F, Room 101
    200 SAS Campus Drive 
    Cary, NC 27513 
    See map: Google Maps

    • 16 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Centerline Digital, 509 W North St, Raleigh, NC
    • 32
    Cory LebsonCory Lebson
    Principal User Experience Consultant, Lebsontech LLC
    President, UXPA International

    This is an incredible time to be in UX–whether in design, research or development–there are many great jobs available. Getting a new job, starting a freelancer career or advancing at your current job might seem like it is a matter of good skills, experience and solid knowledge of the field. But that only gets you part of the way there.

    In this workshop, Cory Lebson discusses all the ways that you need to get out in the larger UX world, beyond your job, perhaps beyond your comfort zone to increase your future career potential. The first 45 minutes will be spent discussing what you should be doing and after a break, the next 35 minutes will start you off getting out there and networking, with a structured speed networking event.

    There will also be plenty of time for informal networking as well as dinner and drinks sponsored by Triangle UXPA.

    • Networking & Light Dinner (6–6:30pm)
    • Talk (6:30–7:15pm)
      • Assessing your goals: Where do you want to go professionally?
      • Critical importance of networking: virtual vs. in-person
      • Prepare your elevator pitch (exercise)
      • UX Adventure: Unpaid activities are as valuable as paid activities
      • The value of UX orgs
      • Should you go off on your own?
      • Success is tangible
    • Break (7:15pm–7:25pm)
    • Structured UX Speed Networking Event (7:25–8:00pm)
    • More informal networking and drinks (8:00pm–9:00pm)

    About the Instructor

    Cory Lebson has functioned as a UX consultant since 1994. He established Lebsontech LLC in 1997, and in 2008, he transformed this side-business into a full-time occupation. Since then, with a staff of three, his core client base has included Federal government, commercial, non-profit, and educational organizations.  Lebsontech is focused primarily on user research and associated training.

    Cory also greatly enjoys teaching topics related to user experience and technology and conducts monthly seminars.  He has been featured on the radio, has published several recent articles on user experience, and is a frequent speaker.

    Cory has an MBA as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a former president of the Washington DC chapter of UXPA and is the President of UXPA International.


    Centerline Digital
    509 W North St
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TEKSystems, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27607
    • 17
    Cindy McCracken
    Join the Triangle UXPA on Thursday, September 18th for a talk by Cindy McCracken at TEKSystems in Raleigh. Registration is free for this event. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

    About the Talk

    If you would like to test your mobile designs, but the thought of it is overwhelming, you may just need to take another look at the possibilities. In this interactive session, we'll cover do-able and affordable techniques for the following:

    • Qualitative usability testing directly on an iPhone or iPad  with live recordings of the sessions, including users' faces and voices. Do this yourself, or have a service do it.
    • Quantitative testing of users on any mobile devices, using an online survey tool.
    • Mobile testing in a lab undefined sharing both the mobile screen and participants'
     faces with remote observers.

    About the Speaker

    Cindy McCracken has been a senior user experience researcher at Fidelity Investments since September 2012. Before that she conducted qualitative and quantitative UX research at BB&T and iContact. She collaborated on the "Mobile Usability Testing: No More Excuses" presentation at UXPA Boston in 2013, and co-presented “Making Usability Testing Agile” at the Agile 2010 conference.


    TEKSystems Raleigh Office 
    1201 Edwards Mill Road 
    Suite 201 
    Raleigh, NC 27607

Past events

15 Jul 2014 [UIE Webinar] Lean Roadmapping: Where Product Management and UX Meet with Bruce McCarthy
05 Jun 2014 [UIE Webinar] Responsive Workflows: Because There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Process with Ben Callahan
02 Jun 2014 [Beverage User Interface] Networking and Social Event
13 May 2014 [UIE Webinar] Lean UX: Forming & Testing Hypotheses with Josh Seiden
01 May 2014 [Free Event] Never Trust A Skinny Chef with Amanda Stockwell and Heather Young
29 Apr 2014 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "Just Enough Research"
28 Apr 2014 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "Just Enough Research"
17 Apr 2014 nexUX: The Triangle's Emerging Center for What's Next in User Experience (Free Event)
17 Apr 2014 [UIE Webinar] Designing Infographics and Data Visualizations with Noah Iliinsky
02 Apr 2014 [Beverage User Interface] Networking and Social Event
13 Mar 2014 [UIE Webinar] Designing Touch-Friendly Interfaces with Josh Clark
26 Feb 2014 [Workshop] Using Personas and Storytelling Effectively with Whitney Quesenbery
25 Feb 2014 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences"
24 Feb 2014 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences"
11 Feb 2014 [UIE Webinar] Designing Across Devices with Progressive Enhancement with Aaron Gustafson
04 Feb 2014 UI is Communication (Free Event)
12 Dec 2013 [UIE Webinar] Design Workflow with Stephen Hay
11 Dec 2013 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "The User Experience Team of One"
09 Dec 2013 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "The User Experience Team of One"
03 Dec 2013 Merry Mingle 2013
14 Nov 2013 World Usability Day 2013, Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems
30 Oct 2013 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "Microinteractions: Designing with Details"
29 Oct 2013 [Workshop] Introduction to Responsive Design with Jonathan Smiley of Zurb
21 Oct 2013 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "Microinteractions: Designing with Details"
08 Oct 2013 Augmented Reality Discussion with Mona Singh
29 Aug 2013 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "Designing with the Mind in Mind"
11 Jul 2013 [UIE Webinar] Research and Design for the UX Team of One
26 Jun 2013 [Workshop] Information Architecture: Creation and Evaluation with Cory Lebson
25 Jun 2013 UX Social with Cory Lebson
25 Jun 2013 Solving Design Problems with Collaborative Methods
20 Jun 2013 [UIE Webinar] Design Studio with Adam Connor
12 Jun 2013 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "Lean UX"
10 Jun 2013 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "Lean UX"
21 May 2013 UX in the Agile Enterprise: A Panel Discussion
14 May 2013 [UIE Webinar] Designing for Micro-moments
23 Apr 2013 [UIE Webinar] Storyboarding: Communicating Your Ideas with Comics & Drawings
04 Apr 2013 Panel: Is School Preparing Me for a UX Career? (Free Event)
20 Mar 2013 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "Understanding Comics"
18 Mar 2013 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "Understanding Comics"
07 Mar 2013 [UIE Webinar] Voice and Tone: Creating Content for Humans with Kate Kiefer Lee
19 Feb 2013 [UIE Webinar] Organizing Mobile Web Experiences with Luke Wroblewski
13 Feb 2013 IBM Mobile User Experience
17 Jan 2013 [UIE Webinar] Sketching for Understanding with Nathan Curtis
29 Nov 2012 [UIE Webinar] Solutions for a World of Countless Devices with Peter-Paul Koch
26 Nov 2012 [Invited Speaker] Beyond Mobile: Where No Geek Has Gone Before with Josh Clark
15 Nov 2012 [Workshop] Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business with Jeff Gothelf
08 Nov 2012 World Usability Day 2012: Usability of Financial Systems with Cliff Anderson (Ally Financial)
25 Oct 2012 [UIE Webinar] Mapping the User Experience with Chris Risdon
18 Oct 2012 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "Designing for Emotion"
17 Oct 2012 [Workshop] Silver Bullets for Getting Buy-in for UX Research with Tomer Sharon (Google)
11 Oct 2012 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "Designing for Emotion"
13 Sep 2012 Designing an Optimal Tablet User Experience (Panel Discussion)
04 Sep 2012 [UIE Webinar] Content Strategy for Mobile with Karen McGrane
14 Aug 2012 [UIE Webinar] Start Full Screen: Organize, Communicate, & Annotate HTML Prototypes with Nathan Curtis
26 Jul 2012 [Guest Lecturer] Affordances and their Importance to UX Practitioners (Co-Sponsored with Bloomberg)
18 Jul 2012 [Workshop] UX Tune-Up with Carol Barnum
10 Jul 2012 [UIE Webinar] Championing Contextual Research in Your Organization with Steve Portigal
28 Jun 2012 [UX Book Club] Raleigh Book Discussion of "Mobile First"
21 Jun 2012 [UX Book Club] Durham Book Discussion of "Mobile First"
20 Jun 2012 [Community Event] UX Design and Research Process
12 Jun 2012 [UIE Webinar] Discussing Design - The Art of Critique with Adam Connor
17 May 2012 [UIE Webinar] The Design Choices You Make for Information: How to Create Great Data Visualizations with Brian Suda
26 Apr 2012 [Community Event] UX Prototyping Tools
10 Apr 2012 [UIE Webinar] Telling the Right Story with Data Visualizations with Noah Iliinsky
10 Apr 2012 [UX Book Club] Kickoff & Pre-Webinar Social
27 Mar 2012 [UIE Webinar] The Mobile Frontier With Rachel Hinman
12 Jan 2012 [UIE Webinar] Buttons Are A Hack: The New Rules Of Designing For Touch
07 Dec 2011 [UIE Webinar] Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business
17 Nov 2011 [UIE Webinar] Persuading Your Users through Visualization: The Quest for Emotional Engagement
10 Nov 2011 World Usability Day 2011: Education: Designing for Social Change
20 Oct 2011 [UIE Webinar] Gamestorming — Brainstorming Games for Team Creativity: Creating an Environment for Innovation with Dave Gray
05 Oct 2011 [Workshop] Tapworthy Mobile Design and User Experience Workshop With Josh Clark
04 Oct 2011 [Workshop] User eXperience 101
27 Sep 2011 [Community Event] Building HTML5/CSS3 Applications
07 Sep 2011 [Community Event] Myths and Misconceptions of Usability Testing
01 Sep 2011 [UIE Webinar] Story Mapping for UX Practitioners: Tying Agile & UX Together
11 Aug 2011 [UIE Webinar] 6 Lessons for Online Content Curation: Museum as Muse
09 Aug 2011 [Community Event] Posting Our Hearts Out: Understanding Online Self-Discourse for Better Designs
05 Jul 2011 [Community Event] Facebook Product Design
30 Jun 2011 [UIE Webinar] CSS3 with Dan Rubin
23 Jun 2011 [UIE Webinar] Plays Well With Others: Survival Skills for Design Teams with Dan Brown of EightShapes
16 Jun 2011 [Community Event] Prosthetic Mobile Computing
09 Jun 2011 [UIE Webinar] Ajax, A Deeper Dive with Derek Featherstone (CANCELED TODAY)
03 Jun 2011 [Partner Event] Triangle Startup Weekend
25 May 2011 [Community Event] Effective Data Visualization Panel
19 May 2011 [UIE Webinar] Designing with Scenarios, Putting Personas to Work with Kim Goodwin
28 Apr 2011 [UIE Webinar] Search as a Multichannel Experience with Pete Bell of Endeca
26 Apr 2011 [Community Event] Designing Narrative-Centered Learning Environments
21 Apr 2011 [UIE Webinar] From PDFs to HTML Prototypes with Nathan Curtis, EightShapes
07 Apr 2011 [UIE Webinar] User Research Analysis Events with Steve Portigal
17 Mar 2011 [UIE Webinar] Mobile Design: Designing Tapworthy Mobile Apps
17 Mar 2011 [Workshop] MoreBetterLabs: Practical Usability Testing
08 Mar 2011 [Guest Lecturer] "We Live Here: Why Information Architecture Matters" with Andrew Hinton
24 Feb 2011 [UIE Webinar] Information Design with Noah Iliinsky
17 Feb 2011 [UIE Webinar] The Secrets of Great UX Documentation with Dan Brown
03 Feb 2011 [UIE Webinar] A Practical Approach to Better Project Kickoffs with Kevin Hoffman
14 Dec 2010 [Social Event] UX-mas Party
09 Dec 2010 [UIE Webinar] A Deeper Dive on the UX-Team-of-One Theory with Leah Buley
18 Nov 2010 [UIE Webinar] Visual Design for Web Applications with David Rivers
11 Nov 2010 World Usability Day 2010
04 Nov 2010 [UIE Webinar] Seductive Interaction Design With Stephen Anderson
01 Nov 2010 [Social Event] Beverage User Interface: Post-Workshop
01 Nov 2010 [Workshop] Good Design Faster: An all-day workshop with Leah Buley
14 Oct 2010 [UIE Webinar] AJAX Essentials with Derek Featherstone
06 Oct 2010 [Community Event] A Strategic Approach to Metrics for User Experience Designers
30 Sep 2010 [UIE Webinar] Writing Vibrant, Compelling Web Copy
23 Sep 2010 [Community Event] A Day In The Life Of A UX Professional - Panel Discussion Co-Hosted By TRIUPA And UNC ASIS&T
16 Sep 2010 [UIE Webinar] Organization Schemes with Donna Spencer
26 Aug 2010 [UIE Webinar] Online Persuasion with Bryan & Jeffrey Eisenberg
05 Aug 2010 [UIE Webinar] Storytelling For UX With Whitney Quesenbery
20 Jul 2010 [Social Event] UX Trivia Night
15 Jul 2010 [Community Event] Healthcare Part 2: A Human Factors Approach to Patient Queuing in a Children’s Clinic
15 Jul 2010 [UIE Webinar] Remote Usability Testing with Nate Bolt
08 Jul 2010 [Partner Event] Introduction to UX - UNC Webmasters Meeting with Abe Crystal
23 Jun 2010 [UIE Webinar] Search Analytics, With Louis Rosenfeld
17 Jun 2010 [Community Event] Real World Content Strategy
15 Jun 2010 [Community Event] Ethnography: Because Customers Don’t Always DO What They SAY
03 Jun 2010 [UIE Webinar] Content Strategy, With Kristina Halvorson
21 May 2010 [Community Event] Designers Korner Durham #3
12 Nov 2009 World Usability Day 2009
09 Sep 2009 [Workshop] Modeling Concepts: New IA Techniques for a Web 2.0 World (Full-Day Workshop)
27 Aug 2009 [Community Event] Death To The Spec: Building A Testable Prototype Using Axure

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