Triangle User Experience Professionals Association (TriUXPA)

The Triangle UXPA was founded in 2005 and is the Triangle chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association. We are focused on building and supporting the local community of practitioners who focus on crafting great user experiences.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Caktus Group in Durham

    By understanding truly evil design, UXers should be better equipped at resisting the temptations, or so that's the theory....

    September's book is "Evil by Design:  Interaction Design to Lead Us into Temptation" by Chris Nodder, which should be very thought provoking. Please come join the discussion, and help us control all this potential evil!

    Register for this event on Meetup: Meetup for Durham's September Bookgroup 

    • 24 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Centerline in Raleigh

    By understanding truly evil design, UXers should be better equipped at resisting the temptations, or so that's the theory....

    September's book is "Evil by Design:  Interaction Design to Lead Us into Temptation" by Chris Nodder, which should be very thought provoking. Please come join the discussion, and help us control all this potential evil!

    Register for this event on Meetup: Meetup for Raleigh's September Bookgroup 

    • 01 Nov 2015
    • 1:00 AM
    • 30 Nov 2015
    • 11:00 PM
    • Caktus Group in Durham

    Hot off the UX presses is a new book about discussing design, which we'll discuss at November's meeting.  It's titled "Discussing Design:  Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique" by Adam Connor & Aaron Irizarry.   

    Note that the lead author, Adam, will be running a "Discussing Design..." workshop in this same general time frame in Raleigh.

    (note: EXACT DATE AND TIME ARE TBD)

    Register for this event on Meetup: Meetup for Durham's November Bookgroup 

    • 19 Nov 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Centerline in Raleigh

    Hot off the UX presses is a new book about discussing design, which we'll discuss at November's meeting.  It's titled "Discussing Design:  Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique" by Adam Connor & Aaron Irizarry.   

    As a special treat for us, the lead author, Adam, will be attending in-person at the book group discussing his recent book with us!  Also, for those that want more, he will be running a "Discussing Design..." workshop the next day in Raleigh.

    Register for this event on Meetup: Meetup for Raleigh's November Bookgroup 

    • 20 Nov 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • LexisNexis, Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Please Subscribe to be notified when registration opens.

    Adam ConnorAdam Connor

    VP of Organizational Design at Mad*Pow

    Co-author of
    Discussing Design: Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique (2015, O’Reilly Publishing)

    This workshop will examine how teams can improve the quality of design conversations and collaboration by focusing on the language, rules and strategies of critique.

    Collaboration requires us to share our work; to communicate our ideas with one another and collect other’s thoughts in order to know whether the designs and creations we’re producing are meeting the objectives of the project. But often we wrestle with collecting feedback. We get comments that are less then helpful because they seem irrelevant or unclear. Or we find that we’re getting feedback and reactions at inopportune times rather than points in the process where they would have been useful in informing design decisions.

    Our ability to critique speaks directly to the quality of the conversations we have with teammates, whether they be designers, developers, stakeholders, etc. Designers frequently complain about the quality and uselessness of the feedback they are given, but we rarely take a step back and examine how to collect useful feedback and make our discussions around our designs more productive. Participants in this workshop will explore critique and how it fits into the design process and both an activity and an aspect of any communication through presentation materials and a series of hands-on activities.


    In this workshop participants will learn:
    • What critique is and why asking for “feedback” is problematic. 
    • Why successful collaboration relies on the presence of critique. 
    • How to gather useful feedback from clients and teammates.
    • How to introduce team members to the idea of critique and get everyone using it. 
    • How and where critique fits within the design and creative processes and it can be incorporated into projects?

    Schedule
    • 8am-8:15am
      Networking and light breakfast
    • 8:15am-noon
      Workshop
    About Adam

    Adam Connor, most recognizable by his magnificent beard, is a designer, author and illustrator based in Western Massachusetts. As VP of Organizational Design at Mad*Pow, Adam helps create positive change by addressing the relationships that people have with one another to foster more collaborative, creative and customer-centric organizations.

    Adam and his team look closely at company culture and all of the ways that it gets expressed and reinforced. They explore how beliefs, behaviors and perceptions influence things like roles, structure, processes, and tools that organizations use every day. They then work collaboratively with teams to identify meaningful changes that teams can make to improve their capacity to work together creatively. 

    His work at Mad*Pow and extensive background in experience design, computer science, illustration, and film has taught him the value of delivering and receiving constructive feedback in the design process and the role it plays in effective collaboration. He has coached and trained teams across the world and from industry leading organizations such as Google, Disney, Fidelity, and Aetna. 

    In 2015 he and co-author Aaron Irizarry released Discussing Design: Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique with O’Reilly Publishing. His thoughts on collaboration and design can be found at adamconnor.com and discussingdesign.com

    Location

    LexisNexis
    Centennial Campus
    1801 Varsity Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    • 20 Jan 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Red Hat Annex, 190 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Abby CovertPlease Subscribe to be notified when registration opens.

    Abby Covert

    An independent information architect based in NYC Author, How to Make Sense of Any Mess (2014)

    No matter what your job or mission in life: if you are working with other people you are dealing with information architecture. Information Architecture is the way that we arrange the parts of something to make it understandable. Whether it is determining the labels for your products and services or creating navigational systems to help users move through a complex ecosystem of marketing channels, everybody architects information.

    The concepts one has to understand to practice information architecture thoughtfully are not hard to learn or based on expensive tools. In fact they are tools and concepts we at the Information Architecture Institute think everybody should know. This half day workshop is meant to introduce the concepts of IA and give you confidence in practicing IA yourself.


    Schedule
    • 8:30am-9:00am
      Networking and breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, orange juice)
    • 9:00am-10:30am
      Lecture
    • 10:30am-10:45am
      Break
    • 10:45am-11:45am
      Workshop activity
    • 11:45am-12:15pm
      Q&A

    Location

    Red Hat Annex
    190 E Davie St
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Past events

12 Aug 2015 [UIE Webinar]When Responsive Web Design Meets the Real World with Jason Grigsby
06 Aug 2015 The Emergence of Audio Design
30 Jul 2015 [UIE Webinar] Practical Empathy for Powerful Decision Making with Indi Young
23 Jul 2015 Lightning Talk: UX Process
16 Jul 2015 Raleigh Book Group - July
14 Jul 2015 Durham Book Group - July
04 Jun 2015 [Beverage User Interface] June BUI
04 Jun 2015 [UIE Webinar] Working With Atomic Design with Brad Frost
28 May 2015 How Designers Fail
21 May 2015 Raleigh Book Group - May
14 May 2015 [UIE Webinar] Explore the Possibilities of Ultra-Contextual Design with Abi Jones
01 May 2015 Story Mapping Product Experience
16 Apr 2015 Transitioning to a UX Career Panel Discussion
02 Apr 2015 [UIE Webinar] Improve UX With Animation with Rachel Nabors
26 Mar 2015 Raleigh Book Group - March
26 Mar 2015 Jeff Gothelf - Lean for Enterprise Teams
25 Mar 2015 [UIE Webinar] Designing Interaction between Devices with Josh Clark
19 Mar 2015 [Beverage User Interface] March BUI: Mentorship
16 Mar 2015 Delightful User Experiences with Intent
12 Mar 2015 [UIE Webinar] Better Accessibility through Your User Research
29 Jan 2015 [Beverage User Interface] 2015 BUI Kickoff
29 Jan 2015 [UIE Webinar] Cohesive Design Systems for Enterprise with Nathan Curtis
11 Dec 2014 [UIE Webinar] Designing Content for Product Experiences with Jonathon Colman
05 Dec 2014 [Workshop] Interface Writing with Nicole Fenton
02 Dec 2014 The 5th Annual Merry Mingle Holiday Party
13 Nov 2014 World Usability Day 2014 - Prototyping User Experience: Engagement is Never Static
16 Oct 2014 [UIE Webinar] Mapping Success with Objectives and Key Results with Christina Wodtke
24 Sep 2014 [UIE Webinar] Making UX Work with Agile Scrum Teams with Aviva Rosentstein
18 Sep 2014 [Free Event] Mobile Usability Testing: Easier Than You Think
16 Sep 2014 [Workshop] UX skills only get you so far: Get out there to advance your career!
28 Aug 2014 [UIE Webinar] Defining a UX Strategy with Jim Kalbach
26 Aug 2014 [Beverage User Interface] BUI with STC Carolina
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] Lowes.com 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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