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

    • 18 Feb 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TEKsystems Raleigh
    • 5
    Ian Fenn

    Portfolio required: two words that fill UX designers with dread, regardless of their experience. We’re often experts at sharing our users stories, but find it difficult to share our own.

    Like them or not, UX portfolios are here to stay. They're a vital part of the recruitment process. The right one can get you the interview - and your dream job.

    • Discover how designing a UX portfolio can actually change your life

      • Learn how UX portfolios differ from other design portfolios
      • Understand why and how others will use your UX portfolio
    • Represent your experience and value 

      • Learn what hiring managers and recruiters expect from a UX portfolio
      • Discover how to prepare, curate and write your UX portfolio
    • Overcome common constraints in telling your story

      • Work within the terms of non-disclosure agreements
      • Make the most of a limited work history
    • Know what to look for when you conduct a portfolio review

      • Understand what UX portfolios can and can't tell you
      • Decide if you should call a portfolio's owner for interview

    A light dinner will be provided (Thanks to our host TEKsystems!) The webinar will start promptly at 6:00 PM, preceded by a half hour for socializing, networking, and food. 

    We are able to offer this webinar at no cost. Come at 5:30 to meet your fellow Triangle UXPAers and talk shop!

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


    Location

    TEKsystems

    1201 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 201

    Raleigh, NC 27607

    • 09 Mar 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Citrix, 120 S. West Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Along with exploreUX, we’re kicking off our “A Day in the Life” series with an evening of lightning talks! Everyone seems to be curious about UX and what practitioners actually do. You might wonder if this is something you’d like to do as the next step in your career. We’ll have presenters speak about their UX role, what’s it like, and how they got there. Lightning talks are 5-minute long, fast-paced talks, where each presenter gets only 20 slides, and the slides automatically advance every 15 seconds. The brevity of these talks make them focused and informative, so you’ll learn enough to get a taste of what the role is like. We’ll try to cover as many roles as possible in the evening, so you can get an overview of which “A Day in the Life” evenings you might be interested in attending. We’re currently looking for speakers (see below) and we’ll announce the roles and speakers for the event in a few weeks.


    "A Day in the Life” Series
    Starting in April, each month, we’ll feature a UX role and have a guest presenter do a deeper-dive talk about “A Day in the Life” in that role. They’ll cover information including how they got started, their day-to-day work, what they love and don’t like and more. After that, attendees will participate in an activity so they can “test drive” the role.

    Call for Speakers!
    We’re looking for speakers in all sorts of UX-related roles to present at this event and for the deeper-dive talk (You don’t have to commit to both). Are you someone that would like to give a lightning talk or deeper-dive talk about what you do at work? Do you know someone who’d be great at presenting in this series? These events are a lot of fun and a great way to participate in and get to know your local UX community. We’re looking for speakers to cover the following roles:

    • User Researcher
    • Interaction Designer
    • Content Strategist
    • Information Architect
    • Prototyper
    • Visual Designer
    • UX Designer / UX Generalist
    • Accessibility Analyst
    • Information Designer / Data Visualization Specialist
    • and more!

    To speak at the event, complete a submission form here.

    For complete details and to RSVP, visit the exploreUX - Raleigh edition Meetup event page.

    • 17 Mar 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Centerline in Raleigh

    Does the world seem to be getting over saturated with screen-based UIs?  Should we attempt GUI solutions, such as apps, for every tiny little problem that exists?  Do UIs sometimes throw users out of their real-world context?  Could sometimes the best UI be no UI?  

    If any of this resonates with or interests you, please come join us to discuss Golden Krishna's recent book, "The Best Interface is No Interface."

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

    • 25 Mar 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • LexisNexis, Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
    • 55

    Kevin Hoffman

    Information architect and design strategist based in Philadelphia. Author, Meeting Design (to be published this year, Rosenfeld Media)

    From project kick-offs to postmortems, great meetings are filled with empathy, trust, and cross-disciplinary collaboration that leads to better ideas–ones that encourage exploration and risk, but ultimately hone in on the smartest stuff. To make this happen, facilitation, visual dialogue, and real-time capture are all critical in order to bring harmony to the natural tangents that happen in our brains during meetings.

    Tactics like these help teams and clients better understand the problems they’re trying to solve and enable them to act. These skills are fundamental building blocks of a good design process, and as a result, bring design thinking into the traditional meeting.

    Workshop topics include:
    • Cognitive Processes at Work in Meetings 
    • Facilitation Basics 
    • Role Structures for Meetings 
    • Decision-making Patterns that Work 
    • Specific Meeting Exercises Around Design, Development & Ideation

    Schedule
    • 8am-8:30am
      Networking and light breakfast
    • 8:30am-12:15pm
      Workshop
    Location

    LexisNexis
    Centennial Campus
    1801 Varsity Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    • 01 Apr 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Hat Annex, 190 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    • 43
    Val Head
    Designer & Interface Animation Consultant
    Author, "A Pocket Guide to CSS Animations" (2013) & "Designing Interface Animations" (to be published this year, Rosenfeld Media)

    Great UI animation has both purpose and style. In this workshop you’ll learn how to design and prototype interface animations that do both, and do them well.

    You’ll learn how to identify where animation can improve the user experience and how to fit animation into your design process. Using hands-on projects we’ll prototype and design animations using CSS animation, then evaluate our designs as a group. By the end of the day you’ll be an animation and UX pro!

    This workshop is for product designers, web designers, and UX designers looking add animation to their work in meaningful ways.

    What you’ll learn in this workshop
    • The basics of animating with CSS and using it to prototype animation ideas
    • The brain benefits of animation
    • Design problems animation can solve
    • Storyboarding & prototyping interface animation
    • Traditional animation techniques worth stealing
    • Principles of interactive animation 
    What you'll need for the workshop
    No prior experience with web animation is required, but a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended. Familiarity with JavaScript may be helpful but also not required.

    A laptop with a text editor and a current version of Chrome or Firefox will be needed to participate in the workshop exercises. A (free) Codepen.io account will be necessary to follow along with the exercises’ starter code and demos.

    Schedule

    TBD

    This is a full-day workshop.

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.


    Location

    Red Hat Annex
    190 E Davie St
    Raleigh, NC 27601

    The closest parking decks are Blount Street Deck (the top parking symbol) and City Center Deck. Entrances are indicated with the arrows. Both decks cost $2/hour. On-street metered parking is $1/hour. For more parking info, see Downtown Raleigh Parking.


    • 14 Apr 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

    Our book for April is a recent one from Ellen Lupton called "Beautiful Users: Designing for People." It takes our book club to a major area of design we have not explored yet - Industrial Design. It's been one of my big goals for our book club to cover different areas of design (UX, Visual Design, Content, Info Architecture, Process, etc.), so it's time for us to now look at Industrial Design. 

    I, Mark Molander, am hosting this meetup at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions (TGCS). This will enable the TGCS industrial designers to more easily participate and share their perspectives on UX and design. Brad Johnson, design lead at TGCS, will join us and give us a short presentation to kick off the meeting. We'll try to do a short tour too if Security approves.  Jake will co-host with me on this special book club for us. Look for NC to resume hosting Durham's Club at the June meeting. 

    Register for this event on Meetup: Meetup for Durham's April Book Club

    • 19 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Centerline in Raleigh
    Want to know what your users are thinking? How do you craft useful products that users will care about? How do you conduct practical user research?

    If any of this resonates with or interests you, please come join us to discuss Tomer Sharon's book, "Validating Product Ideas Through Lean User Research."

    Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Validating-Product-Ideas-Through-Research/dp/1933820292/

    Rosenfield Link: http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/lean-user-research/

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

Past events

04 Feb 2016 Empathy Cannot Be Automated with Jenn Downs
28 Jan 2016 Raleigh Book Club - January
28 Jan 2016 [UIE Webinar] Measuring The Customer Experience Using Top Tasks with Gerry McGovern
20 Jan 2016 Information Architecture for Everybody
19 Jan 2016 Here's to 2016 + Abby Covert Meet & Greet Social
14 Jan 2016 Prototyping Tool Mini-Con
01 Dec 2015 The 6th Annual Merry Mingle Holiday Party
20 Nov 2015 Discussing Design: Giving & Getting Better Feedback Through Critique
19 Nov 2015 Raleigh Book Club - November
19 Nov 2015 [UIE Webinar] Coding Prototypes, Even if You've Never Tried, with Nate Schutta
17 Nov 2015 Durham Book Group - November
12 Nov 2015 World Usability Day: Innovation with Rebecca Horton
09 Nov 2015 Experiencing User Experience (UX): An Overview
04 Nov 2015 "Launching your UX Career" Panel
29 Oct 2015 Halloween Happy Hour with STC Carolina Chapter
27 Oct 2015 [UIE Webinar] Better Accessibility through Your User Research with Whitney Quesenbery
08 Oct 2015 Ladies that UX Durham Kickoff Meeting!
01 Oct 2015 [UIE Webinar] Content Modeling: Creating Responsive Content Experiences with Steve Fisher
24 Sep 2015 Raleigh Book Group - September
22 Sep 2015 Durham Book Group - September
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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