Triangle User Experience Professionals Association (TriUXPA)


  • 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

    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 (

    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 (
  • 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 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.
  • 15 Dec 2013 9:55 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    Our parent organization, the UXPA, has announced the dates for their 2014 annual conference. The conference will be held July 21-24, 2014 at the Park Plaza Hotel in London, UK. The hotel is steps away from the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and London's Southbank.

    For more information on how to attend, submit, review, or sponsor the conference visit
  • 07 Nov 2013 8:59 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    Triangle Startup Weekend is in need of UX, visual and interaction designers. Currently, they have an equal mix of developer and non-technical folks.

    Registration is just $74 and $50 for students, which includes lunch & dinners all weekend at UNC Chapel Hill. Sign up at
  • 04 Nov 2013 9:42 PM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    This month is World Usability Day 2013 (sign up for our free event at SAS), and the focus this year is on healthcare.

    EHRs, or Electronic Health Records, have overall been an improvement to the healthcare, but still cause medical errors. Recently, on NPR WAMU (DC) some leading experts sat down to discuss the challenges EHRs present: (click the "Listen" link at the top of the page for a great hour-long discussion). One of the guests is Ben Shneiderman, who is a usability author and expert at the University of Maryland.

  • 23 Sep 2013 10:32 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    All Things Open is an open source conference featuring some of the most well known open source technologists and decision makers in the world.

    The conference is October 23-24, 2013 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.

    Use the code "triuxpa" to save 10% on registration.

  • 12 Aug 2013 9:13 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    The Blend Conference is a 3-day generalist conference in Charlotte, NC Sept 5-7 covering user experience, design, & development. The lineup has over 50 speakers, including several from the Triangle. 

    The discount code TRIANGLEUXPA will save you $100 on registration.

  • 26 Jun 2013 12:47 PM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)

    Durham-based mobile app agency Two Toasters is working on a new site that local companies can use to recruit participants for user interviews or usability testing.

    Here is the announcement from Two Toasters:

    "Hi, I'm Geoff Mackey from Two Toasters. We're building a product called Tribe that connects experience design professionals to their users. Tribe will make it easy for you to schedule user interviews and will allow users to make their contact and demographic information available to other companies in their area or "Tribe." We're still in development, but if you visit and leave your email address, we'll keep you updated as we approach launch. Of course, we'd love your feedback as well! If you have any comments or suggestions regarding branding or features, please drop us a line at


  • 21 May 2013 11:05 AM | Andrew Wirtanen (Administrator)
    The Triangle UXPA recorded the "Is School Preparing Me for a UX Career?" panel on April 4, 2013. If you are a student, or just getting started in UX, we recommend watching the video on our new YouTube channel:

    This is the first time the Triangle UXPA has offered a recording of an event. We hope to offer more videos or audio recordings of events in the future.

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