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.

Events

Our upcoming and past events are below. View the Triangle Interactions Calendar for all Triangle-area UX-related events. 

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Upcoming events

    • 16 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Centerline Digital, 509 W North St, Raleigh, NC

    Please come join us to discuss Christopher Noessel's book, Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People

    Advances in narrow artificial intelligence make possible agentive systems that do things directly for their users (like, say, an automatic pet feeder). They deliver on the promise of user-centered design, but present fresh challenges in understanding their unique promises and pitfalls. Designing Agentive Technology provides both a conceptual grounding and practical advice to unlock agentive technology’s massive potential. - Excerpt from Rosenfeld Media

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    Please keep in mind that if you didn't have time to finish the book (or read it at all) but would still like to come and discuss the topic or hear what others have to say, you are more than welcome.


    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:40 PM

    Join us for an evening of Discovery! It’s the beginning of every well-founded UX project, where we learn and define the core problems users face. Discuss with and learn from our speakers what tools and techniques they use when embarking on a new UX journey. For the evening, we’ll have two lightning talks, a feature presentation, and a lab! Hope you can join us!

    Heuristic Evaluations - Lightning Talk by Andrew Wirtanen

    What “Heuristic Evaluations” are, how to conduct them, and recommendations on how to best use them.


    Discovery Research: Interview Techniques - Lightning Talk by Megan Frankosky

    An overview of how to use exploratory user research to generate conversations with users.


    User Story Mapping - Feature Talk + Lab by Basia Coulter

    User story mapping, a visualization technique popularized by Jeff Patton, allows product teams to map out an entire application with respect to the different user roles the application must support. Basia will explain how a user story map created together with client stakeholders becomes the first iteration of a prioritized backlog and a foundation for a high level release plan.

    Following her talk, Basia will facilitate a hands-on user story mapping activity for an imaginary web-based application.

    Registration

    Registration is $5. Refunds are available until 48 hours before the event start. Register at the exploreUX meetup page.

    Our Presenters

    Andrew Wirtanen


    Andrew is a Lead Product Designer at Citrix in Raleigh. He has worked in UX since 2006, and specializes in interaction design. He graduated with a Masters in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. In 2013, Andrew was President of the Triangle UXPA. He continues to be involved in the chapter by organizing events and volunteering in the mentorship program.


    Megan Frankosky


    Megan is a User Researcher at Citrix. Her background is in human factors psychology and she loves applying qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand and improve user experiences. A bit of a data nut, you might find Megan staring at an array of spreadsheets and data visualization dashboards. In her free time, she enjoys having hypothetical conversations and attempting to play a variety of musical instruments.


    Basia Coulter


    Basia is a UX Designer at Caktus Group. Her journey to a UX profession began with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, which she earned in her native Poland. After leaving academia, she devoted several years to studying Eastern philosophy and then returned to school to study art and design. Eventually, her interest with the human mind and perception combined with enthusiasm for design and its utilitarian function led to deep engagement in the field of user experience.

    Basia is passionate about user research and product discovery. She is also fascinated by what makes good design; what affordances and feedback need to be present for an interface to be intuitive; and how people interpret interfaces and interact with them.

    Sponsors





    • Triangle UXPA - beverages and food, event co-host

    • Citrix - venue

    • If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring this event or future ones, please contact Michelle.

    Code of Conduct

    All of our events follow exploreUX’s code of conduct and Triangle UXPA’s code of conduct.


Past events

11 Aug 2017 Workshop: Designing Content Models
08 Aug 2017 Beverage User Interface: Mentorship Program
27 Jul 2017 Book Club - Durham Chapter July Meeting
13 Jul 2017 Beverage User Interface
06 Jul 2017 [UIE Webinar] Elephant in a Teapot: Enterprise Apps on Small Screens - Hagan Rivers
29 Jun 2017 Book Club - Raleigh Chapter June Meeting
22 Jun 2017 Lightning Talks: Tools n Techniques Series Kick Off
08 Jun 2017 The PatternFly Conference 2017
05 Jun 2017 Workshop: Researching the Problem Space
18 May 2017 Talk/Lab: Global Accessibility Awareness Day
16 May 2017 BUI: Spring Social with STC!
04 May 2017 [UIE Webinar] The Right Research Method for Any Problem (and Budget) - Leah Buley
26 Apr 2017 Triangle UXPA Book Group - Raleigh's April Meeting
25 Apr 2017 UX Inventions and Patents
04 Apr 2017 Talk: Impact Your Career, Workplace, and UX Community through Mentorship
29 Mar 2017 Karen Holtzblatt and The Women in Tech Project
21 Mar 2017 Triangle UXPA Book Group - Durham's March Meeting
02 Mar 2017 [UIE Webinar] How To Make Sense of Any Mess
16 Feb 2017 Triangle UXPA Book Group - Raleigh's February Meeting
09 Feb 2017 A Day in the Life of a Visual Designer
08 Feb 2017 Designing (N)credible Research Studies
26 Jan 2017 Open Source UX Design with PatternFly
25 Jan 2017 Triangle UXPA Book Group - Durham's January Meeting
17 Jan 2017 2017 Kickoff Happy Hour
16 Dec 2016 [UIE Webinar] Metaphors in Qualitative Research & Analysis: The Force is Strong
13 Dec 2016 A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist
08 Dec 2016 IBM Design Thinking Studio Tour
07 Dec 2016 Triangle UXPA Book Group - Raleigh's December Meeting
06 Dec 2016 The 7th Annual Merry Mingle Holiday Party
10 Nov 2016 World Usability Day 2016 - Evening Event
10 Nov 2016 World Usability Day 2016 - Daytime Events
04 Nov 2016 Workshop: Storymapping the User Experience
21 Oct 2016 [UIE Webinar] Service Design Thinking
06 Oct 2016 A Day in the Life of a UX Manager (Panel Discussion)
29 Sep 2016 Mentorship Meet and Greet Happy Hour
28 Sep 2016 Raleigh Book Club - September
15 Sep 2016 Finding Success in your UX Career with Cory Lebson
24 Aug 2016 A Day in the Life of an Information Architect
18 Aug 2016 [UIE Webinar] Collaborative Information Architecture
27 Jul 2016 A Day in the Life of a Data Visualization Designer
21 Jul 2016 Raleigh Book Club - July
19 Jul 2016 Articulating Design Decisions with Tom Greever
12 Jul 2016 Durham Book Club
22 Jun 2016 A Day in the Life of a User Researcher
17 Jun 2016 Workshop: How To Apply The Latest Research On Brain and Behavioral Science To Your Product’s Design
16 Jun 2016 Top 10 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People
19 May 2016 Raleigh Book Club - May
19 May 2016 Global Accessibility Awareness Day | ADITL with an Accessibility Analyst
21 Apr 2016 [UIE Webinar] Balancing Continuous Discovery and Delivery with Jeff Patton
14 Apr 2016 Durham Book Club - April
13 Apr 2016 A Day in the Life of a UX Designer
01 Apr 2016 Animating the User Experience Workshop
31 Mar 2016 [UIE Webinar] Features of Highly Effective Forms with Aaron Gustafson
25 Mar 2016 Better Designed Meetings with Kevin Hoffman
17 Mar 2016 Raleigh Book Club - March
09 Mar 2016 "A Day in the Life" Kick off with Lightning Talks!
18 Feb 2016 [UIE Webinar] Sharing our Stories: Designing and Reviewing UX Portfolios with Ian Fenn
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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