User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  



Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 27, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mediabarn 2200 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1200 Arlington, VA 22201

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    As the User Experience profession continues to grow and its members increase, there are more and more options to be able to collaborate with your fellow UX professional.

    UXPA DC, the area's oldest and most established UX community, is working to bring local UX communities together to discuss common goals, objectives and joint activities.

    Building on our previous event, Calling All UX Coalitionists!, we seek to bring members and representatives of various communities together to continue:

    1. recruiting new members interested in contributing and learning/teaching new skills
    2. better defining how UXPA DC may be of support to established as well as incubating communities
    3. collaboration across all communities 


    • Registration and coffee 10-10:30
    • Morning Session 10:30-12
    • Lunch on your own 12-1
    • Afternoon Session 1-4

    Want to Partner?

    Please email if you would like to be a featured community. Others currently include UXDC 2017, GoodGovUX, OpenIDEO DC, and the Federal UX Community of Practice.

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    Our Sponsor:

    • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BRINK, 1516 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009
    • 43


    Use and Abuse of Alcohol in Design and Tech

    It seems alcohol use comes with the job. However, this doesn’t align with the goal of increasing diversity and inclusiveness in our fields.

    Come join UXPA DC, Brink and Victor Yocco (recent author of Design for Mindon Tuesday, September 20 from 6pm-8:30pm for a presentation to increase awareness of the role alcohol plays in our fields, and discuss how we can best create experiences that might contain alcohol while respecting the presence of those choosing to abstain. Victor will share experiences as a UX researcher who has gone from actively abusing alcohol to having two years of sobriety, provide insight into effective workplace and industry solutions, what work still needs done, and how we might create experiences that are more inclusive, concluding with a solutions-focused discussion where differences of opinions will be respected.

    Event Schedule

    6:00pm - 7:00pm: Registration, networking and appetizers

    7:00pm - 8:00pm Presentation and Q&A 

    8:00pm - 8:30pm Additional Q&A and networking

    Space is limited - Register now to reserve your spot at this unique event!

    About Victor

    Victor is a Research Director at a Philadelphia based design and development firm. He works with clients across industries, from banking and telecommunications, to insurance and universities, to incorporate the voice of the user into design. Victor received his PhD from The Ohio State University, where he studied psychology and communication with visitors in settings such as natural history museums, science centers, and zoos. He regularly writes and speaks on topics related to the application of psychological principles to design, and user experience research. His book on the application of psychological principles to design, Design for the Mind, is available for purchase through Manning Publications. He has been a guest on a number of Podcasts including User Defenders with Jason Ogle.

    Event Sponsors

    We are still looking for a food sponsor. Want to sponsor the food & beverages at the event? Contact with your logo and register as a sponsor.

    Your company will get a shout-out at the event and on social media, have your logo attached to our event page and in correspondences for the event. At the event you'll get a few minutes to tell everyone about your company.

    We need 2 volunteers for food set-up, social media and speaker support! Email if interested.

    • Thursday, September 22, 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CHIEF, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20036

    Networking, Learning, Pizza, Beer + you can get your own copy of the book at the event for 35% off by ordering with your event ticket!

    Be a part of The UX Careers Handbook DC Launch Event and find out what you need to know about user experience careers from The UX Careers Handbook author Cory Lebson!

    Big thank you to CHIEF for providing pizza and beer to all attendees! (As well as an awesome venue for the event!)

    Register now on eventbrite

Past events

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Design Disruptors Showing
Thursday, July 21, 2016 CX/UX Strategy: Driving Innovation and Making our Work Meaningful
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Calling UX Coalitionists!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 User Memory Design: How to Design for Experiences That Stick
Monday, April 18, 2016 Adopting IA Heuristics and Iterative UX Reviews: A Case Study
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Eye Tracking Demonstration
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Speed Networking Event - January 20
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Tech the Halls
Thursday, November 12, 2015 World Usability Day Event
Friday, October 09, 2015 UXDC 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Imposter Syndrome Workshop
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 UX Career Bootcamp
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 The Role of Content Strategy in UX
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Networking Happy Hour | May 2015
Friday, May 01, 2015 User Experience 101 Intensive Workshop
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 The Evolution of Design Thinking at Capital One
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 User Experience Speed Networking Event - February 11
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Tech The Halls 2014 presented by Adobe
Thursday, November 13, 2014 World Usability Day Special Event
Friday, October 17, 2014 User Focus Conference 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Creating and Using Personas
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Make Your Ideas Stick
Saturday, June 14, 2014 Design Thinking Workshop
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 How to Create Award-Winning UX Portfolios and Case Studies
Saturday, April 12, 2014 User Experience Testing Workshop
Thursday, March 06, 2014 UX Strategy: What’s all the fuss about this rapidly growing practice? (Janice James)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 User Experience Speed Networking Event - January 28
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Tech The Halls 2013 presented by Adobe
Thursday, December 12, 2013 ModevEast (Mobile Development Conference)
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Designing Your Future Career in UX
Friday, October 25, 2013 UXPA DC Conference Redux
Monday, August 05, 2013 Content Strategy Q&A with Karen McGrane
Thursday, May 30, 2013 UX Research @ PayPal: Lean UX, Mobile & Eye tracking, by Michael Summers
Monday, April 22, 2013 The 2013 User Experience Workshop on Qualitative UX Research Tools
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event - April 10: UXPA DC, STC WDCB, IxDA-DC, Web Content Mavens, DCWW, Content Strategy Meetup
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The 2013 User Experience Intensive.
Monday, January 28, 2013 Designing "Fresh" Websites That Motivate Users
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Tech The Halls!
Friday, October 19, 2012 User Focus Conference 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Pre-Conference Gala Event: Meet & Greet with UXPA Leadership and Conference Attendees
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Creative Thinking Hacks (Scott Berkun)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Burning Questions about Content Strategy: A Q&A with Kristina Halvorson
Thursday, June 14, 2012 Our Littlest Users + Persuasive Video Games (Deb Levin Gelman & John Ferrara)
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Winning that Elusive Buy-in for UX Research + Usability and UX in Government Systems
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Leadership Skills: Managing Difficult Situations on Design Projects (Dan Brown)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
Friday, January 27, 2012 Well-Written Web Content Workshop: Even When It’s Not Your Job, It’s Your Responsibility (Leslie O'Flahavan)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 The UX of Gov 2.0
Monday, October 24, 2011 The Impact of Social Models (Luke Wroblewski)
Friday, September 16, 2011 User Focus Conference
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event: UPA DC + IxDA DC + Web Mavens
Friday, July 15, 2011 All Day Eye Tracking Workshop -- Free for Current UPA DC Members
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Are You Designing for ALL of Your Users? An Event About Web Accessibility
Monday, May 23, 2011 Plain language, web sites, documents, and UX: You can do all that!
Thursday, April 14, 2011 It’s a story-rich world – Storytelling for UX
Thursday, March 31, 2011 Two Exciting Talks and Lab Tour at University of Maryland
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Clients are like Mermaids: How to use content strategy to help leverage your clients’ most important asset
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Workshop on Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design
Saturday, December 11, 2010 FREE Usability Knowledge-Sharing Event
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 User Experience/Web Professional Networking Event of the Year - Speed Networking: UPA-DC, IxDA-DC, Web Mavens
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Human-Robot Interaction: User-Centered Design of Robots to Support Aging-in-Place (Wendy Rogers)
Friday, October 15, 2010 User Focus Conference
Thursday, September 16, 2010 Persuasive Design: Putting it to use (John Whalen)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Eye Tracking in User Experience Design: 4 Speakers + Dinner
Friday, July 30, 2010 Workshops to Enhance your Usability Knowledge
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