Triangle User Experience Professionals Association (TriUXPA)

The Triangle UXPA is focused on building and supporting the local community of practitioners who focus on crafting great user experiences.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TEKsystems Raleigh
    • 2

    Josh Clark
    Global Moxie

    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.


    TEKsystems, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, 
    Suite 201
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    • SAS Training Room, Building F, Room 101, 200 SAS Campus Drive, Cary, NC 27513
    • 36
    Whitney Quesenbery

    The virtual seminar will begin promptly at 1:30 PM, preceded by 15 minutes for socializing and networking. Come early to meet your fellow Triangle UXPA members and talk shop!

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

    Why aren’t our sites and products more accessible? According to Whitney Quesenbery, it’s because user research rarely includes people with disabilities. Not because we don’t care about their experience, but because we don’t understand it.

    Designing with true accessibility in mind has its challenges. But it is also an opportunity to see the world differently. Meeting and overcoming barriers to accessibility creates a better experience for all of your users.

    Whether your interest in accessibility is driven by compassion or compliance, Whitney will demonstrate how designing for users from the outer edges of the bell curve results in amazing ideas and insights. She’ll share her tips for recruiting users with a wide range of disabilities, from physical to cognitive.

    Push innovation by designing for extremes

    • Break out "tried-and-true" design ruts
    • Expand your reach by designing for a more diverse range of users

    Understand the difference between accessibility and usability

    • Use technical barriers to zoom in on potential problems
    • Gain insights that improve experiences for all of your users

    Open up your recruiting

    • Identify potential allies to help you recruit from a specific demographic groups
    • Think about aptitude and attitude as much as ability

    Make people comfortable and maximize your learning

    • Respect, recognize, and reward your participants' experiences and contributions
    • Ask questions that uncover key insights

      Attend this seminar if you want to:

      • Improve your site’s accessibility, but don’t know where to start
      • Learn recruiting strategies and practical tips for running a research session
      • Leverage accessibility challenges into amazing design work

      Making a web for everyone means applying all of our design research tools to include people with a broader range of capabilities. Whitney Quesenbery pushes designers to challenge the old belief that accessibility equals bad design. It’s time to reframe the problem and see accessibility as an opportunity to push our designs from good enough to great. If you want to get started, don’t miss this seminar!

      Can't join us on March 12?  The recording will be right here—in All You Can Learn—about a week after the live event.  Watch it whenever you want.

      Why Whitney?

      Combine a fascination with people and an obsession to communicate clearly and you’ve got the makings of a phenomenal UX researcher.

      Now, throw in usability design experiences for organizations such as the National Cancer Institute and the New York Times, and ground-breaking research on democracy as a design problem for the Center for Civic Design, plus engaging interpersonal skills and you’ve got Whitney Quesenbery

      Whitney is an authority on gathering the user insights to “design products where people matter.” In fact, she’s authored three books on the subject. The most recent, A Web for Everyone, offers practical advice on making innovative and accessible sites. Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting stories for better design and Global UX: Design and research in a connected world help practitioners keep users in mind throughout the creative process. Follow Whitney’s practical UX advice anytime on Twitter@whitneyq.


      SAS Training Room 
      Building F, Room 101
      200 SAS Campus Drive 
      Cary, NC 27513 
      See map: Google Maps

      • 16 Mar 2015
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • American Underground at ATC, 201 West Main Street, Suite 100, Durham, NC 27701

      Everett McKay
      UX Design Edge

      The Triangle UXPA is happy to welcome back Everett McKay and also partner with Intent, a UI/UX design meetup.

      Delightful user experiences: how to design UIs that are polite and forgiving, and have a great personality.

      The user experience quality bar is rising--users are walking around with great UXs in their pockets, and their are starting to expect the same with their other software. Being good enough--solving problems with mechanical usability--is long past its "best by" date. Today, users want to enjoy using their software and feel good about it emotionally.

      In this talk, Everett will explore what it means for software to be delightful and the specific attributes that help achieve delight. He will explain how to connect emotionally to users, and cover topics such as special experiences, personality, forgiveness, performance, and attention to detail.

      The biggest surprise you will learn: just how little it takes to delight users. While their expectations are rising, they are so low that it takes very little to exceed them.

      To register, visit Intent's event page. This event is free!

      • 19 Mar 2015
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • HQ Raleigh, 310 South Harrington Street, Raleigh, NC

      Our March meetup will be at HQ Raleigh. Come to hang out with your fellow UX professionals and discuss whatever's on your mind.

      Stay tuned, there will likely be more details yet to come in terms of structure/theme.


      RSVP on Meetup:

      • 26 Mar 2015
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Atlantic BT

      Most large organizations have adopted some flavor of Agile. Many have invested in design teams. Some have even implemented lean product validation techniques into their product development practices. Very few have successfully combined these three practices together.

      This workshop - designed for VP/Directors of Product, Engineering, & UX as well as product managers, designers and software engineers - teaches how to build a a strong product discovery culture AND how to combine it with an effective delivery strategy.

      This event is being handled by Jeff Gothelf from his own Eventbrite page at:

      • 26 Mar 2015
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Centerline in Raleigh

      The book will be a fantastic and easy to read re-write by Steve Krug called "Don't Make Me Think Revisited:  A Common Sense Approach to Web and Mobile Usability".

      Register for this event on Meetup:

      • 16 Apr 2015
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Citrix Raleigh - 120 S. West St., Raleigh, NC

      More and more companies and clients are recognizing the importance of user experience (UX) design. Companies always seem to be hiring UX designers, but how does one make that transition? Maybe you’re a designer, developer, website manager already doing UX-type work and really like it. Do you think you might like this career switch, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Or are you unsure how to actually make the transition? Come check out this event to find out! We’ll have a panel of speakers from various experiences, backgrounds, and career levels providing you with the insight to help you figure things out. After the panel discussion, there will be some time for some informal networking. This event is being co-sponsored by exploreUX - Raleigh edition, so meet us, them, and get to know your UX community!

      Panelists for the evening include:
      • Caroline Ford, Senior Product Designer, Citrix
      • Keith Heustis, Senior UX Designer, Allscripts
      • La Tosca Goodwin, Senior UX Specialist, Ignite Social Media
      • Rick Evans, Senior UX Designer, RoleModel Software
      • Moderator: John Totten, Senior Manager Product Design, Citrix

      Current UX practitioners are encouraged to attend as those interested in the field would love to hear from you, too.

      To register, visit exploreUX's event page. This event is FREE!

      • 21 May 2015
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Centerline in Raleigh

      The book selected pushes the edges a bit, and is called "Designing for Emerging Technologies:  UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things".  It's a collection 20 chapters in a wildly rich set of UX frontiers, each chapter by a different UX specialist.  It's a heavy read, so it would be fine if you only select and read the chapters that most interest you.

      Note: a Meetup notice will go out for sign up.

    Past events

    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] 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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