Monthly Archives: August 2013

Submissions needed for UXPA-DC Conference Redux!

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megaphonekidcroppedThis year’s UXPA International Conference in DC had a dazzling array of speakers on just about everything: agile, mobile, prototyping, persuasive design, UX job hunting, and lots more.

So in case you weren’t able to make it (or if you just missed a presentation you really wanted to check out) we’ve got a treat for you: a condensed conference experience we call the UXPA-DC Conference Redux. This event will be held on October 25 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (by Union Station).

At this special event, you will get a snapshot of some of the best presentations at the conference, plus the opportunity to network with peers, share your work, and hear what other local UX’ers are doing. Registration will open in early September, but for now, mark your calendars!

Call for Submissions:

We are currently seeking speakers who presented at the UXPA-International conference in July, who are interested in giving an abbreviated (approx 30 min) version of their presentation. Please submit your presentations that have already been prepared, submitted, and presented at UXPA 2013 by midnight (EST) August 23 to You can submit the same abstracts that you submitted to the International conference, but please be sure to include the following information:
– Presenters name and affiliation
– Co-author name(s) and affiliation(s). if applicable
– Presentation title
– Abstract

Thanks! And we look forward to seeing you there.

– The UXPA-DC Board of Directors

Blog writers needed!

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We at UXPA-DC have been fortunate to have some great blog writers and photographers volunteering as the real backbone of this blog.

And we need more! Whether it’s for a review of an event or a proactive interview, for just one time or regularly, we can use your help. Work on your writing skills and get involved with our fantastic UX community. And get some writing credits and some SEO Juice for your name, too.

If you’re interested, email me (Jonathan Rubin) at

Karen McGrane’s Content Strategy Q&A on 8/5

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Karen McGrane will be coming to Washington DC on Monday August 5th for a special Q&A session. This meetup is the perfect event for any UX practitioner, whether you’re a budding content strategist, formidable user researcher or an information architecture maestro. She brings over 15 years of experience and an opportunity to learn from one of the premier leaders in field of content strategy. She recently spoke at the Information Architecture (IA) 2013 Summit, which you can view the full set of slides or view the full transcript for here.

Karen’s maintains a blog at, and is an excellent primer of the type of discussion you can expect for her Q&A on 8/5. Her articles vary from the current state of the mobile web to where she thinks the future of interfaces will become.

There are currently over 160 people signed up to attend this meeting, which makes for a very full house on Monday night. However, there’s still time to put yourself on the wait list to attend.