User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  

 

What is UXPA DC?

The DC chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a highly active local community of individuals interested in usability, user experience design, interaction design, and their many related fields. 

UXPA DC is a regional chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA).

What is UXPA?

The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services.

UXPA is the organization of choice for user experience professionals worldwide. UXPA was established in 1991 as the UPA (Usability Professionals' Association) when usability was considered to be an umbrella term for what our members do. In 2012 the name was changed to UXPA to reflect the change in members' job titles to User Experience (UX) and to continue to represent their breadth of work.

UXPA holds yearly international conferences, publishes new findings through both the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) and through User Experience Magazine, and has 50 chapters around the world. In 2004, UXPA established World Usability Day, which in 2011 was celebrated in 44 countries.

UXPA's goals are to:

  • Become the authoritative source on the practice of usability, user-centered design (UCD), and user experience.
  • Facilitate professional development and education within the UX field.
  • Promote the business value of user experience, research, design and evaluation to business and other entities.
  • Foster a community of user experience professionals through knowledge sharing and networking.

2016 Board Members

President
Stephanie Pratt

Vice President
Ali Tobolsky

Secretary
Lia D. McCabe

Treasurer
Andrew Stevens 

Immediate Past President
John Whalen

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