User experience is about interaction. Technologies, products and services can be used when they attract people. At work, we strive to interact with others - be they users, colleagues or stakeholders. This means getting people invested in the idea, earning trust, and working toward common goals. We all know how difficult this can be. This is the year of thinking outside the box. How can you get people to use technology products and services? What type of design thinking needs to be used to keep people interested? How can you get those outside your industry to understand the importance of a good user experience? Can we get people to help change the things that aren't working well?
November 21–24th, Tallinn. World Usability Day Estonia is an annual conference on UX, web and interaction design, the largest in the Baltic countries. WUD 2023 will provide a platform for professionals to network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded people passionate about UX. foo November 21-23th - master classes at the Estonian Academy of Arts or at the Trinidad Wiseman office. November 23rd - preliminary event at Tallinn University (Narva) mnt, 25, Tallinn, Estonia. November 24th - conference at Kultuurikatel, November 24 (after the conference) - official afterparty at Suveterass.
Ways to improve UX collaboration within cross-functional teams. In job descriptions for UX roles, you'll often see the ability to work in or lead cross-functional teams. This is now common practice for many businesses. However, this has its challenges, and today, more than ever, designers need to be able to navigate the confluence of ideologies that inherently involve people working together in different roles. Since 2003, the Indiana Chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) has partnered with local UX professionals, students, educators, and companies to build a community of UX leaders in Indiana. 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the idea that user experience is an important part of the success of any technology solution.
The World Usability Initiative is the next step after the success of World Usability Day. Their expansion pushes for more coordinated events, more collaborations, and platforms to promote inclusivity through superior, publicly accessible user experiences. WUI provides researchers and practitioners with the opportunity to not only shape and create the ways people interact with technology, but also to influence the development of technologies that are intentionally designed to have a positive impact on people's lives.