32 UX Tips: Keep the Conversations Going

Attendees at Rosenfeld Media 2014 UX Tips

We had a great turnout today at Team Detroit for Rosenfeld Media’s 32 Awesomely Practical UX Tips virtual conference. Hosted by Detroit User Experience, close to 30 people attended, including many newcomers as well as our frequent attendees.

Thank you to Team Detroit for hosting and supporting our event. (Personally, I loved the cookies!) And thank you to Environments for Humans for partnering with Rosenfeld Media to make this event happen for the second year.

We had wonderful conversations during breaks and at lunchtime, discussing the tips, our work, tools, and sharing stories of research methods. Expect to see a future post soon with a recap of the 32 tips.

Darren Hood and Jonathan Devine mentioned several tools during our breaks, and I hope I’ll see them at a future Detroit User Experience workshop or open discussion on tools for prototyping and wireframes.

With the hopes of keeping conversations going, I shared user experience resources and events in our area with attendees. Several people asked me to post the information online, so here it is!

Local User Experience Groups

Upcoming Events

Networking Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC/SM)
Location: Champps Americana Restaurant and Bar, Troy, Michigan
RSVP by noon Monday, 4/28 to membership@stc-sm.org. Attendees responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages.

2014 Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Detroit User Experience
Location: Team Detroit, Dearborn, Michigan
A day where web professionals gather together to raise awareness of how we can better create and design for the web and people with disabilities. Confirmed speakers include Mike Elledge of Ford Motor Company, Josie Scott, UX Design Research Lead at GE Capital, and Dylan Barrell, Vice-President of Development for Deque Systems. More info will be posted on Detroit User Experience Meetup when all details are finalized.

UX Thursday Detroit
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 9:0am to 5:00pm
User Interface Engineering
Location: Gem Theater, downtown Detroit
Back for its second year, UX Thursday Detroit is a full-day event designed for user experience professionals. Jared Spool kicks off the event with his keynote, followed by six case studies from Detroit area user experience professionals. The day ends with a keynote and after-party.

Midwest UX Conference
Friday, October 23-Sunday, October 25, 2014
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
The fourth annual Midwest UX conference features workshops, sessions, and opportunities to share and interact with Midwest design and user experience professionals.

About Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Deborah is a web developer and user experience professional focused on usability and accessibility. She's active in local groups as a leader for Detroit User Experience, Refresh Detroit, and Metro Detroit WordPress. In her free time, you'll find her birdwatching, shooting photos, reading, and watching tennis.

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