Boston UX Community
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Published on December 23, 2014
The UX community in Boston supports a number of organizations and a wide range of opportunities for learning user experience or continuing your professional development if you already work in the field. In and around Boston you will find an active and educational community ranging from informal gatherings to more structured events hosted by the Boston chapter of the User Experience Professionals' Association, and even an annual UX conference.
UXPA Boston is the User Experience Professionals Association’s Boston chapter. Membership is free and includes many benefits, such as notifications of upcoming UX classes, and user experience job openings. Members get the chance to collaborate with others in the industry thanks to ongoing networking opportunities and seminars. The parent of the Boston chapter, the UXPA, also provides access to educational discounts, and an annual conference that occurs in a different city each year.
Boston UX Conference
The annual Boston UX conference is hosted and planned by the UXPA. Attracting over 1,000 individuals who work in various UX fields, this one-day even provides opportunities to attend a wide-range of sessions covering many topics relevant for user experience designers.
UX Boston Meetup Group
Founded in 2010 and now including more than 1,700 members, the UX Boston Meetup group regularly hosts informal UX seminars in the Boston area.
Boston UX Classes and Workshops
Joining the UX Community in Boston
With all the UX events in Boston, whether you are interested in networking with others in user experience professions, or you need to advance your skills through courses and workshops, engaging with the UX community in Boston is a great place to start
About the author
Jennifer Smith is a user experience designer, Photoshop expert, educator and author based in Boston. She is the author of more than 20 books on design tools and processes, including Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies, Adobe Creative Cloud Digital Classroom, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. She has been awarded a Microsoft MVP three times for her work with user experience design in creating apps for touch, desktop, and mobile devices.
Jennifer delivers UX training and UX consulting for large Fortune 100 companies, small start-ups, and independent software vendors. She has been hired by Adobe and Microsoft to deliver training workshops to their staff, and has traveled to Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East, and across the U.S. to deliver courses and assist on UX design projects. She has extensive knowledge of modern Windows UX Design, having worked closely with the Windows team to create educational material and deliver UX workshops to key partners globally on behalf of Microsoft. Jennifer works with a wide range of prototyping tools including Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blend for Visual Studio, and Balsamiq.