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› Boston UX Conference 2015 Coming in May
  • Published on March 18, 2015

The Boston UX Conference 2015 is happening May 15, and American Graphics Institute is pleased to be supporting the event in several ways. Once again Jennifer Smith who leads our User Experience Practice and delivers many of our user experience classes will be speaking, and AGI is also helping to underwrite the event as a sponsor.

The one-day user experience conference includes five tracks, with more than 30 speakers from around the country. Each track includes multiple sessions that are led by experienced professionals who have been selected by the UX conference speakers committee. Speakers are from Boston area firms such as Kronos, MathWorks, Tufts Health Plan, Cengage, Brightcove, and AutoDesk along with UX educational providers and consultants such as American Graphics Institute as well as Bentley.

The five tracks for the 2015 UX conference include: UX Research, Design, Strategy, Service Design, and Career Development along with an opening keynote from the Boston UX Professional Association’s president Eva Kaniasty. Individual sessions cover topics such as data visualization, user-centered design, using UX research to drive B2B innovation, UX and visual design collaboration, managing growing UX teams, and many others.

Approximately 1,000 involved in the field of user experience attend this event, making it the largest UX gathering in Boston, and one of the largest in the U.S. Although most attendees are local to Boston and the New England area, last year participants from across the east coast and as far away as California attended the conference. Participants attend for learning and professional development, as well as networking. Several companies attended last year’s event seeking to hire UX professionals, including several big online ecommerce firms.

The conference is an all-day event, and held at the Sheraton Boston, located in the Back Bay. The event costs $249 for individuals, with discounts available for groups and significant discounts for students. You can see the different sessions and register here.

About the author

 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.