UX events in Philadelphia
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Published on February 4, 2015
Working as a Philadelphia UX professional places you in a city that is striving to be friendlier to technology-focused businesses, and supportive of innovation. Even the Philadelphia government is looking to be more innovative, hosting open-government conferences and initiatives.
One of the methods Philadelphia has been using to transform itself into a thriving high-tech hub includes encouraging greater collaboration between local companies, a strategy that is intended to help future designers, developers, marketing specialists and other talented tech professionals grow their talents, increase their networking opportunities and improve their overall user experience skills. Here are some of the available UX events in the Philadelphia area.
UX Workshops in Philadelphia
AGI offers regularly scheduled ux workshops in Philadelphia for all skills and experience levels. There are live courses at their Philadelphia area training center, with live, local instructors working in the same classroom with you.
The user experience courses are especially useful for individuals creating apps and websites on different form-factors, including tablets, desktop or notebook, and smartphone. The UX workshops teach participants how to plan, create mock-ups, and deliver final designs. You can take a single user experience course, or a full certificate program.
Philadelphia UX MeetUp
If you are interested more in networking and informal sharing of information, the Philadelphia UX MeetUp is a good resource. You can join fellow UX professionals from across the Philadelphia area for networking, drinks, and pizza at the occasional meetings. It’s a place to discuss UX design trends, show off examples of work, and discuss common challenges. You’ll find information about their events on the Meetup.com site.
These UX events and training opportunities are suitable for all levels of professionals working in the user experience field. Regardless of whether you are just entering the UX profession, or a long-time user experience professional, there are opportunities to network and share best practices with others working in the UX field in the Philadelphia area.
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.