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UX Events in NYC

  • Published on January 9, 2015
UX Events in NYC

New York City has a large and active user experience community, filled with opportunities for networking and learning more about user experience. You can participate in different UX events in New York City such as classes, workshops, seminars, conferences, informal meetups, and even award events. Whether you are a dedicated UX professional or work in a related role as a designers, developers, business analysts, or product manager, there are many opportunities to meet others who work in UX related fields in and around NYC.

What types of UX events occur in NYC?

UX training events are plentiful in the NYC area. These events include UX workshops and courses in NYC such as those offered at American Graphics Institute, including the Introduction to UX Design Principles course. Longer-term UX training programs at places such as General Assembly are also an option if you are looking for a full-time training program. There are meetup groups specifically geared to people interested in UX design like the NYC CHI, which is the largest and oldest UX group in New York; NYC Uncubed, designed to connect creators in tech, business and design with companies; and NYC UX Acrobatics, a group based on developing flexibility, mental agility and coordination to balance project objectives and scope while creating effective user experiences.

There are also the UX Awards, which is dubbed “the premier global awards for exceptional digital experience,” and monthly UX workshops given by the New York City User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), and the yearly UX Sketch Camp NYC, which brings together UX professionals, designers, developers and entrepreneurs for a one-day event focused on applying sketching principles to improve user experience design. This is an interesting event, as it is designed to help you make better business decisions all through one of our favorite UX principles: sketching.

With so many UX events in NYC, you have a near endless set of opportunities to expand your skills and network with others working in the user experience field.

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 holds the CPUX-F credential from the UXQB.

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 UX Design, and worked closely with the Microsoft 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 XD, Sketch, Balsamiq, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Blend for Visual Studio. She also works extensively in the fields of presentation design and visual design.