Upcoming events

    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Happy Gnome's Firehouse Room, 498 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN

    Note: This is a duplicate event page. Please register for the July Summer Social here.

    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Happy Gnome's Firehouse Room, 498 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN

    We are excited to host our Summer Social at the Happy Gnome in Saint Paul for the fourth year in a row. Gather your friends and join us at this free event featuring appetizers, drinks, resume reviews, and great discussions about all things UX.

    In partnership with Digital People, we’ll offer resume and portfolio reviews with industry experts. Learn how to keep your resume relevant, focused, and up to date – even if you’re not currently in job search mode. If you would like to sign up for a time slot, please register here

    We look forward to celebrating summer with you!

    When: July 14, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Where: The Happy Gnome, upstairs Firehouse Room

    • 11 Aug 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Agosto, 420 N 5th St #400, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 100

    Discover how to provide unbiased customer feedback to every single person at your company and keep your “day job.”

    • Understand the 3 components that make up a revolving door program
    • Learn how a predictable, timely customer feedback cycle can make stakeholders more knowledgeable, engaged and invested
    • Get tips on how to expand customer feedback reach within your company TODAY even if you don’t have the money or resources to implement a full revolving door program

    This presentation will be lead by Sue Anderson, Director of User Experience, and Nalie Lee-Heidt, Manager of User Experience, both of Deluxe Corp.

    Sue’s mantra is: Do the right research, build visions, tell a good story, get buy-in, execute and iterate. While Sue’s primary focus is on building UX practices and evolving culture to advocate for the user, she also has a wide range of experience from enterprise software applications to eCommerce experiences. In addition to spending time with her four boys, Sue loves tech, ballet, fashion, and Korean TV dramas.

    Nalie provides holistic UX strategy on Deluxe’s ecommerce properties, marketing efforts and product development. She enjoys her role as a UX generalist: giving her opportunity to see a project from research, design through implementation and ability to work with all business units. Nalie is passionate about bringing Deluxe’s small business customers insights and feedback to the business.

    Thank you to Deluxe for sponsoring!


    6:30 PM to 7 PM - Networking
    7 PM to 8 PM - Presentation


    420 N 5th St #400, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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    Audience Expertise Level: Intermediate  

    Assume that the audience has exposure to general usability testing practices.

      • 08 Sep 2016
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • 3M Design Center 2501 Hudson Rd Saint Paul, MN 55144
      • 100


      Thank you to our host and sponsors, 3M Design!


      6:30 PM to 7 PM - Networking
      7 PM to 8 PM -  Presentation

      Presenter Bio

      Andy Vitale is a Lead Interaction Designer for 3M, where he translates people’s thoughts and desires, spoken or not, into experiences that improve the healthcare industry for both patients and providers.

      With more than 15 years of experience in the design industry, Andy has held multiple roles as a designer, entrepreneur, college professor and team leader. His experiences have taught him that a successful product hinges on one principle, truly understanding the end user. Andy has developed strategies and design solutions for diverse organizations ranging from startups to Fortune ranked companies. He is a relentless user experience evangelist, driven by a shared vision and user-centered passion that takes a team, and its products, from good to great.


      3M Design Center, Building 223
      2501 Hudson Rd
      Saint Paul, MN 55144

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      Past events

      09 Jun 2016 June Event: Explaining Anything to Your Boss & Grandboss
      17 May 2016 May Event: Integrating User Centered Design into the Product Lifecycle
      16 May 2016 Workshop: How to Filter Information with Karl Fast
      14 Apr 2016 April Event: Our Journey from User Experience to Service Experience
      10 Mar 2016 March Event: Scrolling With Purpose
      11 Feb 2016 February Event: Creating Useful Data Visualizations
      14 Jan 2016 January Event: UX Strategy & Simplification
      12 Nov 2015 World Usability Day
      08 Oct 2015 October Event: Designing for Behavior
      10 Sep 2015 September Event: Pay it Forward: Investing in the Next Generation of UX Designers
      13 Aug 2015 August Event: How To Design The Fun Out Of Things
      11 Jun 2015 June Event: UX Career Question: Consult? Or In-House? (And What to Consider)
      14 May 2015 May Event: Competitive Analysis: Strategic UX Spy Games
      04 May 2015 UXPA MN Mentorship Wrap Up Party
      22 Apr 2015 IA Summit Happy Hour
      15 Apr 2015 April Event: Sorting Out Product Management and User Experience
      12 Mar 2015 March Event: UX on a Lab-Style Team
      12 Feb 2015 February Event: Try before you buy: user experience testing in your RFP process can save you time and money
      08 Jan 2015 January Event: CUBI UX Model
      05 Dec 2014 Organizational Visit at Clockwork
      14 Nov 2014 Organizational Visit at The Nerdery
      13 Nov 2014 World Usability Day
      09 Oct 2014 October Event: A211y - An Exploration into Accessibility, Agile & WCAG 2.0
      29 Sep 2014 Contextual Design Happy Hour with Karen Holtzblatt
      29 Sep 2014 Workshop: Contextual Design with Karen Holtzblatt
      24 Sep 2014 Student Event: An Introduction to UX
      11 Sep 2014 September Event: Contextual Inquiries: Planning, Conducting, and Analyzing Data
      14 Aug 2014 August Event: Visualizing Data for People: A Human Factors Perspective
      10 Jul 2014 July Event: Summer Social and Unconference
      12 Jun 2014 June Event: Ideation Workshop: Blue Sky Idea Generation
      08 May 2014 May Event: RedEye, by Stratasys: Meeting the UX Challenges of Designing and Communicating for 3D Printing
      10 Apr 2014 April Event: DevJam: Continuous Product Learning: Eliminating Uncertainty in Mobile Design
      26 Mar 2014 Webinar: CogTool Tutorial with Bonnie John
      13 Mar 2014 March Event: Clockwork: One Size Never Fits All - Five Takes on UX Process Flexibility
      13 Feb 2014 February Event: Redesigning for Usability While Honoring Historical Integrity
      09 Jan 2014 January Event: How HealthPartners embraced Lean UX to change the culture and improve their process
      14 Nov 2013 World Usability Day 2013
      25 Oct 2013 Workshop 2: Crowdsourcing & Speed Dating: Generating Ideas and Getting User Insight on Radically New Products
      24 Oct 2013 Workshop 1: Crowdsourcing & Speed Dating: Generating Ideas and Getting User Insight on Radically New Products
      10 Oct 2013 October Event: Innovation, Culture, & Soul
      12 Sep 2013 Contextual Task Analysis for an Enterprise Mobile App
      15 Aug 2013 Axure Workshop: Zero to Sixty
      08 Aug 2013 August Event: How to collaborate with your clients during research and design
      25 Jul 2013 July Event: Summer Social and Unconference
      13 Jun 2013 June Event: The Journey of Wander: A mobile app that creates adventures
      09 May 2013 May Event: Design and Innovation: The Human Perspective
      11 Apr 2013 April Event: Implementing Lean UX in an agency environment
      14 Mar 2013 March Event: Resuscitating Walt: Story Mapping and Story Telling Experiences at Disney
      21 Feb 2013 February Event: The Road to Redesign: Applying UX Strategies to Handle Skeptical Speed-bumps
      10 Jan 2013 January Event: UX meets Agile Development in CaringBridge 5.0
      13 Nov 2012 November Social Event: Rosenfeld Media/Brain Traffic Happy Hour with Lou Rosenfeld, Susan Weinschenk, and Steve Krug
      08 Nov 2012 UxPA November Event: World Usability Day
      08 Nov 2012 UM Event: World Usability Day: "Usability as Service Learning" at the Univ. of MN
      11 Oct 2012 October Event: Behind the Scenes at The Nerdery
      04 Oct 2012 Measuring the User Experience: A Workshop on Usability Metrics
      13 Sep 2012 September Event: UX Design Process at Worrell
      09 Aug 2012 August Event: Microsoft’s Windows 8 Design & User Experience
      12 Jul 2012 July Event: Hands-On (and Eyes and Ears) Accessibility Workshop
      14 Jun 2012 June Event: The Value of Remote Usability Testing
      10 May 2012 May Event: Teaching UX Design: A Peek into a University of Minnesota Graphic Design Class
      12 Apr 2012 April Event: Designing for Behavior Change
      08 Mar 2012 March Event: Designing Social Media Communication Tools for the Workplace
      09 Feb 2012 February Event: How Contextual Inquiries Can Change Design Direction
      10 Nov 2011 World Usability Day 2011: EDUCATION: Designing for Social Change
      13 Oct 2011 UPA MN October 2011 Meeting: UPA Goes to Target Field
      23 Jun 2011 UPA MN June 2011 Meeting: UX Design for the Largest Agile Project You've Never Heard Of
      17 May 2011 UPA MN May 2011 Meeting: Integrated Product Development with David Hussman
      14 Apr 2011 UPA MN April 2011 Meeting - Winning Big in UX: Changing the Problem-Solving Culture in Organizations
      16 Mar 2011 UPA MN March 2011 Meeting: Roundtable Discussion
      13 Jan 2011 UPA MN January 2011 Meeting - Best Practices in Mobile Web Design
      11 Nov 2010 UPA MN November 2010 Meeting - The Real Deal: Content Strategy
      14 Oct 2010 UPA MN October 2010 Meeting - It's Coming From Inside the House: Discovering the Mobile User
      15 Sep 2010 UPA MN September 2010 Meeting: Getting Design into the Corporate DNA
      10 Jun 2010 UPA MN June 2010 Meeting: Neuro Web Design - What Makes Them Click?
      28 Apr 2010 Special Event: The Art & Science of Seductive Interactions with Stephen P. Anderson
      08 Apr 2010 UPA MN April 2010 Meeting: Exploring the Online Research Methodology
      11 Mar 2010 UPA MN March 2010 Meeting: Products over Process: Advancing Agility with Design Thinking
      11 Feb 2010 UPA MN Febuary Meeting: Help is out there: Online community, community artifacts, new ways of harnessing knowledge
      14 Jan 2010 UPA MN January Meeting: Psychological Tools for Designing Experiences

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