User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  


Upcoming events

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • nclud, 1424 K St NW Washington, DC 20005

    How to Create Award-Winning UX Portfolios and Case Studies

    Date: Wednesday, April 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where: nclud, 1424 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

    Cost: Free (Registration required)

    Presentation Description:

    As UX professionals, we all struggle with how to represent and describe our work to hiring managers and others. For many UX roles in hiring, graduate admissions and for digital awards, the emphasis is increasingly on showing an effective and compelling portfolio comprised of stellar case studies of individual projects. But what exactly should go into a UX case study? How do you best showcase a project? And what if you've created something really great and want to share it with the world? 

    In this event, Beverly May, founder and organizer of the UX Awards, will join a panel of UX leaders to discuss how to create winning UX case studies as part of a standout UX portfolio. These case studies can be used to get a better job, get into a fabulous grad program or win international Awards and gain broad acclaim for your work. 

    The event will be structured in two parts. The first half of the event will discuss the UX Awards- the premier international awards for exceptional digital experience, which is now in its fourth year. The UX Awards submission window starts April 25, so we'll focus on what the awards are, the submission process and what makes an exceptional submission case study. Great case study submissions for the Awards are also great case studies for your or your company's portfolio! 
    The second half of the event will discuss broader needs around UX portfolios, hiring and presentations. panelists will join the conversation to discuss UX hiring, portfolios and case studies that are effective and that cover the full range of UX process- research, strategy, defining the audience, testing, mockups, prototypes, design and implementation. We'll focus on how to create great UX case studies for various scenarios and types of projects that are sure to showcase your work in the best light and get noticed. 


    Beverly May
    Beverly May
    Founder of Oxford Tech and the UX Awards

    Lisa Battle
    Lisa Battle
    Principal Consultant
    Design for Context

    Nicole Dingess
    Nicole Dingess
    Director of User Experience

    Christy Mylks
    Christy Mylks, 
    UX Researcher; Usability SME 
    Independent Consultant

    • 6:00 - 6:30pm Food and networking
    • 6:30 - 7:00pm UX Awards- Intro and about the awards and How to make a Winning Submission- Beverly May
    • 7:00 - 8:00pm Panel Discussion on UX Portfolios & Case Studies

Past events

12 Apr 2014 User Experience Testing Workshop
06 Mar 2014 UX Strategy: What’s all the fuss about this rapidly growing practice? (Janice James)
28 Jan 2014 User Experience Speed Networking Event - January 28
12 Dec 2013 Tech The Halls 2013 presented by Adobe
12 Dec 2013 ModevEast (Mobile Development Conference)
20 Nov 2013 Designing Your Future Career in UX
25 Oct 2013 UXPA DC Conference Redux
05 Aug 2013 Content Strategy Q&A with Karen McGrane
30 May 2013 UX Research @ PayPal: Lean UX, Mobile & Eye tracking, by Michael Summers
22 Apr 2013 The 2013 User Experience Workshop on Qualitative UX Research Tools
10 Apr 2013 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event - April 10: UXPA DC, STC WDCB, IxDA-DC, Web Content Mavens, DCWW, Content Strategy Meetup
27 Feb 2013 The 2013 User Experience Intensive.
28 Jan 2013 Designing "Fresh" Websites That Motivate Users
05 Dec 2012 Tech The Halls!
19 Oct 2012 User Focus Conference 2012
18 Oct 2012 Pre-Conference Gala Event: Meet & Greet with UXPA Leadership and Conference Attendees
05 Sep 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
01 Aug 2012 Creative Thinking Hacks (Scott Berkun)
26 Jun 2012 Burning Questions about Content Strategy: A Q&A with Kristina Halvorson
14 Jun 2012 Our Littlest Users + Persuasive Video Games (Deb Levin Gelman & John Ferrara)
02 May 2012 Winning that Elusive Buy-in for UX Research + Usability and UX in Government Systems
17 Apr 2012 Leadership Skills: Managing Difficult Situations on Design Projects (Dan Brown)
21 Mar 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
27 Jan 2012 Well-Written Web Content Workshop: Even When It’s Not Your Job, It’s Your Responsibility (Leslie O'Flahavan)
30 Nov 2011 The UX of Gov 2.0
24 Oct 2011 The Impact of Social Models (Luke Wroblewski)
16 Sep 2011 User Focus Conference
20 Jul 2011 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event: UPA DC + IxDA DC + Web Mavens
15 Jul 2011 All Day Eye Tracking Workshop -- Free for Current UPA DC Members
08 Jun 2011 Are You Designing for ALL of Your Users? An Event About Web Accessibility
23 May 2011 Plain language, web sites, documents, and UX: You can do all that!
14 Apr 2011 It’s a story-rich world – Storytelling for UX
31 Mar 2011 Two Exciting Talks and Lab Tour at University of Maryland
16 Feb 2011 Clients are like Mermaids: How to use content strategy to help leverage your clients’ most important asset
26 Jan 2011 Workshop on Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design
11 Dec 2010 FREE Usability Knowledge-Sharing Event
30 Nov 2010 User Experience/Web Professional Networking Event of the Year - Speed Networking: UPA-DC, IxDA-DC, Web Mavens
11 Nov 2010 Human-Robot Interaction: User-Centered Design of Robots to Support Aging-in-Place (Wendy Rogers)
15 Oct 2010 User Focus Conference
16 Sep 2010 Persuasive Design: Putting it to use (John Whalen)
18 Aug 2010 Eye Tracking in User Experience Design: 4 Speakers + Dinner
30 Jul 2010 Workshops to Enhance your Usability Knowledge
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