June Michigan UXPA Newsletter

We hope you’re ready to enjoy our beautiful summer weather and engage in some professional development at the same time!

If you’re in the Ann Arbor area we hope you take advantage of Tech Trek on June 7th where leading technology companies in downtown A2 open their doors to the public and offer tours, door prizes, and more – part of the A2 Tech 360 series.

If you’re in Grand Rapids join TUG co-founder Dan Klyn and attendees from TUG’s July Workshop Series on July 17th for “Pillars Of The Community”, a guided walk through the historic Cherry Hill Historic District of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Upcoming Registration Deadlines

UXPA International Conference
June 25-27, Scottsdale, AZ
Tickets Close – June 7

International Design Conference
August 21-23 – Chicago, IL
Earlybird Tickets Close- June 17


UX Events Around Michigan

Southeast Michigan

A2 Tech 360
June 1-20 – Ann Arbor

Sustainable Brands
June 3-6 – Detroit

Self.conference
June 7-8 – Detroit

Detroit UX: How UX and Usability Can Impact Your Life
June 12  – Detroit

Drinks x Design: Mobility
June 13 – Detroit

Ladies that UX: June Happy Hour
June 13 – Ann Arbor

Design and Dine: Motion Graphics 101, Animation for Social Media and More!
June 20 – Detroit

Michigan Automotive and Mobility UX: Experiment, Launch, Evaluate, Learn & Improve
June 26 – Novi

Live in southeast Michigan or northwest Ohio? 
Check out Deborah Edwards-Onoro’s Blog where she posts about UX & web professional events in the area including for WordPress, accessibility, SEO and more!

Mid Michigan

Lansing Experience Design UX Monthly
June 13 – Okemos

Lansing Experience Design UX Monthly
July 11 – Okemos

West Michigan

Mysterious IxDA Grand Rapids Event
Sometime in June – check out the website for updates!

Understanding Information Architecture – Full Day TUG Workshop
July 16 – Grand Rapids

Aligning Stakeholders – Half Day TUG Workshop
July 17 – Grand Rapids

Designing User Research – Half Day TUG Workshop
July 17 – Grand Rapids

Architecture Walk – “Pillars of the Community”
July 17 – Grand Rapids

Modeling For Clarity – Full Day TUG Workshop
July 18 – Grand Rapids


UXPA International Mentorship Program

The next cohort for the UXPA International Mentorship program will start in July!

  • Do you have 5+ years of experience? Are you interested in being a mentor? Shoot an email to mentorship@uxpa.org!
  • Are you interested in having a mentor? Are you a member of UXPA International (or willing to become a member?) Shoot an email to mentorship@uxpa.org.

We’ll also actually send out the formal call when it comes through the UXPA International channels – but in the meantime feel free to reach out to mentorship@uxpa.org.


Jobs!!!

Did you know that UXPA International has a job board?!?!

  • There’s even a Sr UX Researcher position in Kalamazoo if you’re looking for something new…
  • Wanna hang out around Ann Arbor and make a large impact on an old industry? Then Thomson Reuters might be your jam!
    • They’re looking for a UX Designer – for someone starting out in their UX career
    • And not one but two Senior UX designer roles (Sr UX #1Sr UX #2) – we were going to make a Dr. Seuss joke here but restrained ourselves.

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