August Michigan UXPA Newsletter

We have two important announcements this month!

Save the Date for our Detroit Month of Design Event on 9/9/19!

Join Michigan UXPA  on September 9th for our Detroit Month of Design Event “Planning & Cultivating Design Systems” where you’ll learn a systematic framework to plan, promote, and launch a design system and create buy-in for one throughout a company. 

  • Registration will open up next week
  • If you or your company is interested in sponsoring, please contact us at so we can discuss what you would like to do

 Nominations are open for Michigan UXPA Leadership Positions

Michigan UXPA is run by an all-volunteer board of local members and we are seeking smart, strong, visionary board members to join us! Develop your leaderships skills and build up your local connections to educators, corporations, agencies, and other organizations involved in user experience.

If that is you, or someone you know, please nominate yourself or a colleague. Serving on the MiUXPA board will advance your career and help build a strong and welcoming UX community in Michigan

Upcoming Deadlines

Midwest UX 
October 10-12, 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI
Call for Volunteers – ASAP

UXPA International Mentorship Program
September – November, 2019
Application Deadline – August 17

February 2-7, 2020 – Milan, Italy
Submission Deadline – September 8

UX Events Around Michigan

Southeast Michigan

Ladies that UX Detroit Happy Hour
August 7 – Detroit

You will F**k up and That’s Ok (How to be a Male Ally in Tech) with Tech[inclusive]
August 13 – Ann Arbor

Rapid Product Development in the Age of Connected Devices with Pillar
August 15 – Detroit

Detroit Month of Design Events – Highlights

Brand Camp Summit: Rebrand [ Cities. People. Culture. + Tech.]
September 5 – Detroit

Design Dash Detroit
September 9 – Detroit

Multicultural Design in a Re-Emerging City 
September 11 – Detroit

Drinks x Design: Design Crawl
September 12 – Detroit

Smart Cities – Smart Citizens
September 16 – Detroit

Empower Urban Communities Through Design: A Detroit-Denmark Conversation
September 17 – Detroit

Toyota Lecture Series Presents: Dr. John Jordan
September 18 – Detroit

DCDT Talk: Diversity in Design 
September 19 – Detroit

Videogames from Abertay University, Dundee City of Design
September 23 – Detroit

Let’s Jam: Unleashing Ideas to Power Your Business
September 24 – Detroit

Suchi Reddy: Form Follows Feeling Talk 
September 25 – Detroit

re:publica Detroit Conference
September 27-28 – Detroit Also, check out Deborah Edwards-Onoro’s August entry of UX events.


Lansing Experience Design – UX Monthly
August 8 – Okemos

Drinks and Digital Lansing: Website Optimization and UX
September 11 – Lansing

Lansing Experience Design – UX Monthly
September 12 – Okemos

West Michigan

Citizen Labs Hack Night
August 6 – Grand Rapids

The Archives Series – Presenting: Discovery – AIGA West Michigan
August 12 – Saugatuck


TUG Webinar Series: “Let’s talk about Information Architecture with Lynn Boyden”
August 11

UXPA International “Universal Design with Accessibility in Mind”August 23

Drupal Speaker Diversity Workshop
September 21 & 28


College for Creative Studies – Detroit

United Shore – Pontiac

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