Let's meet up virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide December 2021

Let's meet up virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide December 2021

November 29, 2021
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Check out this December's virtual talks, meetups, networking events, and conferences around UX Research. πŸ” πŸŽ„

This guide focuses on pure UX Research events and doesn’t include general UX events on purpose. Also, we focused on events that are primarily held in English. Most of the included meetups are free, but we also added some announced events with a comparatively low fee and specific UX Research conferences.

Dec 01

Measuring UX - Current State and Future Opportunities πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 1, 2021, 5:40 PM (UTC) Β· 2 hours
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Organized by: UX Schweiz - Basel Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"What is UX made up of? There seems to be little agreement about which aspects are central to the user experience. One way to better understand how UX can be conceptualized is to examine its measurement in scientific research. In this talk, Sebastian Perrig will present the results of a systematic quantitative literature review of papers that study UX using survey scales. Results, further, suggest that little common terminology exists. In addition, there appears to be no consensus on what specific survey scales are best suited for measuring UX. These findings have several implications for UX research and practice that this talk will also address."

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Dec 01

Discussion on the different Design Disciplines and their relations πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 1, 2021, 6:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: Ladies that UX Utrecht Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"User Experience Design (UX), Customer experience (CX), Interaction Design (IxD), Behaviour Design, UI design, Visual Design (VD), Service design (SD), Product design (PD), Conversation Design (CD) … confused yet?! uan Fernando Pacheco's post with the diagram of Albina Cholak went viral (well... so to speak) a few weeks ago. It started a discussion on LinkedIn and in our own organizing team. Articles and diagrams were exchanged and we would like to hear YOUR opinion as well!"

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Dec 01

User Experience Evaluation πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 1, 2021, 6:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1,5 hours
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Organized by: YouthREX
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Price: Free

"How can evaluations of youth programs be enhanced by User Experience (UX) Design? What are emerging UX Design methods and tools for better understanding participants of youth programs? YouthREX is excited to partner with professional information designer Chris Lysy to offer this interactive webinar on User Experience (UX) Design in the evaluation of youth programs."

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Dec 01

UXRS Holiday Networking Party πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 1, 2021, 11:00 PM (UTC) Β· 2 hours
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Organized by: UX Research and Strategy
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Price: Free

"Join UXRS for some holiday networking cheer! Come celebrate a great year of UX learning and meet some new people to network with in 2022!"

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Dec 02

How Pinterest transformed their UX using new research methodology πŸ†“

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Date: Thu, December 2, 2021, 6:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: NewtonX
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Price: Free

"Join Sascha Eder, CEO of NewtonX, and Kitty Z Xu, Quantitative User Experience Lead at Pinterest, for an eye-opening discussion about how the Pinterest team combated data hazards and found success with B2B research by thinking beyond the traditional panel. Using a new B2B methodology, β€œCustom Recruiting”, the Pinterest UX team reoriented their research processes in order to make business decisions with confidence β€” and positively impact their bottom line. Throughout the event, you’ll uncover the actionable steps and strategies to solve some of your most prominent B2B research problems."

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Dec 03

Book Discussion - First half of "Its Our Research. Getting Stakeholder Buy-in" πŸ†“

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Date: Fri, December 3, 2021, 11:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: Tech Fleet - Happy Hour Book Club Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"For this meeting we will be discussing the first half of the book "It’s Our Research: Getting Stakeholder Buy-In for User Experience Research Projects" chapters 1 -3. Discussion questions to consider: What do you think this book does well? What are some of your dislikes about the book or what you disagree with? Are there any quotes that stand out to you? Why?What were some of the new things you learned?"

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Dec 04

Emotional Design - 101 : Designing for Emotions πŸ†“

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Date: Sat, December 4, 2021, 4:30 AM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: Mindful UX @Kalsify Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"How can we understand what motivates the users and then create products can influence those motivators, paving the way to competitive advantage and growth.

That’s what designers have to keep in mind aiming at user-friendly products. In this session, I will cover: Understanding Emotions in Design. Levels of Emotional Design. How to apply Emotional Design. Design positive emotional experiences."

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Dec 05

How to choose the right UX Research method? πŸ†“

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Date: Sun, December 5, 2021, 11:30 AM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: Design Sundays Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"Choosing the right UX Methodology can be hard, and who really decides what is the β€œright” method, after all? Narrowing down the right methodology, and comparing a few will definitely help you understand when do we have to choose a particular UXR method.

About the Mentor-She is Vasudha Shah, a UX Researcher at Ola. We all get confused about the right kind of methodology to use, just like how we were while figuring out which career path we needed to pursue. 3 Takeaways from the session: Identifying the research problem effectively. Parameters of choosing the β€œright” UX Research methodology. Understanding the life of a UX Researcher."

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Dec 06

Product Research Rules! // UX Book Passion Talk πŸ†“

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Date: Mon, December 6, 2021, 4:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: CPHUX Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"E-meet Aras Bilgen & C Todd Lombardo and hear their story behind the book Product Research Rules"

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Dec 07

Accessible UXR: Conducting UXR with People Who Have Invisible Differences

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Date: Tue, December 7, 2021, 5:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Curiosity Tank
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Price: $10-$24

"Invisible differences – such as sensory, learning, and cognitive – are part of a spectrum of experiences for which there’s no singular solution for accommodation. So how can user experience research practices aim for accessibility for all? Join us to discuss important strategies for conducting user research with people who have a spectrum of invisible differences. There are no one-size-fits-all accommodations, but experts Meryl Evans and Nikki Nolan share their best practices for both living with their own invisible disabilities and working with this important population. Curiosity Tank founder and UX researcher and educator Michele Ronsen leads the discussion."

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Dec 07

User Research Taster Dec 2021 πŸ†“

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Date: Tue, December 7, 2021, 6:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Diverse and Equal Group
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Price: Free

"The User Researcher works with the users of a service -- this can be customers, colleagues, members etc., asking open-ended questions to uncover needs, behaviours and motivations. This information is then used by the team to ensure that whatever is being created fits the users' needs. Through a mixture of exercises and group work, led by a professional, you will learn and about and experience part of how User Researchers work. You don't need any prior experience, just a pen, some paper and an open mind."

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Dec 07

Embracing User Empathy in Enterprise Products by LinkedIn Sr PM πŸ†“

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Date: Tue, December 7, 2021, 10:00 PM (UTC) Β· 0,5 hours
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Organized by: Product School
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Price: Free

"When you build products for the enterprise, the person buying your product is generally not the same person who will be using your product. This means your solution has to meet criteria that might check all of the buyers' boxes but only some of the users' boxes. Understanding how to balance the needs of your buyers, stakeholders, and the business, against those of your users can be tricky, but at the end of the day, if you don't take care of your users, they will become the loud, squeaky wheel that forces your buyers to look elsewhere. Learning how to lead with user empathy when building enterprise products means you will need to know: How to create a culture of user empathy. How to connect user needs with business impact. How to assess and communicate value of prioritizing user needs."

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Dec 07

December 2021 UX Design Meetup: Redirecting a moving train πŸ†“

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Date: Tue, December 7, 2021, 11:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: Gainsville UX Design Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"Come join us for an evening of conversation surrounding UX/UI Design and UX Research. We have an opportunity to join together UX and UI developers and those interested in learning more. Pavi Logeswaran, Product Designer at Shopify will speak on: Redirecting a moving train: Influence without authority. A personal tale of overcoming fears, learning from defeat, and persevering. After being the passenger on many projects and not taking the wheel, I decided to take a different turn this time. I'll share ways to lead by influence without authority and how to build solid and long-lasting relationships with your team remotely, to result in a healthier product experience."

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Dec 08

UX in Enterprise Agility πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 8, 2021, 12:00 AM (UTC) Β· 1,5 hours
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Organized by: IxDA Triangle Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"While Agile continues to gain adoption across enterprise products, user experience is often still moving through layers of approvals, series of handoffs and a vacuum of knowledge. The result? Designs that can't be built, long change processes, mismatched expectations and frustration for everyone – including the users. Through this talk, you will look at the shortcomings of various engagement models and how UX can be integrated into enterprise product development processes and work within the Scrum Values. You will hear about a range of real work experiences with products at different stages and how integrating UX was able to change the course and ultimately deliver a better experience."

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Dec 08

Athens UX meetup no35 | UX maturity in organizations πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 8, 2021, 5:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1,5 hours
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Organized by: Athens UX Meetup Community
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Price: Free

"A high-level UX maturity won’t happen overnight. It takes smart, strategic planning, perseverance, and the orchestration of multiple parallel work tracks. Most importantly, you need the buy-in. Without it, there will be resistance, and the stronger the resistance, the longer the process to get there. So how can you tell if it’s even worth the investment of time and effort? Is your organization even ready for UX maturity? Thankfully there are frameworks and tools to help you diagnose its current state and monitor if you’re on the right track".

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Dec 08

"SERVICE BLUEPRINT: Many Birds with One Stone" with Martina Mitz πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 8, 2021, 5:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1 hour
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Organized by: UXPressia
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Price: Free

"A Service Blueprint is a type of an Experience Map that gives a deeper look at the organizational response to the User/Customer Journey. The method is suitable when there isn't much actual user research to start with, especially when parallel teams are working on similar projects and there is a lack of joined effort and strategy. A Service Blueprint talk can be facilitated by anyone involved or interested in UX-strategical work."

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Dec 08

UX Crunch Panel Accessibility πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 8, 2021, 6:00 PM (UTC) Β· 3 hours
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Organized by: Tech Circus Meetups
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Price: Free

"Assistive technology has revolutionised the way in which we interact with our devices. Design constraints and guidelines should be a part of your common design practice and should always be considered when evaluating the product or service. From keyboard-only users to users to those with sensory issues, it's crucial to keep all abilities in mind when designing, to ensure that everyone's needs are recognised, valued and met."

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Dec 09

Designing Inclusive Research πŸ†“

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Date: Thu, December 9, 2021, 7:00 PM (UTC) Β· 2 hours
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Organized by: Ladies that UX Bristol Meetup Group
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Price: Free

"Join us on Thursday December 9th for a discussion on Inclusive research practice. Talks from: Claire Barrett is a Senior UX consultant at cxpartners interested in Design, inclusivity, mental health and workplace culture. She'll be sharing her experiences of inclusive research recruitment practices. Emma Howell is UCD principle at Made Tech. Part UX research nerd, Full equity advocate, Emma will share from her wealth of experience of inclusive research."

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Dec 15

UX Crunch at Home: Lean UX & Agile πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 15, 2021, 6:00 PM (UTC) Β· 2 hours
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Organized by: The UX Crunch
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Price: Free

"Lean UX can be one of the first steps enforced into the design process and offers the product team the opportunity to explore multiple design directions, to help decipher which design solution may work best before having to commit to building anything. Join our wonderful speakers as they unpack the ways that they utilise lean and agile practices in the development of products to explore the ways in which you can build upon errors and findings to better further your design process."

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Dec 15

How to get a UX Research Job: Panel Discussion πŸ†“

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Date: Wed, December 15, 2021, 6:00 PM (UTC) Β· 1,5 hours
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Organized by: UXinsight
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Price: Free

"Trying to get into UX research? Or looking for a new UX research opportunity? Navigating UX research job search can be challenging. You may not know what is expected, how to be attractive for employers, face rejections or difficulties breaking into the field. Learn what you can do to prepare for the application process and increase your chances of getting hired as a UX Researcher."

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