Let's Meet Up Virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide January 2024
Check out this January's virtual talks, meetups, networking events, and conferences around UX Research. 🔍
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.
Did we miss one? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and we're happy to add it! ✉️
- Jan 04 | Chat with Angela (Guest Amanda Stockwell): UX Strategy & Research 🆓
- Jan 04 | How to Successfully Pivot to UX Design or UX Research in 6 Months 🆓
- Jan 05 | How to Write a UX/UI/UX Research Case Study: Live Demo 🆓
- Jan 09 | My Unconventional Journey into UX 🆓
- Jan 10 | Let's Do Design Research Right in 2024!
- Jan 10 | Interviewing Users: Evolving Perspectives and Umpteen Paths
- Jan 11 | Accelerating Jobs To Be Done Research with AI with Jim Kalbach
- Jan 16 | How to Write and Use User Stories 🆓
- Jan 18 | A Berlin Story: Applying Critical Thinking to Solve Wicked Problems 🆓
- Jan 18 | User Research: What? When? How?
- Jan 23 | The UX Book Club Book: Unmasking AI by Joy Buolamwini 🆓
- Jan 24 | Do You Want to Be A UXR Consultant? 🆓
- Jan 30 | Empathetic UX: Merging Gamified Research and Social Responsibility 🆓
Chat with Angela (Guest Amanda Stockwell): UX Strategy & Research 🆓
"Come join us for a chat about the intersection of Business Analysis, Agile, UX Strategy & UX Research, and Product Ownership. Amanda and I are excited to bring a candid chat to you about how these concepts come together in our work and the skills needed to make it all happen!"
How to Successfully Pivot to UX Design or UX Research in 6 Months 🆓
"Learn how to successfully pivot into UX design or UX research in 6 months. At Ideate Labs, we help you land 6-figure UX job offers or coach you till you get it.
Here's what you'll learn:
Mindset shifts needed to successfully pivot
Successful student stories
Tips on how to break into UX
How to Write a UX/UI/UX Research Case Study: Live Demo 🆓
"What makes for a great UX portfolio case study? How to write great case studies that speak to the audience? Join Khrys to learn more!
In this talk, we:
1. Discuss how to put together a portfolio.
2. Give examples of great case studies + how to write one.
3. Offer helpful resources."
My Unconventional Journey into UX 🆓
"As we step into 2024, we're thrilled to invite you to an inspiring evening with Dale Husband, a fellow UX Researcher, career switcher, and the voice behind the popular UX podcast, UXR Minds.
In this casual evening chat, Dale will walk us through his journey into UX. He'll talk about the real struggles and uncertainties he faced, the ups and downs, and the thought process that led him through each stage of his career shift."
Let's Do Design Research Right in 2024!
"You'll learn how to:
Approach design research in challenging and chaotic times
Identify what you really need to know
Formulate and prioritize your questions
Understand how to use quantitative and qualitative data together
Choose research methods and activities
Improve collaboration across disciplines
Convince decision-makers of the value of learning"
Interviewing Users: Evolving Perspectives and Umpteen Paths
"The research industry has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Join us for a practical and inspirational event as we unravel these shifts, delve into the often overlooked nuances, and talk about the motivations that fueled the second edition of Interviewing Users."
Accelerating Jobs To Be Done Research with AI with Jim Kalbach
"Jobs to be Done (JTBD) is a holistic framework for identifying opportunities for innovation-led growth. Because the approach is product agnostic it’s particularly well-suited for research complemented with AI tools, such as ChatGPT. Many researchers have used AI tools in novel ways over the past year with very encouraging results, greatly accelerating customer discovery efforts and the ability to pinpoint unmet market needs. This presentation first outlines a foundational framework for JTBD and then demonstrates how AI can complement the basic approach to find human-centric opportunities."
How to Write and Use User Stories 🆓
"User stories are used to help identify, understand and manage the work of a development team in building valuable software products and digital services.
They have become commonplace and used as an alternative to traditional requirements.
In this short course we provide an overview of user stories, explaining what they are and how to use them."
A Berlin Story: Applying Critical Thinking to Solve Wicked Problems 🆓
"Attacking real world problems with strategic thinking and a systematic process is mission critical for gaining a competitive advantage. This talk covers both the Dos and Don'ts of Discovery Phase techniques and how to make them work for you and your teams."
User Research: What? When? How?
"You will learn:
What is user research and its value in product development,
What are various user research activities,
What are user personas and their value in the design process and much more!
By the end of this webinar you will feel confident in knowing which user research methodologies to apply and when, how to conduct user research, present findings and embed insights in design work."
The UX Book Club Book: Unmasking AI by Joy Buolamwini 🆓
"Join our global book club online event on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 8 AM Dublin time or 7 PM Melbourne time, as we discuss "Unmasking AI" by Joy Buolamwini.
This eye-opening book reveals the need for inclusive technology design and the dangers of biased AI systems. Join us for a conversation about the intersection of technology, ethics, human rights and how we can shape an equitable digital future together."
Do You Want to Be A UXR Consultant? 🆓
"The decision to become a UXR Consultant can be a difficult one to make. If you choose to leap, when is the best time and should you start on a part-time basis or jump right into full-time? Join UXR consultant Danielle Cooley from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm ET to discuss this important topic."
Empathetic UX: Merging Gamified Research and Social Responsibility 🆓
"In the rapidly changing field of UX design, this event explores how empathetic design can effectively address the needs of individuals facing trauma and complex situations.
Talk 1 - Empathy by Design: Janice Hannaway and Jane Reid, co-founders of ResearchU Training Academy, will discuss integrating social responsibility - in trauma-informed UX practices. They bring extensive experience in trauma-informed user research and ethical design practices.
Talk 2 - Complexity to Clarity: Benjamin Basseches, Sr. UX Researcher at Workiva, will share his experience in defining product vision through immersive research and gamified methods, especially in complex enterprise software contexts.
Talk 3 - Evangelizing UX at a Growing Company: This talk will cover the challenges and strategies for advocating UX in smaller companies, where investment in user experience can be significant."