Let's Meet Up Virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide October 2023
Check out this October'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 email@example.com and we're happy to add it! ✉️
- Oct 03 | Exploring UX Research & UX Design Career Paths 🆓
- Oct 06 | Over the Rainbow — UX Research Showcase 2023 🆓
- Oct 10 | User Story Workshop
- Oct 11 | How to Conduct Efficient User Research for Sustainable Innovation 🆓
- Oct 11 | UX Book Club: "The Design Of Everyday Things" by Don Norman 🆓
- Oct 12 | Operations Thinking — Research Operations
- Oct 12 | Transitioning into a Career in UX 🆓
- Oct 13 | The Future of UX Research: What's Next? 🆓
- Oct 14 | User Research: What? When? How?
- Oct 17 | Starting a UX Business
- Oct 18 | A Human Needs Check on Sustainability 🆓
- Oct 18 | Researching a Complex Market: Adapting UXR Techniques for Agribusiness 🆓
- Oct 19 | Assessing Opportunity Size for Accessibility User Needs 🆓
- Oct 19 | UX Research Drills: Acing the Interview
- Oct 23 | A Day in the Life as a UX Researcher at Google 🆓
- Oct 28 | The Research Challenge: Planning UX Research
Exploring UX Research & UX Design Career Paths 🆓
"In this interactive workshop we explore:
Your current background and goals
What you can do to rebrand your past work into a UX research or UX design career path
Working in UX for startups, agencies and corporate
A blueprint to breaking into UX and earning a 6-figure salary"
Over the Rainbow — UX Research Showcase 2023 🆓
"Our RUXSTARS researchers will be sharing their insights on the current job market and hiring climate from a uniquely queer lens. Come and ask questions on the latest findings from two eight-month research projects made especially for our community!"
User Story Workshop
Co-create a meaningful vision
Identify and describe user roles
Define and discuss user stories and their life cycle
Create, evaluate, and refine user stories
Write acceptance criteria and tests for user stories
Identify common story “smells” and update stories
Prioritize user stories in a user story map"
How to Conduct Efficient User Research for Sustainable Innovation 🆓
"Join our webinar to understand the attitude - behaviour gap in sustainable consumption and how user research methods and best practices can help you gain a deeper understanding of your target audience, fast track the validation of your assumptions to design and scale your sustainable solution faster.
Understanding the attitude behaviour gap in sustainable consumption
User Research, testing and experimentation tools overview
Step by step approach of a user research project
Q & A"
UX Book Club: "The Design Of Everyday Things" by Don Norman 🆓
"Hello UX enthusiasts!
We're thrilled to announce the inaugural event of our online UX Book Club! For our first gathering, we've chosen a classic that has shaped the world of design and user experience: "The Design Of Everyday Things" by Don Norman. Whether you're a seasoned UX professional, a budding designer, or just someone curious about the world of design, we're excited to have you join us. Let's come together to celebrate the world of UX and the genius of Don Norman!"
Operations Thinking — Research Operations
"This comprehensive 3-hour online course is tailored for digital design professionals seeking to enhance their user research processes and practices using Operations Thinking. In this course, participants will learn how to collaboratively define, scale, and embed user research operations within their organizations, ensuring human-centric design principles guide the development of innovative products and services."
Transitioning into a Career in UX 🆓
"Thinking about transitioning into a UX career? Ladies That UX DC has gathered a panel of our members who have successfully transitioned from careers in graphic design, fashion, and education into User Experience Design and Research roles.
Join us on October 12 as we chat with five UX professionals about their journeys, hearing about what worked and what they would have done differently if they could transition again. You’ll get solid advice as we explore topics such as bootcamps & Masters programs, applying to jobs, interviewing, and challenges our panelists experienced when breaking into UX."
The Future of UX Research: What's Next? 🆓
"Join us for a panel discussion with UX leaders from as they discuss the most important trends shaping UX research today. Learn what industry leaders are tracking and doing to stay relevant and effective.
We'll explore topics such as:
The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning in UX research
Increasing importance of diversity and inclusion in UX research
Making the business case for UX research in today’s environment
UX research ethics into the future
This is a must-attend event for UX leaders who want to stay ahead of the curve."
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
when to start planning and when is the best time to conduct user research
how to write a research plan
how to conduct research
how to present research findings to your team and stakeholders
how to incorporate insights from research in designs
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."
Starting a UX Business
"Are you thinking about starting your own UX business or freelancing? Not sure if you want to go full-time on your own or have a side hustle? Not sure how to get started and what the field needs? Not sure what you can contribute to the field when you are not an in-house employee? Join us for this remote 2-hour workshop in which 4 successful UX consultants will share how to get started, tips and tricks to be relevant and successful, and rookie mistakes that you should avoid.
Attendees will gain knowledge and have a framework to help launch their own independent UX business now or in the future! Worksheets and/or slides will be shared with attendees."
A Human Needs Check on Sustainability 🆓
"A Human Needs check on sustainability: Which needs inhibit and which stimulate sustainable behavior?
Our head says we must act more sustainably, but we often do the opposite. Why? The 77 Human Needs system help us to understand this contradiction and to find the right answers. Using examples from our everyday lives, I would like to discuss with you which needs are satisfied by sustainability and which ones are getting in the way of sustainable action. The good news is: where needs collide, the field is wide open for innovative design. There is hardly anything people are more grateful for than a solution to their need conflicts."
Researching a Complex Market: Adapting UXR Techniques for Agribusiness 🆓
"Join us this October for an engaging virtual UXR Meetup where we'll delve into researching a complex market, drawing inspiration from the agribusiness sector. Our speakers, Nathalia Ilovatte, Content Designer, and Nick Alonso-Emanuel, Product Designer at Syngenta, will share valuable insights on:
Preparing for Qualitative Research: Learn how to excel in qualitative research by mastering the technical nuances of your subject matter.
Seasonal Methodologies: Discover techniques for developing research methodologies tailored to users available only during specific seasons.
Surveying Across Continents: Explore strategies for conducting surveys with users scattered across different continents.
Global Team Dynamics: Gain insights into the advantages and challenges of conducting research within a global, multi-product team."
Assessing Opportunity Size for Accessibility User Needs 🆓
"In this talk, we’ll report an end-to-end overview of how we used this approach to learn about the user needs for people who use assistive technology, including:
Why we chose the metrics to include in the surveys;
Pre-test pilots we ran to ensure the method would be feasible for our target populations, and result in reasonable data quality;
Iterations we made to our survey design to adhere to policy guidelines for the survey tool we used, including restrictions around asking about disability/medical status; and
High-level learnings from our survey results."
UX Research Drills: Acing the Interview
"In this fast-paced 90-minute session, we will practice interview questions that have been used in real-life job interviews. Jen Romano, Ph.D., prior UXR Lead at Google, Facebook, Instagram, Bridgewater, and US Census Bureau will drill the group and provide real-time feedback on how to improve responses and think about the topics.
After this session, you will be able to think quickly about various scenarios that are frequently asked about in UX Researcher job interviews.
This session is intended for anybody interested in improving their interview skills for UX Research roles."
A Day in the Life as a UX Researcher at Google 🆓
"Ever wondered what it’s like to be a UX Researcher at one of the world’s leading tech companies, Google?
In this webinar, we’ll take you behind the scenes of Google’s UX Research environment and the role it plays in shaping user-centric products and services!
You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily activities and challenges of a Google UX Researcher and gain firsthand insights into their impact.
Our special guest speaker, Natalia Filvarova, will share her personal journey and experiences of transitioning from a career in lab and neuroscience to becoming a successful UX Researcher."
The Research Challenge: Planning UX Research
"In this 3-hour workshop, you will work in small instructor-led groups to determine the best research approaches to solve real industry problems. Our three UX Research experts will guide you through the process of choosing methods - remote and in-person - and designing studies. You will work in small groups and by yourself with the goal of getting different perspectives about UX Research projects. You will share your proposed projects and get feedback from peers and industry experts."