Let's meet up virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide October 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we're happy to add it! ✉️
- Sep 29 | Putting users centre stage to enable digital design success 🆓
- Sep 29 | UXR Vocabulary: 100 most essential terms of the effective UX Researcher 🆓
- Oct 04 | Transitioning to Freelance UX Research 🆓
- Oct 05 | Webinar: User Empathy-Based Product Design by Google Product Leader 🆓
- Oct 11 | CCX October Encore UX AUS22 Talk with Natasha Ballantyne PWC Sydney 🆓
- Oct 11 | Leveling Up with UX Strategy 🆓
- Oct 12 | User Research: What? When? How?
- Oct 12 | Examining User Interface Frictions Through Design Principles 🆓
- Oct 13 | User Experience Research and Design: Crucial to Software Development 🆓
- Oct 13 | The Q&As of Quantitative Methods 🆓
- Oct 17 | How to find out what your users really need
- Oct 17 | Webinar: Product Discovery With Data & User Research by Glovo Group PM 🆓
- Oct 18 | Jobs to be Done: A Framework for Building Products People Want 🆓
- Oct 18 | UX Discussion: How to Transition from an Entry to Senior Level Role 🆓
- Oct 19 | Adapt: To shift our perspectives and processes to suit a new world of research 🆓
- Oct 20 | Customer Journey Mapping: Why Now and Not Alone 🆓
- Oct 20 | Building Research Ops from the Ground Up 🆓
- Oct 20 | How to present user research insights to different audiences 🆓
- Oct 20 | The Case (Study) of the Disappearing Signups 🔍 (with Arielle Coambes) 🆓
- Oct 25 - 26 | Disco Conf 🆓
- Oct 26 | 📖 The UX Book Club Book 📖 Mismatch - How Inclusion Shapes Design 🆓
Putting users centre stage to enable digital design success 🆓
"For those seeking tangible insights to drive innovation, gain competitive advantage and build trust with patients or HCPs through research. What you’ll learn: The different approaches to user research and why it matters. How insights are converted into practical solutions to inform decision making. The common pitfalls, how to overcome challenges, selling the idea internally and debunking the myths."
UXR Vocabulary: 100 most essential terms of the effective UX Researcher 🆓
"This event brings UX terms to the table, ones that you should know as a beginner, intermediate or transitioning UX Researcher."
Transitioning to Freelance UX Research 🆓
"Whether you are new to, or experienced in UX, if you are interested in transitioning to freelance work, you are in the right place. Here you will learn strategies to overcome the roadblocks you may be facing and find support from others facing similar challenges. Each month we will focus on a different topic including: work-life balance; how to start life as a consultant; working in a variety of industries; being a working parent and so much more. Join us for an open and welcoming discussion!"
Webinar: User Empathy-Based Product Design by Google Product Leader 🆓
"...However, how do you know whether the individual features you ship each sprint or each quarter are successful? We've got answers to this and more just for you! Main Takeaways: Before you start the design of your product, spend a lot of time understanding the user journeys and pain points. Use quantitative user studies to better understand your product in the early stages of the product design. Form your product hypotheses and use qualitative user studies to validate them..."
CCX October Encore UX AUS22 Talk with Natasha Ballantyne PWC Sydney 🆓
"Building Inclusive Experiences for Everyone. As a special treat for October CCX will be going LIVE for the first time in over 18 months as an Hybrid event of in person and online from the Offices of PWC in Sydney (with a Limited 40 Seats at the PWC offices) with an Encore UX Australia Talk from the Amazing Service Designer Natasha Ballantyne who is at PWC creating humanised digital services that put people first. Natasha will be-sharing the talk and discussion she gave at UX Australia this year on how we can design with, not for, vulnerable people..."
Leveling Up with UX Strategy 🆓
"If you're providing your best research findings and still not getting leadership buy-in, you need to try UX Strategy. We'll discuss what UX Strategy is and how any UXer can use it to produce the best UX outcomes for their user groups."
User Research: What? When? How?
"Learn about user research role in the design process and why all design frameworks advocate that research is embedded in product development"
Examining User Interface Frictions Through Design Principles 🆓
"As users of technology, there are times when our goals feel supported, and we’re guided seamlessly through an interface. But there are times when we experience friction, and instead of being assisted by the system, it burdens us. Friction can be experienced emotionally and cognitively. It can also be experienced through decreased productivity and efficiency. All these diminish user experience.
In this talk, I will share my learnings from examining the various friction-filled interactions that I experienced as a user. I will discuss the different kinds of friction I experienced as a user, the design principles that I used to analyze user experience friction, and the concrete and speculative negative consequences that stem from user experience friction (revenue loss, increased support costs, expensive rework, brand value deterioration, and opportunity cost)..."
User Experience Research and Design: Crucial to Software Development 🆓
"Engineers already know how to build great things and build them right. Research and design with the end user in mind helps engineers understand how to build the right thing. General topics include: What is UX, UI, IA and why you should care; How research supports what you do; How design supports what you do; What to do next."
The Q&As of Quantitative Methods 🆓
"Join us for engaging discussions and case studies related to Quantitative Methods in UX Research. You will gain practical knowledge of when and how to use quant methods as well as learn applicable techniques that are widely used in the industry."
How to find out what your users really need
"...The goal of the webinar is to open doors, trigger questions and spring conversations on the topic of applied user research - especially among non-designers and non-researchers. We will begin with a look at how to kick off and structure lightweight research that is part of the development process.
Second part will focus on some of the most known and simplest to apply research methods. Both quantitative (e.g. surveys, analytics, benchmarking) and qualitative (user interviews and usability heuristics).
Participants will get access to a simple UX plan template, and a checklist and plan for usability testing. Both can be applied in their daily work. Participants will also get the ability to practice research with a qualitative research exercise - to hone their skills and develop empathy for the users."
Webinar: Product Discovery With Data & User Research by Glovo Group PM 🆓
"...This will be a quick but real case study on how we broke down the profitability problem of Glovo and built some innovative solutions through data and research-driven discovery..."
Jobs to be Done: A Framework for Building Products People Want 🆓
"Join Proximity Lab co-founder Nick Allen for a discussion with Jim Kalbach, chief evangelist at MURAL and author of “The Jobs to be Done Playbook” in the latest installment of our Design Conversation Series.
Jim will share insights and field your questions about the Jobs to be Done methodology. We’re giving away copies of his book to the first 20 people who sign up."
UX Discussion: How to Transition from an Entry to Senior Level Role 🆓
"This sub-group of IxDA Atlanta provides a casual environment for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the community of UX. You can participate in the discussion or simply sit back and listen."
Adapt: To shift our perspectives and processes to suit a new world of research 🆓
"Since our last event, the research landscape (and world) has changed in ways none of us could have anticipated. These three years have pushed us all to rethink our approaches, methodology, and overall work style.
Join us on October 19th to hear from leaders—both in and outside of UX—on what truly human-centered innovation will look like in years to come."
Customer Journey Mapping: Why Now and Not Alone 🆓
"Customer journey mapping continues to be a critical part of customer experience management. However, the practice has gotten increasingly complex as the technology used to create customer journey maps has evolved and the use cases for them have grown.
A lot of research, planning, brainstorming and analysis are involved in it. As a result, mapping journeys is no longer the sole responsibility of a single person. To effectively create customer journey maps, organizations need to engage an entire team of skilled professionals from across the organization."
Building Research Ops from the Ground Up 🆓
"We’ll be hosting a panel with two incredible ReOps leaders who will discuss: Their paths into Research Ops; How to show the value of Research Ops; How to define the highest impact ReOps priorities. Join us and learn firsthand how Crystal and Tiffany are building a high-impact Research Ops practice at their organizations."
How to present user research insights to different audiences 🆓
Join us for our next session in October! We will have two exciting talks about UX Research and time to network after that.
This time we have Moira Mastrone, Senior UX Researcher at MediaMarktSaturn and UX Research Mentor at ADPList, as our guest! Moira will walk us through the crucial topic of presenting user research insights and how to make them stick with different audiences. Our second guest will be announced soon.
The Case (Study) of the Disappearing Signups 🔍 (with Arielle Coambes) 🆓
"In this session, we’ll explore a case study -- told as a whodunnit. For two years, Mailchimp faced a meaty business problem that unfolded like a mystery novel. Here’s the police report: In 2018, 75% of Mailchimp’s sign-ups never sent their first email. Researchers and analysts sent surveys, launched dozens of experiments, and conducted interviews and usability tests, but the heart of the problem kept slipping through our fingers. We’ll talk about the methods we applied, the value they added, and even which leads you would have chased. And, spoiler alert: We caught the guy at the end..."
Disco Conf 🆓
"Discovery is a mindset. It transforms questions into decisions, data into stories, and insights into direction.
Join us at Disco Conf to embrace the power in curiosity, collaboration, and continuous learning."
📖 The UX Book Club Book 📖 Mismatch - How Inclusion Shapes Design 🆓
"Join the October virtual meetup on Wednesday 26th @ 8am Dublin / 5pm Melbourne. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes describes how design can lead to exclusion, and how design can also remedy exclusion. Inclusive design methods—designing objects with rather than for excluded users—can create elegant solutions that work well and benefit all."