Let's Meet Up Virtually: UX Research Meetup & Event Guide September 2023
Check out this September'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 06 | The Role of User Research in Product Development with Michele Ronsen 🆓
- Sep 06 | User Story Workshop: How to Organize a Team of Teams
- Sep 06 | Navigating Your Career Path After a UX Program 🆓
- Sep 07 | UX Research & Strategy JAPAN Seminar: Impact in Research 🆓
- Sep 07 | Virtual Lunch-&-Learn: Wireframing for Everyone Book Authors’ Presentation 🆓
- Sep 07 | Ask Me Anything on UX Research by Michele Ronsen 🆓
- Sep 13 | Creative Research Methods 🆓
- Sep 13 | Empathy is Not Enough: Psychological Insights for UX Researchers 🆓
- Sep 14 | Operations Thinking: Research Operations
- Sep 14 | The Researcher Workspace: User Training 🆓
- Sep 14 | Caring for Mental Health in UX Research 🆓
- Sep 19 | Disco Conf 2023 🆓
- Sep 20 | What Makes Good User Research? 🆓
- Sep 21 | Demystifying UX Research: A Strategic Approach to Business Growth 🆓
- Sep 21 | Research Rumble - Quantitative Skills: Required or Bonus 🆓
- Sep 25 | User-Centred Design & the Data Marketplace: Making User-Centred Decisions 🆓
- Sep 28 | Panel Session: User-Centred Design for Collecting Quality Insights 🆓
- Sep 28 | A Beginner's Guide to Usability Testing 🆓
The Role of User Research in Product Development with Michele Ronsen 🆓
"Join us for an enlightening exploration into the dynamic realm of product development with a focus on the pivotal role of user research. In this engaging event, we're thrilled to welcome Michele Ronsen, a seasoned expert in the field, as she shares her invaluable insights and expertise.
Discover how user research serves as the compass guiding successful product creation, ensuring alignment with user needs, desires, and preferences. Through Michele's deep understanding and real-world examples, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how this essential practice transforms concepts into products that resonate. Don't miss out!"
User Story Workshop: How to Organize a Team of Teams
"By the end of the workshop, all participants should have a shared understanding of how user stories differ from requirements, and how best to use them to plan and deliver work.
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
Prioritize user stories in a user story map"
Navigating Your Career Path After a UX Program 🆓
"Are you an aspiring UX professional who has recently completed a UX program/ course or currently enrolled in one? Join us for an insightful webinar where we'll guide you on navigating your career path after a UX program.
In this 90 minutes power-packed session, we will delve into the crucial aspects of shaping your UX career post-program completion. Our panel of seasoned UX experts and industry professionals will share their valuable insights and experiences, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the journey that awaits you.
Gain a deeper appreciation of the realities and challenges that often accompany the transition from a UX program to the professional realm."
UX Research & Strategy JAPAN Seminar: Impact in Research 🆓
"The goal of a research team is to objectively bring the voice of your audience directly into the innovation process to allow for a greater chance of impact. Impact is our northstar, but it is quite a nebulous concept. I define impact as a significant improvement to the business of product experience that is a direct result of a unique contribution you have made.
This talk will unpack the definition, exploring examples of unique contributions and how to measure success alongside three detailed impactful case studies of research changing the business at both DoorDash and Netflix."
Virtual Lunch-&-Learn: Wireframing for Everyone Book Authors’ Presentation 🆓
"Learn about wireframing from Billy Carlson and Leon Barnard, who recently co-authored Wireframing for Everyone with Michael Angeles. Learn tips on wireframing and collaborating throughout the design process.
12:00 pm CST: Virtual networking via chat
12:05 pm CST: Intro and start
12:45 / 12:50 pm CST: Q&A
1:00 pm CST: Conclude"
Ask Me Anything on UX Research by Michele Ronsen 🆓
"Join Michele Ronsen with Rohit Arora on Zoom in a Fireside Chat format where she answers questions on UX Research. Michele Ronsen is LinkedIn Top Voice 2020.
Michele is Founder at Curiosity Tank. Curiosity Tank is a consulting and education firm specializing in human-centered research, design development, and hands-on learning programs. The company conduct and teach design and user research to people and corporations around the world."
Creative Research Methods 🆓
"Creative methods provide opportunity for the researcher to be more effective at engaging participants in research activities as well as helping to elicit more in-depth and reliable responses.
This webinar will examine a variety of creative research methods and show participants how to use them appropriately at each stage of the research process.
This webinar also provides a reflection opportunity to consider your developing skills as a researcher; your barriers and challenges, which of these are outside your direct control, and how could you think differently about challenges and generate solutions?"
Empathy is Not Enough: Psychological Insights for UX Researchers 🆓
"Empathy is not enough. Learn how to understand better your users with psychology with Tiziana d’Agostino.
In this talk, you will learn some fundamental psychological principles that will allow you to ask better questions and to connect more deeply with your users. Some of the topics include:
• Why you should not believe what your users’ say, but look at what they do
• How emotions can completely override rational decision-making
• The importance of keeping in check biases, yours and theirs
• And more"
Operations Thinking: Research Operations
"This course is about how to work together to define and scale user research processes and practices by applying Operations Thinking.
Operations Thinking is an approach to building, scaling and embedding human centric principles in any organization as they develop and improve new products and services that are informed by user research.
Learn how to use the unique Operations Thinking Canvases to define, embed and scale user research."
The Researcher Workspace: User Training 🆓
"Are you looking for a tool to help you speed up your literature review process? Would you rather invest your time in drawing conclusions or writing instead of spending countless hours on endless reading lists? Join the webinar and meet the Researcher Workspace!
In this webinar you will get a 20 minute demo of the Researcher Workspace followed by a 20 minute Q&A session."
Caring for Mental Health in UX Research 🆓
"Let's start this autumn with a UXR Meetup talk about caring for mental health in UX Research from Dominika Prikrylova, UX Researcher at Kontent.ai. Join us for her talk and learn about:
Strategies for balancing emotional demands in UX research.
Stressing self-care in UX research by acknowledging strengths and achievements.
Exploring feedback's role in mental well-being, seeking external input and self-reflection for growth in UX.
Cultivating a positive research setting for mental health through briefing, debriefing, and seeing challenges as growth chances."
Disco Conf 2023 🆓
"The agenda has launched! Join Disco Conf on September 19 to dive into the spirit of discovery, and how to power product decisions with human-centered insights. Virtual-by-design and fully global. Disco Conf 23 is free to everyone — all you need to do is register to secure your spot and add sessions to your calendar."
What Makes Good User Research? 🆓
"I'll be sharing what we've learnt from our discovery project and my experience over the past year exploring this topic!
Thank you to everyone who has taken part and been involved so far.
Framing the problem - common challenges I've come across in the industry, gaps and opportunities for us to do good research
Sharing what we've learnt - from our discovery research, practical experience and testing over the past year
Collaborative discussion - to talk about what makes good user research, what supports us most to deliver it and what gets in the way"
Demystifying UX Research: A Strategic Approach to Business Growth 🆓
"In this insightful webinar on UX research featuring renowned expert Nikki Andersen, you will discover the true essence of UX research, breaking the myth of perfection and emphasizing the value of embracing imperfection for personal and professional growth.
You will gain a holistic perspective on validation approaches and learn why negativity and challenges are essential for driving innovation, exploring the pivotal role of a researcher as a catalyst for change, guiding teams towards user-centric design decisions.
Behrad and Nikki will candidly discuss the inevitability of mistakes in user research and their transformative potential."
Research Rumble - Quantitative Skills: Required or Bonus 🆓
"Do you need strong quantitative skills to be an effective UX Researcher or is it enough to be a qualitative rockstar? Come prepared to listen, stay curious, and share your perspective on this important topic.
Are you prepared for a UX Research Rumble? This monthly event is specifically designed for UX Researchers to engage in professional discussions about divisive and polarizing topics in the field. Join us to expand your thinking, practice respectful discourse, and connect with peers in the industry."
User-Centred Design & the Data Marketplace: Making User-Centred Decisions 🆓
"Erin Bramwell (CDDO) and Alasdair Gray (TPX - working for CDDO) show how user-centred design features in our work on the Data Marketplace.
In this session, Erin and Alasdair will cover:
A brief introduction to the Data Marketplace and its products - the story so far
High-level user research insights from supplier users (including our partners)
How we’re making user-centred decisions with what we’re learning from our partners
What user research activities we plan on doing during private beta with our partners and other organisations, and why"
Panel Session: User-Centred Design for Collecting Quality Insights 🆓
"The decisions we make when we design our research has a huge impact on everything from the quality of our data to the decision-making process.
It is important that our design choices are user need-led and based on evidence, to ensure that the product or service that we are designing meets the needs of its users.
The panel - made up of social researchers and user researchers from across government - will give a brief insight into their own approaches and experiences of using insights and data to design for users and respondents."
A Beginner's Guide to Usability Testing 🆓
"Our September BC Gov Design Community talk will feature a beginner's talk on usability testing and user research.
About the talk:
We all know by now (or should know) that user research is the foundation for good public services. In this session, we'll talk about the basics of user research and show you how you can do your own usability testing.
Territorial acknowledgement - 5 minutes
Community updates - 5 minute
A beginner's guide to usability testing with Martha Edwards
Breakout rooms / workshop (details to come)"