Austin UX

User experience, interaction design and other design-related activities

🆕 New to the Austin design community?

😷 It's June 2020 and we're still in the middle of a global pandemic. Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands. Stay home if you can.

✊🏿 Black lives matter. Protest safely, donate, and volunteer. Support local, Black-owned businesses. All design is a political act.

👇 Here's a curated list of active, UX- and design-related organizations and meetups in Austin, as of April 2020:

There are lots more design- and art-related and tool-specific meetups in Austin! But, the above are broadly relevant to UX.

🔗 While many of the above meetups are hosting virtual events right now, some other, dedicated, local, online spaces are:

📕 Then-UXPA president Cory Lebson wrote a nice article about Austin UX for UX Magazine, The Hidden Value of UX Connectors and the Future of Our Community.

📙 The story of Austin UX, some history of the Austin design community, and a call to design better meetups, can be found in the essay Local Communities In Practice and By Design.

🏛 One of the groups studied in that essay, IxDA Austin, ran from March 2009 to August 2018. If you're looking for a classic event, the Wayback Machine should have captures of all that historic design community content, and I have a WARC if anyone is looking to do analysis. Get in touch!

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