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    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Foundry - 1831 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

    Design for good or evil

    A product’s design can be clear or confusing; fun or frustrating; helpful or harmful. As user experience professionals, we help determine a person’s interaction with and reaction to the technology, products and services they use each day. 

    But a well-designed product doesn’t just happen. It involves research, planning, design and development. It recognizes that every user is unique, while also knowing a common thread among most people exists. 

    Our work often happens behind the scenes, but the results are front and center. So, will our work enlighten or endanger its users? Will our designs improve lives or make them more difficult? Will our products and projects be a force for good—or for evil?

    The 13th annual World Usability Day (WUD) event will be celebrated globally on November 8, 2018. Programs will be organized in over 40 countries around the world. The Northeast Ohio chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA CLE) has been hosting a special event since 2005 for members and associated students, professionals and user advocates in the region. This year’s all-day event will be held at The Foundry, in downtown Cleveland.


     Time  Event  Speaker
    8:00 AM
    8:45 AM
    Registration & Breakfast  
    8:45 AM
    9:00 AM
    Opening Announcements
    9:00 AM 10:00 AM Opening Keynote: Tech Ethics for the Rest of Us Curt Arledge
    10:00 AM 10:10 AM Break/Visit Sponsor Booths  
    Track 1
    10:10 AM 11:00 AM
    Lessons from the Bedroom: UX Design from Human Intimacy Xyla Foxlin
    Parihug/Beauty & the Bolt
    Track 2
    10:10 AM 11:00 AM
     Virtual Reality - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Nick Dauchot
    Balance Innovation & Design
    11:00 AM 11:10 AM  Break/Visit Sponsor Booths  
    Track 1
    11:10 AM 12:00 PM
    Designing Trustable AI Experiences
    Carol Smith
    Uber ATG

    Track 2
    11:10 AM 12:00 PM
    Make Your Customers Dance: The Key to User Experience is Knowing Your Audience Marc Majers
    Hyland Software
    12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch/Visit Sponsor Booths  
    Track 1
    1:00 PM 1:50 PM
    Making Your Design Process Holistic and Iterative Natalie Lew
    Track 2
    1:00 PM 1:50 PM
    This is Your Brain On UX: How design can foster an unhealthy (and unethical) addiction, and how to avoid it. Alaina Phillips
    1:50 PM 2:00 PM Break/Visit Sponsor Booths  
    Track 1
    2:00 PM 2:50 PM 
    Accidentally Evil Nicole Capuana
    Track 2
    2:00 PM 
    2:50 PM
    Research for Empathy Driven UX Strategy - The Human Side of Healthcare Decision Making Matthew Russo
    Medical Mutual
    2:50 PM 3:00 PM Break/Visit Sponsor Booths  
    3:00 PM 4:00 PM Closing Keynote: How to Sell Your Ideas to Anyone Zack Naylor
    4:00 PM 4:30 PM Closing Announcements and Raffle  
    4:30 PM Networking - Brick and Barrel  


    The Foundry
    1831 Columbus Road
    Cleveland, OH. 44113


    UXPA Members: $135
    Non-Members: $165
    WUD & One Year UXPA Cleveland Membership: $180
    Students: $100

    Free at The Foundry. There are two parking lots available, one on each side of the building. Entry to The Foundry is on Columbus Road off the smaller parking lot on the left of the building.


    To the Foundry from your location


    You may cancel and receive a full refund up to 30 days before the event (October 8, 2018). Within 30 days before the event you can receive a 50% refund up until one week prior to the event. There will be no refunds within a week of the event.


    A special thank you to all of our sponsors for their support of World Usability Day 2018 event and of UXPA Cleveland. This event would not be possible without their generous support. 

    Platinum Sponsors:


    Silver Sponsors:


    HireTech Group Logo

    Bronze Sponsors:

    Beacon Hill Technologies logo

    In Kind Sponsors:

        axure logo Rosenfeld LogoO'Reilly

    SketchORCAA logo          

    Nir & Far logo

    Become a Sponsor

    Want to be a sponsor of WUD 2018? To learn how you can become a sponsor of WUD 2018, download the sponsorship form.


    Student Scholarship

    UXPA Cleveland's World Usability Day conference is an ideal opportunity to expand your education. But as a college student, we realize your budget may be strapped. Want to spend the day surrounding yourself with knowledge—and a talented network? You could earn a scholarship to attend our all-day event. To apply, submit an essay (500 words or fewer) explaining why you would like to attend World Usability Day and what you hope to gain from the experience.

    Deadline to submit your essay: October 1, 2018

    Please email your essay to president@uxpacleveland.org. Decisions will be made by UXPA Board and will be announced on October 15, 2018.

Past events

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Building a Better Online Experience—for Everyone
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 How to Get Your Customers to Successfully Complete Surveys
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Explore Your Inner Maker
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Hands-on UX
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 UXPA Evening of Networking
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Using the Wisdom of Ants to Build Successful Products
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Differentiating Yourself in Today's Competitive Job Market
Thursday, February 08, 2018 February 2018 Event
Thursday, November 09, 2017 November - World Usability Day 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 October Social & Networking Event
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Artificial Intelligence Beyond the Hype
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 August - No Event this Month
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Five Misconceptions of User Research
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Women in Technology: Common Challenges, Successes & Opportunities
Thursday, May 25, 2017 UX Beyond Digital Interfaces
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Designing for VR: A First Take
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 How Can UX Fit into Agile?
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Product Managers on UX Success
Thursday, November 10, 2016 November - World Usability Day 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 October - Mix & Mingle Networking Night
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 September - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What UX Managers Look for in Finding Talent
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 July - Defining UX in Your Organization
Thursday, June 23, 2016 June - How to Not Suck at User Onboarding: Patterns and Anti-Patterns Explored
Thursday, May 19, 2016 AB Testing Tips & Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Car UX: Talking to Cars
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Digital Strategy in Healthcare & Enterprise Retail
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Prototyping Tool Comparison: Axure and InVision
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Design Workshop and Social

Cancellation Policy

For monthly UXPA Cleveland events – UXPA Cleveland is not able to refund nonmembers if they cannot make the event.  

For World Usability Day – UXPA Cleveland can only issue a refund up to two weeks before the event.

Thank you for your understanding.

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