UX Interest Group forming

I am starting a monthly UX  Interest Group here at Fondren, starting next month. We will have speakers, discussions, webinars; everything to keep UX front and center in the room. As a long-time librarian, I am gathering up some books, and some software sites to be ready!

The UX Interest Group will be useful for anyone that is in the Houston area and wants to meet with people that are doing user experience or thinking about doing user experience, learn about new tools and resources, and generally have a good time! I hope we attract a group of problem solvers who work with usability,  human factors and design issues.

User experience combines user research, such as ethnography, user interviews, stakeholder meetings, and usability tests. When you combine research with project objectives, you will come out with a set of deliverables such as wireframes, personas, and storyboards that will guide you into actionable insights. The bottom line is you will be building things that really matter to our users. UX demands innovation, creativity, passion and commitment!

More information coming soon on time, date, and the summer schedule. Hope you can join us!

Books:

Don’t make me think!: a common sense approach to Web usability. Krug, Steve. New Riders Pub., 2006.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. (on order)

Global UX : design and research in a connected world. Quesenbery, Whitney. Morgan Kaufmann, 2012.

Observing the user experience : a practitioner’s guide to user research. Kuniavsky, Mike. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2003. QA76.9 .H85 K86 2003.

Sketching user experiences: the workbook. Greenberg, Saul. Elsevier Science, 2012

The inmates are running the asylum. Cooper, Alan. Sams, 2004.

Undercover user experience : learn how to do great UX work with tiny budgets, no time, and limited support. Bowles, Cennydd. New Riders, 2011. QA76.9 .U83 B69 2011.

Videos: A great list of UX videos is at Smashing Magazine.

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About effervescentlibrarian

UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
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