What is UXPA
is an association of professionals with a mission to advance the usability
profession through education, information, skill-building and improved
methods and practices.
UXPA members believe that usability
should be everyone’s job; that usability should be an integral part
of products and services. We work towards raising awareness of usability’s
role in the global marketplace, in education, and in government.
Members are employed in a wide
variety of fields, including hardware and software design and development;
banking and investing; telecommunications; transportation; marketing;
insurance; education; government services; research; and consulting.
Through networking, publications
and conferences, UXPA can help you achieve your professional goal -- the
development of usable, efficient, effective and economical products and
Regardless of industry or discipline,
we are colleagues in pursuit of a common goal: better products and services,
better working, and better living through usability.
UXPA welcomes all individuals
who apply usability principles in their work. There are several categories
||Who is eligible
in usability-related fields as practitioners, teachers or researchers,
or those interested in promoting usability.
a one-time $25 fee)
in usability-related degree programs at accredited universities
Companies with a corporate membership will receive
a 20% discount on dues and conference registrations for all
Benefits of Membership
Every new member receives the Designing the User Experience poster. There are year-round benefits of membership as well:
focused on usability
UXPA publishes a magazine and a peer-reviewed journal:
Connect to other professionals
UXPA has chapters around the world providing forums, business meetings and
round tables and local meetings, and has a group on LinkedIn, a 1.5 million
member business network.
Attend conferences and
The UXPA annual conference provides five days of innovative presentations,
panels and tutorials geared towards multiple levels of experience. Members
receive reduced rates for the annual conference, held in June each year.
Find a job or hire someone
for your team
UXPA maintains an active, high-quality job bank for usability positions,
and a directory for consultants
Develop your professional
Receive exclusive member discounts
As a UXPA member you can get big savings on software tools, subscriptions, conferences, hardware, and more! See the full list at our discounts page.
Ready to join UXPA?
the online membership form
Phone the UXPA office at +1
Fax a printout of the onine
form to +1 630 351 8490