Giving Day is Coming,
Now's the time to show how much you appreciate how UXRS has helped you learn and grow
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UX Research & Strategy (UXRS) is participating in North Texas Giving Day for the first time. We recently celebrated our 1st birthday, and your support will help us grow and continue to thrive. If you’ve benefited from our educational sessions and networking opportunities, mentoring and career series, or our Slack channel, we invite you to show your support for UXRS by giving during North Texas Giving Day.
About North Texas Giving Day
Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has become an annual event to mobilize nonprofits and givers and engage people in supporting local nonprofits, and create lasting impact in their communities. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Texas, North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the United States. But North Texas Giving Day is for everyone, no matter if you live in north Texas or beyond!
Our goal is to raise $5,000 between September 1 and September 17, 2020.
We invite you to be a part of the event and share in this experience, with us.
We appreciate our donors. And, we want to say thank you!
By donating at least $25, you will be eligible for prizes. Check them out:
And, there’s more. We’ll be giving raffle tickets to donors who give at least $25. We have some great prizes for our givers. Stay tuned for more details!
* You are subsidizing the cost of a ticket for someone else
Ready to give?
Visit our UX Research & Strategy profile page to learn more.
4 ways to give
Support UXRS First Hand
Join us in our biggest fundraiser of the year! Build a FREE page and win a ticket to our exclusive event this fall.
Support UXRS by creating a free and easy “FUNdraising page” to help us raise funds to keep our events free and global, going into 2021.
Thank you for your ongoing support of UX Research and Strategy! Your generous support makes a meaningful difference to our mission of providing accessible educational resources focused on UX research and UX strategy to people around the world.
North Texas Giving Day gives us a chance to introduce our organization to a new audience and raise funds to expand our mission. This year we are asking you to join us by creating a FUNdraising page on UX Research and Strategy’s behalf to share with your networks about why our organization is important to you. These are personalized giving pages housed on the North Texas Giving Day website and connected to our profile. For 2020, we have a goal of raising $5000 during North Texas Giving Day. Will you help us reach that goal?
Creating a FUNdraising page is quick, easy, and can make a HUGE impact on our organization. This video on how to create a FUNdraising page will tell you all you need to know.
When you create your page, share a compelling personal story why UXRS is important to you. Tell others why you are passionate about our mission to educate people!
Once your page is created, make sure to share the URL of your page with your family and friends via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, email. etc. You never know who shares your passion for UX! Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtags #NTxGivingDay and #WhyIGive
Throughout the campaign, it’s important to share updates with your supporters and encourage them to invite family and friends to join you in support. And anytime someone contributes to your campaign, it’s important to thank them!
We are looking forward to making a bigger difference in 2021 and we hope you will join us!
Support UXRS's mission and
take part in North Texas Giving
Day on September 17
UX Research & Strategy is participating, for the first time, in North Texas Giving Day! Since 2009, this region-wide movement of giving has been a staple for growing North Texas nonprofits.
We just celebrated our 1st birthday, and your help and participation in North Texas Giving Day will help us grow out of our infancy and thrive.
North Texas Giving Day is an event that lifts giving and engages the entire North Texas region to support local nonprofits, celebrating the important role they play in strengthening our communities. While our founders make our homes in North Texas, the event is for everyone, no matter the size of your gift - or if you live in North Texas or beyond!
4 ways to support UX Research and Strategy
People have great things to say about UX Research and Strategy's events. Check out this quote from a regular attendee, Chris Ferrell, UX Researcher:
Go to the North Texas Giving Day website to pledge your support and help us continue to bring you more fabulous events in 2021 and beyond.
Join our Slack Channel
Get more involved in the UXRS UX community buy joining us on Slack
Do you have questions about UX research or strategy?
Do you want to help out your UX community by answering questions and providing your expertise?
Do you want to network and meet others who have the same interest in UX research and strategy as you do?
If you answered yes to any of these, then we have the place for you. We have a small, but mighty UX Research and Strategy Slack community. Please join us and become a valued member of our ever growing network and friends and professionals.
Just take a moment to fill our our "Join the URXS Slack Community" form to get your special invitation today. See you in Slack soon!
Gold Sponsor: Mural App
We are excited to announce our partnership with the famed online whiteboard solution
UX Research and Strategy is excited to announce our latest Gold Sponsor, Mural.
What is Mural?
It is an online tool which allows teams to collaborate in a virtual whiteboard-type setting.
Why is Mural so great?
We even had the head of Customer Experience, Jim Kalbach, speak at one of our events, teaching us all about "Jobs to be Done." If you missed it, you can watch the Jobs to be Done video on our YouTube Channel.
Master Your UX Job Interview
Purchase life-time access to this webinar and be ready for your next job interview
What are people saying about The UX Research and Strategy "Master Your UX Job Interview" event? Check it out:
Plus, for one attendee, this webinar was very timely. Because she watched our webinar, she felt more prepared for her upcoming job interview and had her answers prepared in advance – all based on what she heard at this webinar.
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This webinar walks you through some of the most common questions asked in a UX job interview.
Due to requests from the UX Research and Strategy community, we made our "Master Your UX Job Interview " available for purchase on Vimeo. We have a lot of requests for access to watch this webinar from those who did not get the chance to see it live.
We want you to be ready for your UX job interview, and we know that this webinar is jammed pack full of useful tips and tricks on how to prepare your interview answers in advance.
Plus, you'll learn how to create a well- crafted, short and catered elevator pitch so you can tell your interviewer YOUR summary in a snap.
Pop on over to our Vimeo page and buy this on-demand webinar today. You will have access to it as long as the platform exists.
This webinar is ideal for people who just starting out in the field of UX Design, Research or Strategy. It's also great for those who are trying to transition over in to user experience.
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UX Research Portfolio Webinar on Demand
Now you can buy unlimited access to our "Create an Awesome UX Research Portfolio that Tells YOUR Story" webinar on Vimeo
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Due to popular demand, we have made our "Create an Awesome UX Research Portfolio that Tells YOUR Story" webinar available for purchase. We have received a lot of feedback, including from our most recent webinar, that people are interested in watching this UX Research Portfolio webinar.
We want YOU to be job ready for your UX research job interview, and we know that this webinar is jammed pack full of useful tips and tricks on how to put together an awesome research portfolio or case study.
Some of the tips this webinar includes are:
For those who just starting out in the field of UX Research, or those who are trying to transition over, you need to have a UX Research Portfolio to get your foot in the door and get that job interview. This webinar walks you through how to get that portfolio ready.
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Participants provided a number of great feedback points for the event itself, as well as to the montors who volunteered their time.
Guidance on how best to present one's UX experience in a portfolio is hard to find; the feedback from my "workshop partner" was invaluable, as it's based on his actual experience.
[She] gave me so many invaluable tips on how to structure a professional research portfolio. As a UX design student, I found it enormously helpful.
[He] has an extensive design background and does not hesitate to shares genuine, constructive critique and direction of the UX design business.
Receiving critical feedback from a trusted source. I saw A.G. speak at the meet-up on facilitation and knew I was in good hands once I was randomly assigned to her.
Getting honest upfront feedback without the pressure of trying to hire for a job was great.
Sponsor UXRS in 2020
UX Research and Strategy is a 501(c)3, so your donations are tax deductible
UX Research and Strategy is a registered 501(c)(3) org, and was founded by three former co-workers who saw a gap in the local UX market. Based on community feedback, we formed a group that is dedicated to teaching topics in UX research and strategy.
Our goal is to make these topics both approachable and actionable by ensuring our attendees come away with concrete examples of how to to confidently implement user experience research and strategy methods in their day-to-day projects and work.
Sponsorship Advantages for You
• Global reach to thousands of members on social media channels
• Affiliation with fastest growing meetup group in North Texas
• Increase your brand recognition amongst industry professionals
• Build your recruiting database
• Identify additional partnerships with other companies and supporters
• Showcase your technical and UX expertise to the community
• Donations to our 501(c)3 organization are tax-deductible under U.S. law
Interested in helping out and making your mark in the UX community? Contact us now and let's make it happen.
Career Series 2020
Our members asked, we listened
Link to tickets to events can be found on Eventbrite
The UX Research and Strategy group is kicking of 2020 with a series of events to get you ready for a new career in UX, research, strategy and design. Our members have repeatedly told us they want help and tips on how to master an interview and create a portfolio. We are ready to help!
January 29 – In-person meetup in Plano, TX
Demystifying the hiring process with UX hiring managers and recruiters
Ever wonder what hiring managers and recruiters are looking for when they view your resume or portfolio? Do you have a dream job in mind, but are afraid of applying? Now is your chance to ask the hiring pros directly! Get inside tips on how to better position yourself for your next UX Research, Strategy or Design role.
Our expert panel members have worked in a variety of industries and are responsible for cultivating cross-disciplinary UX teams.
February – Online webinar
How to build a UX research portfolio
There are a lot of resources out there on how to build a UX design portfolio. What about about researchers and strategists? What if you don't have those killer design skills that a UX designer has? This webinar is going to help you build that UX researcher portfolio you definitely need.
March 28 – In-person workshop in Irving, TX
Get your UX research portfolio reviewed by a pro
Now that you've watch the webinar and built your UX research portfolio, have a UX professional review it and give you feedback. Maybe you haven't quite put the portfolio all together yet, but have some ideas? That's ok. Bring that too. This is your chance to book some one-on-one time with a professional and have them give you direct, honest and personalized feedback to get your portfolio ready.
April – Online webinar
Mastering your UX job interview questions
There are some tough UX interview questions out there. This online webinar will help you prepare for your next UX job interview. Whether you are a designer, researcher or strategist, knowing your answers in advance will definitely give you a leg up in the process. This webinar will tell you what those questions are and how to think about personalized answers for them. As a bonus, we will also tell you the questions you should ask of your potential employer and what signs to look for in their answers.