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  1. An Interview with Alfonso de la Nuez, CEO of UserZoom

    November 23, 2015

    Venture capitalists (VCs) are now investing significant funding in applications that help businesses to evaluate, measure, and improve their product user experiences. On October 15, 2015, leading UX research and testing SaaS platform UserZoom received $34 million in venture financing, led by TC Growth Partners, with investments from Trident Capital, and StepStone Group. This momentous event demonstrates how important user experience has become to the success of products and the businesses that make them. This is exciting news for the UX community! So we thought this would be the perfect time to interview Alfonso de la Nuez, CEO of UserZoom, who is shown in Figure 1. (If you’re wondering why Alfonso has a basketball poised on the tip of his finger, he won a full scholarship to play on the Varsity basketball team at San Jose State University and is still passionate about the game.) Read More

  2. UXnet Local Ambassadors: Building a Global Community One Locale at a Time

    January 9, 2006

    Over the past few decades, we have seen a steady expansion in the number of people who design or evaluate the quality of the user experience of digital products. The popularization of the personal computer in business and at home, the explosion of the Web and Internet applications, and the sudden presence of computer interfaces in everything from medical systems to voting stations to home entertainment centers has greatly accelerated the growth of the user experience (UX) movement.

    The swelling ranks among professionals, academics, and students in user experience provide the potential for a large and diverse global community. However, collaboration among these various constituencies within user experience is neither as widespread nor as easy as it should be. Professional associations, their local chapters, and ad hoc local groups have done much to bring these people together, but the specter of competition among these associations and groups threatens the emergence of a true UX community. Read More

  3. 2013 UX Awards: Who Judged, Who Attended, and Who Won

    July 8, 2013

    This year marked the third year of the User Experience Awards (UX Awards)—a milestone in the evolution and influence of user experience. The UX Awards took place on May 21, 2013, in New York City, and garnered more submissions and attendees than ever, with approximately 350 people attending the event this year.

    Consider the contributions that technology and user experience have made to our culture and the institutions that have arisen to recognize those achievements: The rapid evolution of technology and user experience brought digital media into more households through mainstream adoption of the Internet. So, to celebrate Internet excellence, the Webby Awards began in 1996. As the adoption of digital media has continued its rapid acceleration, digital devices have become ubiquitous in American households. Digital media—whether for art, communications, or practical utility—have transcended any one platform or device. The user experience on and across platforms and devices has received increasing attention, as has the holistic evaluation of the customer experience beyond its online components. In response to the greater attention that user experience has received, the UX Awards—the first awards whose specific purpose is to celebrate exceptional user experiences—held its inaugural event in 2011, in New York City. Read More

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