Bring your community to the global stage in 2022
With overwhelming support from over two dozen local UX communities, the 24 Hours of UX event in 2021 is filled up! Check out the schedule page to see who’s participating.
If you are a grassroots UX community, we’d still like to hear from you – for our event in 2022.
We are a non-profit of communities, built for the communities. Our goal is to provide a global stage for grassroots UX communities, and to showcase UX stories from the field through them. Because we’ve all seen the shiny, the perfect, the ideal – but we rarely get to see the real and the different. From Malaysia to the US, from Switzerland to New Zealand, from Japan to Belarus, we want to show the world not just the global successes, but also the local peculiarities, struggles, and golden nuggets.
The local qwirks, cultural aspects, user mindsets, or usage characteristics, that the world may not know anything about. Example topics could be: Cultural perspectives of design; The local web – peculiarities in UX based on local business, culture, language; Design leadership in the developing world; etc.
Never-ending learning is the hallmark of our practice. How do you make this happen? Example topic may include: Challenges absolved – case studies of a formidable problem that your team overcame; Academic research; Methods for continuous education within a design team; Fuck-up hours – how we failed and what we learned from it; etc.
We are more than the sum of our parts. What did you achieve with a community of users, or as a community of designers? Topic thought-starters: Perspectives and achievements of local design communities; Academia vs. Industry – knowledge transfer or parallel worlds?; Ethical Design & Inclusion; etc.
We are not machines, but we still need to function well-oiled. How is design fitted into an organization, and how is smooth functioning achieved? Topics could be, but are not limited to: Operations – making design efficient and effective; Fundamentals of UX measurement & reporting; Metrics and UX strategy; etc.
Fields are converging, and there is more connecting business and UX than what sets them apart. How do we make the most of this situation? You may want to talk about: Business success & UX Maturity; Incorporating UX into agile / SAFe operations; Business and design – arguments for and against integration.
Maybe you don’t just want to bring a presentation, you want to teach a skill? Or want to do both? Perfect! We are planning to run workshops in parallel with the main event. Participation in these will be limited, and charging for this type of content can be discussed. The topic should be hands-on, and relevant for designers. For example: Qualitative data tagging in UX research; Futurecasting in practice; Interactive hands-on session on a tool or technique; etc.
So who’s behind this initiative? People like you – practitioners – who in their spare time have been running their own communities, organizing live events in their respective cities, while live events were still possible. We cover 6 continents, and most of us have only ever met online.