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UX Community Coffee Talks shed light on user experience design, one hour at a time

Do you enjoy making good things better? 

Join the Virginia Tech UX community for weekly UX Coffee Talks! UX, or user experience design, focuses on building products and services that are easy, accessible, and enjoyable to use. These talks will help you think about how to serve your students, colleagues, and community more effectively.

This fall and winter, UX Coffee Talks will feature guest speakers from colleges and universities across the nation, including Virginia Tech, who will present on topics related to UX or share a case study from their organization’s UX efforts. Sessions are open to any interested Virginia Tech faculty or staff member, regardless of level of UX experience or expertise. You do not need to be able to attend every week — join the sessions that fit your schedule.

Upcoming UX Coffee Talk sessions through January 2022 include

  • Nov 12: “Student Experience Mapping  - University of Pittsburgh Case” with Jennifer Decima, IT Service Owner, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Nov. 19: “Crazy things we’ve done on our UX team” with Joann Vogtman, Director of User Experience Team, Brigham Young University.
  • Dec. 3: “How to Incorporate UX into Agile - Harvard Library Case” with Amy Deschenes, Head of UX & Digital Accessibility, Harvard University Library.
  • Jan. 14, 2022: "IT User Personas" with Zeynep Ondin, Director ofUX Design and Assessment, Virginia Tech
  • Jan. 28, 2022: “The Digital Experience Vision for UW-Madison” with Jessica Jones, Interim Director, Center for User Experience, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sessions take place every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. Note that these sessions are not recorded or posted afterwards, in keeping with the intent to provide a safe, informal setting to share ideas and thoughts around what can be complex and multi-layered challenges. Zoom meeting details are on the UX Coffee Talks website

About the Virginia Tech UX Community

The UX community brings together UX experts and enthusiasts at Virginia Tech with the goal of improving the university’s UX maturity and to help design and implement services that are usable, valuable, accessible, intuitive, engaging, and consistent.

The UX community provides its members a safe place to share and create knowledge, learn new UX skills, and collaborate with each other. The Virginia Tech UX community is open to all interested faculty and staff, regardless of UX expertise or background. For more information, visit the UX Community website or contact

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