Educational Resources


UXPA-MN recognizes that members like you want to continue to learn and grow within the User Experience practice, and to help you achieve that goal, we've curated a number of items below. In this section, you will find resources that you can read, watch, listen to, or do that we hope expand the breadth and depth of your knowledge of user experience.

This page will be refreshed regularly with new resources around a given theme relevant to multiple roles within the UX discipline. To view resources from a previous month, click here!

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Current Theme: Pride

Updated: June 5, 2021

This month, we are celebrating Pride with reading and videos related to the LGBTQ+ experience. Though a short list of articles and videos couldn't possibly do justice to the LGBTQ+ experience, we've tried to curate a diverse set of resources here to help amplify the voices and experiences of our LGBTQ+ friends and colleagues.

Read

How to make an LGBTQ+ inclusive survey by Mei Ke

Mei breaks down a survey they received graduate school about the services the school provided. They go in-depth examining the problems with the way the school approaches gender and sex along with solutions for how to improve it.

Gender-inclusive product design by Moran Yossef

A brief look at how a member of the LGBTQ+ community approaches inclusive product design.

A 10-step guide to queer UX by Roniece Ricardo

Roniece Ricardo is a software engineer from New York who has written numerous articles about inclusion and the shifting role of human relationships with technology. This article goes beyond just literal product design and discusses how teams can foster a more inclusive, queer-friendly environment.

UX Case Study - DESIGNING A FRIEND-ZONE FOR AN LGBTQ+ CHRISTIAN DATING APP by dakari

Mei breaks down a survey they received graduate school about the services the school provided. They go in-depth examining the problems with the way the school approaches gender and sex along with solutions for how to improve it.

What it's like to be an LGBT Female Leader in Tech by SHECANCODE

SHECANCODE interviews Nicky Hoyland from DBLX about growing into a leadership role within the tech/design space. SHECANCODE has numerous other interviews like this with leaders in the UX space, specifically focused on women and allies within the workplace.

Pride 2020: the role of design in the LGBTQ community by Molly Long

Molly does a post-mortem on how different organizations approached Pride in a pandemic in 2020, with takeaways that can be applied to future celebrations.

Watch

Designing for the LGBTQ Community by Chelsea Hostetter


Access to tech jobs: Barriers & Opportunities by Anna Lytical (from QueerTech 2019)

Note: Anna's entire YouTube channel is full of tremendous videos related to coding, UX, and the queer experience within software design and development. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnaLytical/videos


Do

Queer Design Club

From their website: We are building a community where LGBTQ+ designers can celebrate queer contributions to the design industry and visual culture, share their work, and connect with each other.



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