UXPA Minnesota

Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Prime Digital Academy, 301 South 4th Avenue #577, Minneapolis, MN 55415

    Workshop: Journey Mapping Real-World Experiences

    Register through Eventbritehttps://bit.ly/2OXudPd

    In Digital and Creative environments we all have heard about Journey Maps as a method to visualize user experiences. The UXPA-MN and Prime Digital Academy are partnering to present a hands-on workshop to explore the nuts and bolts of Journey Mapping. We will be talking about the basics, reviewing a case study, exploring Journey Mapping methods, and then collaborating on an interactive, group activity to create a journey map.

    Food and drink will be available. 

    5:30 pm - Doors Open

    Facilitators: Ashley Aune and Josh Bartelme from Optum

    Location & Directions

    Prime Digital Academy

    301 4TH Avenue S., Suite 577

    Minneapolis, MN 55415


    Prime is located on the 5th floor of the Grain Exchange North Tower.Street parking is available, as is skyway connected parking in the Gateway Ramp. (A Prime parking validation sticker will reduce the cost to $7). Take the elevators up to floor 5 and take a left into the Commons area (signage will direct you).

    If you need assistance finding the location or getting in the door the day of the event, please call: Margaret at (612) 865-4379.

    Register through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2OXudPd

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Horizontal Integration, 1660 Highway 100 South, Suite 200, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    • 1
    UX Meets MBA: A Designer Goes to Business School

    If great design can imbue customers with trust, why are designers so removed from product management and the larger business strategy? As a design executive with an MBA, McLean Donnelly strives to bring both worlds together to create a new model in which creative and design align with overall business strategy and company vision to drive increased profitability and customer engagement. 

    This talk will help build skills towards: 

    • Articulating the value of design in "business" terms
    • Building strategic plans that include customer and business outcomes
    • Teaching designers or developers to use business metrics in their everyday work


    REMINDER: Due to weather conditions this event was MOVED to Thursday April 25th. If you are registered, your registration has been transferred to the new date. 


    • 6:00 pm - Doors Open
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking, Hors d’oeuvres, Beverages
    • 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A

      Location & Directions

      Horizontal Integration

      1660 Highway 100 South, Suite 200

      St. Louis Park, MN 55416


      Parking is free and is available in the lots outside of the 1660 West building.
      Please use the West Entrance Elevator.

      If you need assistance finding the location or getting in the door the day of the event, please call: Margaret at (612) 865-4379.

      • 09 May 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
      • Fathom Consulting, 108 N Washington Ave #400 , Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 89
      Strange Terrain: Designing Navigable Data Visualization

      Jeff Harrison from Fathom will talk about how maps help viewers orient themselves and create meaning, and how these lessons may translate to other kinds of visualizations.  He will also discuss the importance of understanding how much your audience already knows about the kind of information you're presenting as you make decisions.


      Jeff Harrison, Sr. UX consultant, Fathom Consulting


        • 6:00 pm - Doors Open
        • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking, Hors d’oeuvres, Beverages
        • 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A

          Location & Directions

          Fathom Consulting

          108 N Washington Ave #400

          Minneapolis, MN 55401


          There is a small parking lot outside the building, and several lots are available nearby. Street parking may be available also. Fathom is located on the 4th floor of the "Pixel Farm" building at 108 N Washington.

          If you need assistance finding the location or getting in the door the day of the event, please call: Margaret at (612) 865-4379

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