2015 UXies

The Premier Awards for Exceptional Digital Experience

Partners & Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Parsons the New School for Design

Parsons

Rigorous practice and critical scholarship prepare students to become leading agents of commentary and change. The School of Art, Media, and Technology offers superb training in the art and design disciplines, expanding these fields beyond their traditional boundaries through interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange.

amt.parsons.edu

Salesforce

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Salesforce is the Customer Success Platform. Our social and mobile cloud technologies—including our flagship sales and CRM applications—help companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways.

salesforce.com/

Silver Sponsors

General Assembly

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At General Assembly, we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.

generalassemb.ly

Huge

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We create experiences that transform brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives better.

hugeinc.com

Modus Associates

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Modus Associates is a digital innovation consultancy founded to help global brands and visionary start-ups more fully realize the business potential of the digital age, where customers rule, connectivity is everywhere, and creating value for profit and social impact is the name of the game.

modusassociates.com

Zoomdata

Zoomdata

Zoomdata offers a suite of pre-built connectors that connect the Zoomdata server directly to your data source.

zoomdata.com

Bronze Sponsors

The Joanne Weaver Group

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We are a NYC-based UX/UI Design recruitment firm, making meaningful connections within the UX community since 2007. We’re a little bit of Kirk *and* Spock: we care deeply about the people we help, and we’re also thorough and deeply knowledgeable about the UX industry. We’re Joanne Weaver (President) and Rebecca Levi (Recruiting Manager), and we wanna meet you!

joanneweavergroup.com

Loop 11

Loop11

Loop11 is the only way to get quantitative usability metrics…affordably. It’s the SurveyMonkey of usability testing. A self-serve, browser-based solution for usability professionals, web managers and web designers to create their own online, usability testing projects to get the metrics needed to optimize website usability.

loop11.com

Rosenfeld Media

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We connect people interested in designing better user experiences with the best expertise available—in the formats that make the most sense, and in ways that demonstrate the value of UX.

rosenfeldmedia.com

Partners

ACM New York City Meetup

ACM New York City Meetup

ACM New York City is a non-profit professional group that meets regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as user experience, user research, data visualization, predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work.

meetup.com/ACM-NY/

Berlin School of Creative Leadership

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The mission of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University Berlin is to become the world’s leading institute for quality executive education, leadership programs and research into creative leadership.

By bringing together top creatives and international leadership experts, the Berlin School will pave the way for new standards in communication and leadership, fostering global discourse on creative leadership in media, entertainment, advertising, design, journalism, and marketing.

berlin-school.com/emba/

Designers + Geeks

Designers + Geeks

Bringing designers + geeks together to talk shop, startups, and do some knowledge sharing. All types of designers + geeks welcome.

designersandgeeks.com

Gary’s Guide

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GarysGuide is a global resource and community of professionals that are interested in startups, entrepreneurship, social media and technology. It is one of the best resources for discovering technology and startup related events, classes, workshops and jobs in New York City, San Francisco / Silicon Valley, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin and other cities.

garysguide.com

Harvest

Harvest

Harvest is a simple but powerful web-based time tracking and invoicing application. We are dedicated to helping creative professionals work better. Today, Harvest is relied on by innovative businesses around the world, including Happy Cog and Adaptive Path, to track time and invoice clients.

getHarvest.com

Hired Guns

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We’ve built The Hired Guns to help the digital creative class expand their potential far beyond the 9-to-5, bringing their expertise to companies in unexpected and exciting ways and guiding their careers through transitions from freelance gigs to fulltime jobs and back again.

thehiredguns.com

Idea to IPO

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Idea to IPO is one of the largest and most active member organizations in Silicon Valley focusing on tech and entrepreneurship.

Our mission is to promote entrepreneurship, support entrepreneurs, build community, and provide value to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem.

We partner with venture capital firms, angel investor groups,law firms, co-working spaces, startup incubators and accelerators, colleges and universities, and other entrepreneur member organizations in our mission to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals and realize their aspirations.

Membership is free!

idea-to-ipo.com

Igniters

Igniters

Igniters is a strong community of entrepreneurs and founders in Silicon Valley who have the burning desire to grow their company. We bring in influential speakers to give startup tips, and offer great opportunities for networking. Our events are also available to Igniters around the globe via live streaming.

meetup.com/Igniter

Institute of Design – Illinois Institute of Technology

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IIT Institute of Design (ID) is the largest graduate design school in the US and specializes in research and strategy. ID faculty and students tackle complex issues like the future of reading, learning in the digital age, and tech-savvy, patient-centric healthcare. They develop methodology in emerging fields like urbanism, interactive place-making, quantified self, and design for social good. Some of this work is featured at ID’s annual conferences: the Strategy Conference and Design Research Conference. ID offers an MDes for candidates with or without design backgrounds, a dual MDes/MBA, a PhD, and a part-time, weekend-only MDM for professionals with eight years of leadership experience, and weeklong design camps.

id.iit.edu

IxDA Berlin

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Since 2008 IxDA Berlin is gathering interaction designers and all interested friends and fellows to talk about the emerging questions of todays interactive design space. At our regular meetings we are happy to welcome well known international speakers as well as hosting discussions and talks by the protagonists of Berlin’s own fast growing Interaction Design community. With members coming from all corners of the industry we never leave out an opportunity to broaden our horizon beyond the established design topics.

ixda.org/local/ixda-berlin

IxDA Boston

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The Boston IxDA local group organizes workshops for people interested in interaction design. Our events gather together a vibrant community of professionals who design interactive systems, services and products of all kinds: web, desktop, enterprise, mobile, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced environments, and more. Our programming is created by a passionate group of local leader volunteers and focuses on practicing what we preach. While our events cater to the interaction design community, all are welcome.

ixda.org/local/boston-ixda

IxDA Chicago

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The Chicago area chapter of the global Interaction Design Association (IxDA) exists to bring together local area designers in all disciplines that overlap with interaction design, whether it be product, digital, space, research, or even business, that strive to create user-centered design solutions. This organization is volunteer-driven and always looking for sponsorship or hosts for upcoming events.

ixdachicago.org

IxDA Colorado

IxDA Colorado

We’re a professional group for Interaction Design, with forays into User Experience Design and related fields. All are welcome, whether you have years of experience or are just curious about making technology better for people.

ixda.org/local/ixda-colorado

IxDA New York City

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The IxDA New York City local group organizes monthly presentations and workshops for people interested in interaction design. Our events gather together a vibrant community of professionals who design interactive systems, services and products of all kinds: web, desktop, enterprise, mobile, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced environments, and more.

ixda.org/local/newyorkixda

IxDA Taiwan

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With no fees for membership, IxDA relies on its passionate members and partners to help serve the needs of the international Interaction Design community. With more than 70,000 members and over 170 local groups around the world, the IxDA network actively focuses on interaction design issues for the practitioner, no matter their level of experience.

ixda.org.tw

LA – UX Meetup

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Los Angeles is home to one of the largest volunteer-run User Experience (UX) professional development organization in the world. The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup has more than 3,000 members. Since the organization was founded on April 21, 2007 by Lynn Boyden, Chris Chandler, Craig Nakano and Weston Thompson, over 50 events have been held for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, Interaction Designers, UX Researchers, Usability Analysts and Engineers and others interested in UX-related topics.

lauxmeetup.com

NYC – CHI

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NYC – CHI holds UX-focused events and has an active mailing list to service the NYC region. We have over 1900 active members in all aspects of HCI, including information architects, interaction designers, user experience designers, service designers, product and museum experience designers, usability practitioners, digital librarians, user interface designers and UI developers.

meetup.com/NYCCHI

NYU – ITP

ITP

ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.

itp.nyu.edu/itp

NYU – SCPS

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For nearly 80 years, the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) has provided comprehensive, professionally oriented educational experiences to students from the New York metropolitan area, across the country, and around the globe.

scps.nyu.edu

NYC UXPA

NYC-UXPA

We seek to bring together professionals from the marketing, design, technology and research communities so that we may share our collective experiences and create a forum for learning and professional growth. We encourage you to join us at our monthly events, which are open to members and non-members.

nycuxpa.org

Proto.io

Proto.io

Create fully-interactive high-fidelity prototypes that look and work exactly like your app should. No coding required.

proto.io

School of Visual Arts – MFA Interaction Design

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The MFA in Interaction Design program trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in their business, social, and cultural contexts.

interactiondesign.sva.edu

SoDA

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SoDA is the primary multinational organization focused solely on leading and representing top digital agencies and elite production companies through unparalleled collaboration, knowledge-sharing, business support and exploration of how technology can be leveraged to transform consumer experiences.

sodaspeaks.com

Ultra Light Startups

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Ultra Light Startups is an online and in-person community for technology entrepreneurs. Events feature startup pitches, networking and interactive, moderated panel discussions with leading industry experts. Topics cover: design, technology, marketing and finance. Attend and participate in-person in New York, Boston and Toronto, or view the live video stream from anywhere.

ultralightstartups.com

UX Acrobatics

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NYC UX Acrobatics is a community based UX Meetup. NYC UX Acrobatics primary focus is the varied facets of UX design, research and usability. Our aim is to create monthly ‘UX themed’ workshop style meetings where members work with each other learning, discovering and networking on all things UX.

meetup.com/nycuxacrobatics

UX + Data

UX + Data

The UX + Data will be exploring how to make data easily accessible, how to make data compelling, and how to leverage data in your UX process.

meetup.com/UX-Data

UXPA-International

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UXPA is the global professional association of User Experience (UX) practitioners and students.

uxpa.org

UXPA-Boston

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The Boston Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a highly active community for persons with individual and professional interests in usability, user experience design, and their many related fields. UXPA Boston is a regional chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA).

uxpaboston.org

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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The mission of the Industrial Design Program is to provide students with the intellectual and physical skills to assume leadership positions in the world of industrial design. The program addresses the interaction of people with objects and their environment addressing the cultural, technological, business, ergonomic, ecological and social factors that lead to more useful and meaningful products and services. In 2013, the Sophomore Team took the Silver Prize for the Best Accessibility Innovation at the UX Awards, for their project, Activ.

industrialdesign.arch.vt.edu

National Partners

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MIT Enterprise Forum

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The MIT Enterprise Forum is dedicated to strengthening technology clusters globally so that the innovation economy can grow and bring new and interesting technologies and innovation into the marketplace. The MIT Enterprise Forum is the preeminent organization of entrepreneurs in the global innovation economy.

mitef.org

Event Producer

Oxford Tech + UX

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Oxford Tech + UX offers data-driven UX, strategy, prototyping, research and product development for data-intensive projects in mobile, web, ecommerce, software and physical products. We’re specialists with 17′ years industry expertise and 5 years’ of clients in publishing, media, tv & video, ecommerce, complex software, social apps and mobile.

oxfordtech.us

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