Connecticut User Experience Professionals Association

The Connecticut Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a highly active community for those with an interest in usability, user experience design, and their many related fields. CT UXPA is a regional chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA).

Membership to CT UXPA is free. We have over 600 members, and continue to grow. Our regular events attract attendees from around the state. Join now to get the latest information on our planned events, receive job listings, and become part of the active user experience community in Connecticut.

CT UXPA is a regional chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UXPA). The UXPA supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services. Established in 1991, it continues to be the organization of choice for usability professionals worldwide. The UXPA holds a yearly international conference, publishes new findings through both the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) and through User Experience Magazine, and has chapters around the world.

Our Mission

  • Serve as the authoritative source on the practice of usability, user-centered design (UCD), and user experience (UX) in Connecticut.
  • Facilitate professional development and education within the UX field.
  • Promote the business value of user experience, research, design and evaluation to business and other entities.
  • Foster a community of user experience professionals through knowledge sharing and networking.
  • Provide effective UXPA Governance.

Grow Community

Meet other professionals throughout Connecticut. Join our Meet-ups, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, or our active Slack channel.

Build Skills

Join our mailing list for news on upcoming workshops, meet-ups, events, talks, and panel discussions. We hold regular events to proviDe a space to learn and practice UX.


We are actively promoting UX across the state to encourage investments by both corporations and government agencies. Tap into resources at CT UXPA if you need help at your company selling the value of UX.

Over 600


Over 130

Events held.

Over 15

Years of service.

Why User Experience?

The business benefits of adding UX to a product development process include:

Increased productivity

Increased sales and revenues

Decreased training and support costs

Reduced development time and costs

Reduced maintenance costs

Increased customer satisfaction


2017 – 2019 Events topics include: 

  • Ronnie Battista, The Big Picture: Designing the Future UX Vocation
  • Susan Weinschenk, How To Apply Brain And Behavioral Science To Design
  • Katie Lukas @Cronin Co., Design is the new Management Consulting
  • Dan Klyn Workshop: Developing Successful Stakeholder Agreements
  • Jared Spool: Design is a Team Sport starting at 7:15pm
  • Gary David, Ethnography for Experience Design
  • Russ Bukowski, Agile and UX: Successes & Challenges
  • Design Disruptors Film Screening
  • TellArt & UTC: Internet of Things and Designing Connected Experiences

2019 Board Members


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Eileen Redmond



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Cora Books



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Tim Banker

Partnership Director


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Maureen Zavdonjancik

Communication Director

Immediate Past Board Members


Emily Baldi

Vice President 2017-2019


Jenn Nolte

Secretary 2017- 2019

Join the Board, and contribute to a vibrant and growing  UX community in Connecticut.