While at the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International conference last month in Washington, D.C., I spent a lot of time talking with attendees. I heard all sort of interesting things there, but one simple comment resonated with me: as an attendee looked around the room, she exclaimed: “These are my people!” I realized that this is why I’ve attended this conference for the past eight years: these are my people.

While we at the conference didn’t necessarily share a religious, geographic, or perhaps a classic cultural bond, what we did share was UX. And this appreciation for user experience brought us together to learn and to be with others who saw and understood our professional perspectives.

See full article: Lebson, Cory. “These Are My People: The Value in UX Organizations” UX Magazine, Article No. 1075 (August 21, 2013).

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