University of Washington
Women in User Experience
Who are we?

About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and connect women at the University of Washington and aid their endeavors in User Experience and related fields through community and career building events.

What We Do

We host events such as resume workshops, internship panels, and bring in people from industry to talk about all things user experience.

Inclusivity

WiUX is open to both undergraduate and graduate majors of any gender.

Our Annual Conference

WiUX holds an annual conference every Spring and is open to students and professionals.
We strive to gather diverse speakers and topics related to user experience.

  • Coming soon:
    9th Annual Conference

    May 2023

    Theme TBD

    We are hard at work planning our 9th Annual WiUX Conference! To learn more about how to participate in or sponsor in our 2023 conference, click below!

    2023 Conference Page
  • May 7, 2022

    Accessible By Design

    The 2022 WiUX Conference was our second time hosting in a virtual format, which allowed us to connect to interested attendees from around the world! Amazing talks from women in the User Experience and related fields joined to address both the areas in which design could improve and the power design has to be iterative, inclusive, and impact social issues.

  • May 8, 2021

    Learning Through Design

    The 2020 WiUX Conference was all about investigating how design has power in our world, and what that means for equity and inclusivity. Three speakers were included and an Equity in Design Workshop.

  • May 2020

    Facing Forward in UX

    The 2020 WiUX Conference was our first time hosting in a virtual format, which allowed us to connect to interested attendees from around the world! Held at the turn of the decade, guest speakers gave their takes on the role of UX in our world moving forward.

  • May 2019

    UX Beyond Borders

    The 2019 WiUX Conference was all about UX Beyond Borders. The guest speakers took their own spin on the traditional conventions of what it means to be a UX professional by considering perspectives and issues that aren’t as widely represented or discussed.

  • May 2018

    Breaking Barriers

    The 2018 WiUX Conference saw the largest number of attendees as well as a diverse line of speakers. Topics such as design ethics, social impact, research, leadership were discussed by speakers from academia, consultancy, and corporate backgrounds.

  • May 2017

    Shaping Your UX Career

    In 2017, WiUX held numerous workshops throughout the year in addition to the annual conference. With multiple breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and over 200 attendees, the 2017 conference grew in great scale.

  • April 2016

    2nd Annual WiUX Conference

    The 2nd Annual WiUX conference consisted of lightning talks by industry professionals, a UW alumni panel, and networking opportunities, expanding to all UW students and involved professionals from various companies.

  • April 2015

    Inaugural Women in UX Conference

    Women in UX (WiUX) was founded by a group of undergraduate students in Human-Centered Design and Engineering primarily geared toward undergraduate women beginning their careers in user experience. The inaugural Women in UX Conference kicked off with over a 100 students and industry professionals joining in panel sessions and breakout workshops.

Our Events

From the annual conference, networking events, panels, and portfolio reviews, WiUX strives to plan meaningful events that bring the UX community together.

Winning the Whiteboard

January 16, 2020

An Insiders Look at Indeed

November 4, 2019

Women in User Experience Conference 2019

May 18, 2019

WiUX x Facebook: Lean In Circles

November 7, 2018

UX Student Showcase

October 29, 2018

Women in User Experience Conference 2018

May 12, 2018

WiUX x Amazon: Portfolio Workshop

February 1, 2018

Recruiter Panel

November 30, 2017

What is User Experience?

October 14, 2017

Team

2021 - 2022 WiUX officers

Victoria Nguyen

Co-President
Informatics & Psychology | Class of '22

Stacie Bood

Co-President
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '24

Kayli Ly

Sponsorship Officer
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '22

Kierra Long

Graphics Officer
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '22

Britnie Chin

Conference Officer
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '22

Anika Mishra

Events Officer
Informatics & Psychology | Class of '22

Chanelle Allen

Marketing Officer
Informatics | Class of '22

Yenny Park

Public Relations Officer
Informatics | Class of '23

Our officer team has grown over the years, but we always strive to bring together women from various majors, diverse backgrounds, and experiences. We hope to show passion and love for all things user experience in everything that we do.
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Contact Us

If you are interested in sponsoring or being a part our 2021 conference and events please contact us at wiux@uw.edu