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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coming soon:
    5th Annual Conference

    May 2019

    UX Beyond Borders

    We are hard at work planning our 5th Annual WiUX Conference. Our theme this year is UX Beyond Borders. This year, we are striving to encourage our guests to think past 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. To learn more about how to participate or sponsor in our 2019 conference, click below!

    2019 Conference Page

Our Events

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

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


2018 - 2019 WiUX officers

Netty Lim

Interaction Design | Class of '19

Kari Nasu

Sponsorship Officer
Informatics | Class of '19

Hannah Lee

Sponsorship Officer
Informatics | Class of '20

Stefanie Choi

Graphics Officer
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '19

Warisha Soomro

Events Officer
Interactive Media and Design & Applied Computing | Class of '19

Augustina Liu

Marketing Officer
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '20

Kay Waller

Public Relations Officer
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '21

Alice Li

Junior Officer
Human Centered Design and Engineering | Class of '20

Sarah Park

Junior Officer
Sociology & Informatics |
Class of '20

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.

Contact Us

If you are interested in sponsoring or being a part our 2019 conference and events please contact us at