User Focus 2014

What's User Focus, and why should I come?

User Focus is DC's premier event for anyone involved with crafting useful user experiences – from students to new practitioners to seasoned professionals. This is the conference you must attend if you want to:

  • LEARN about the latest trends in UX, find creative new tools, and pick up innovative techniques you can use immediately to make your work more effective.
  • CONNECT with other UXers to share stories, network about new job opportunities, or find talent for your organization.
  • GET MOTIVATED to use what you learn on your very next project!

The Future of UX: Designing Data Experiences Slideshare: Published on Oct 27, 2014.

Special discount code for Eye Tracking in UX Design event – Oct 16 in DC

We are a proud strategic partner of The Eye Tracking in UX Design Conference, taking place on October 16 in Washington DC. Leading experts in eye tracking will discuss how they have taken advantage of this new technology to understand, design, and evaluate user experience. They will explore recent advances in the technology, which tracks how users interact with mobile devices, large-screen displays and video game consoles. Methods for combining eye tracking with other research techniques for a more holistic understanding of the user experience will be discussed. This is an invaluable resource to those who want to learn how eye tracking can be used to better understand and design for their users.

Want to attend? We have a special discount code for our friends! Use code STC when registering to get 20% off! Hope to see you there!

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Seats Still Available for Improving the UX of Mobile Apps with Thoughtful UI Text

Seats are still available for the Improving the UX of Mobile Apps with Thoughtful UI Text webinar organized by the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter (STC WDCB) and the User Experience Professionals Association, Washington, DC Chapter (UXPA DC).

When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Cost: Members of the WDCB chapter, the UXPA DC chapter, and the UUX SIG: $5.00
(Members of sold-out STC chapters holding the webinar may also attend at the member rate.)
Nonmembers: $10


New ways of interacting with software such as with touch and voice mean a rethinking of how we develop our associated user assistance. This session describes how micro-concise instructions can significantly improve our users’ initial experience with mobile apps. It also covers the vocabulary of touch as it applies to both mobile platforms and the emerging use with desktop systems. This session will only be available as a live streaming event through GotoMeeting. It will not be recorded.


Joe Welinske specializes in helping your software development effort through crafted communication. The best user experience features quality words and images in the user interface. The UX of a robust product is also enhanced through comprehensive user assistance. This includes Help, wizards, FAQs, videos and much more. For over twenty-five years, Joe has been providing training, contracting, and consulting services for the software industry. Joe recently published the book, Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps. He also teaches courses for Bellevue College, the University of California, and the University of Washington.

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User assistance webinars hosted by STC chapters

The following webinars will be presented by Joe Welinske to STC chapters. All are open to the public. Please contact the individual chapters for information on registration.

Chapter Site

Twin cities
Tue, Jan 8, 6:30-7:30pm CST
Multi-screen Content Authoring

Lone Star
Tue, Jan. 8th, 8:00-9:00pm
Multi-screen Content Authoring

Thu, Jan. 10th, 7:00-8:00pm
Multi-screen Content Authoring

Thu, Jan 17th, 7:00-8:00pm EST
Multi-screen Content Authoring

Willamette V.
Thu, Jan 17th, 7:00-8:00pm PST
Key Trends in Software User Assistance

Orange County
Tue, Jan 22nd, 7:00-7:30pm PST
Multi-screen Content Authoring

Wed, Jan 23, 8:00-9:00pm EST
Multi-screen Content Authoring

Thu, Jan 24, 12:00-1:00pm CST
Key Trends in Software User Assistance

Wed, Jan 30th, 6:30-7:30pm EST
Key Trends in Software User Assistance

Rocky Mountain
Wed, Jan 30, 7:00-8:00pm MST
Writing for Touch, Voice, and Gestures

Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter
Thu, Jan 31, 7:00-8:00pm EST
Writing for Touch, Voice, and Gestures

Tue, Feb 5, 6:30-7:30pm CST
Key Trends in Software User Assistance