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Michigan UXPA Newsletter | June 2021

New Series:
Michigan Women in UX

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Our new series will feature women in Michigan with careers in User Experience. The first person we are featuring is Diane Bowen, a UX Designer at Covenant Eyes who has more than 7 years of experience in the industry designing products that connect business goals with user needs. Stay tuned for more Women in UX in upcoming newsletters! 

Do you have a story to share in our Michigan Women in UX series? Contact us at
Learn about Diane's Career

Sneak Peek:
MiUXPA Survey Results

This winter we asked members for their feedback so that we can better serve the Michigan UX community. Our survey was answered by 65 members of the MiUXPA community, with positions ranging from students to executives (as seen below).

Professional UX Level pie chart. Student–9%, Aspiring UXer–5%, junior–5%, mid–22%, senior–25%, executive–13%, N/A–22%

Our Community

Our community is made up of professionals in many different UX roles with over 25% of respondents having two or more UX roles within their position and over 30% considering themselves to be UX generalists.

Our Interests

We also found that our community is interested in seeing more global events and stories surrounding UX in our newsletter. As far as future events, our community is very interested in having featured speakers and participating in workshops and conferences.

Stay tuned for more survey result findings. 

Upcoming Events

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UXPA International 2021

Aug 31 – Sep 2 | Baltimore, MD | Get Tickets and Register
Join UX researchers, designers, academics, and leaders for this in-person UX conference this summer in Baltimore, MD. We’ll be discussing, learning, and debating everything UX-related with three days packed full of inspirational content. 

Explore UXPA Conference Details

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Pride Summit:
Designing for

June 17 | 12 – 1 PM EST
Free & Online | Register

In this session, professionals will discuss how they have leveraged design to effectively advocate for social issues and the importance of creating inclusive design and diverse design teams. This event is hosted by General Assembly in Detroit as a part of the Pride Summit.

Pride Summit Details
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The Common Struggles Most Teams are Facing With Continuous Delivery

June 23 | 6:30 – 8 PM EST
Free & Online 

Bryan Finster, a value stream architect and product owner, and Dana Finster, founder of the Walmart CI/CD community of practice, will be presenting their insights into the common problems with continuous delivery. Hosted by Agile Groupies and Daytona Devs.

Struggles Webinar Details

Meet Kaileigh: the MiUXPA Intern

The Michigan State University Experience Architecture (XA) program has partnered with the MiUXPA to create a student internship opportunity for summer 2021. The XA program and MiUXPA hope to support students by investing in this experience, providing the opportunity for professional development and networking while also supporting the goals of XA and MiUXPA.
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Kaileigh Hermann

This summer, our new MiUXPA intern is Kaileigh Hermann, an Experience Architecture and Graphic Design student at MSU, graduating in December 2021. Kaileigh is passionate about all things design-related and hopes to use her skills to help build experiences that are inclusive and empowering to all. She is very excited to work with the MiUXPA team and would like to thank them for this opportunity to learn.

Featured Jobs

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Slalom Detroit

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on experience, strategy, technology, and business transformation. At Slalom Detroit, we love investing our time and energy into the city and working with clients who share our passion for helping Detroit thrive. Whether it is automotive, finance, healthcare, retail, entertainment, or public sector, we work across all industries that call Michigan home.
The Experience & Design capability at Slalom Detroit is growing. We are currently hiring Strategists, UX Designers, and Creative Designers for all levels. Please feel free to reach out to Amy directly with any questions at

Learn More About Slalom

Apple Developer Academy Design Mentor

Michigan State University is looking to bring highly motivated and diverse design mentors with industry and/or academic experience to the Apple Developer Academy.

MSU Job Details

Civilla UX Researcher/ Designer

Civilla Detroit is seeking an experienced UX researcher/designer to create experiences that improve the lives of millions of families and children across MI.

Civilla Job Details

Join Our Team

Would you like to volunteer with MiUXPA? To learn about how you can get involved, email


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