Drop-In UX Consulting (Online)

UX drop-in hour

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Need help making your website, services, or products easier for people to use? Or interested in learning how design thinking practices can guide you to creative, impactful, human-centered solutions? Or maybe you're just interested in learning more about the field of UX and its possibilities as a career path?  

Stop by to chat with UX practitioners from across campus, and learn how you can make better experiences for people!

We can help you...

Craft research studies, which may include:

  • usability testing
  • user interviews
  • surveys

Create prototypes of prospective products and services:

  • learning rapid prototyping approaches
  • getting prototypes ready for testing

Make sense of user research findings:

  • pulling out themes from your studies
  • presenting data so that people understand it

Improve existing designs and content:

  • revising content to be more user-friendly
  • techniques for better organizing information, such as navigation menus
  • quick and effective improvements for better web accessibility

Planning your career in UX:

  • reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • reviewing design portfolios and project write-ups
  • sharing job-seeking tips

Our UX consultants are designers, researchers, and problem-solvers. Feel free to get in touch with us beforehand to discuss your project, or just stop by.

Consultants include:


Rebecca Blakiston, UX Strategist, specializes in user research, including usability testing, card sorting, and user interviews, and content strategy, including content design, information architecture, and translating jargon into plain language.

Bob Liu, UX designer, specializes in: user interface design, including building wireframes and prototypes; user research, including conducting user interviews and usability testing; tools and workflows for design handoff.

Shoshana Mayden, website manager for Marketing & Brand Management, specializes in content strategy, content design, website governance, UX writing, and user research. She is also a Quickstart/UA Sites enthusiast.

Lara Miller, assessment & analytics librarian, specializes in user interviews, cognitive mapping, and survey design.

Victoria Ogino, program coordinator at Tech Core, specializes in software development and UX/UI design.

Ann Shivers-McNair, Assistant Professor and Director of Professional and Technical Writing, specializes in qualitative UX research methods, UX writing, and technical writing.

See consultant schedule


1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 2020
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 2020


Event Contacts

Rebecca Blakiston