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Usability & User Experience Community

This web site is a forum to share information and experiences on issues related to the usability and user-centered design. It is the home of the Usability and User Experience Community of the Society for Technical Communication.


SIG Leaders Win Awards

Meenakshi (Meenu) Khanna and Linda Patryas are the 2014 winners of the STC Distinguished SIG Service Award. This award is given by the board of STC to members who have served a SIG for a long period of time in one or more key roles. Meenu is the long-time assistant manager of the SIG, focusing on the budget and other aspects of leadership. Linda is the membership manager, and welcomes new members each month. Thank you, Meenu and Linda, for your many contributions to the UUX SIG.

UUX Blog Posts

UUX SIG manager David Dick has a monthly blog post on STC's Notebook, Talking Usability.

2014 Volunteers Sought

The UUX SIG welcomes team members to build a new, dynamic website hosted by STC. Migration of this site is just starting. Contact the SIG manager, David Dick.

The UUX SIG has a number of goals.

  1. Provide notification of and access to recent research
    • Provide a frequently-updated book list
    • Provide an active newsletter
  2. Provide ways for members to connect; facilitate discussion and mentoring
  3. Connect STC members interested in UX and accessibility with the larger UX and accessibility communities
The website is key to meeting the first goal. Members are invited to join the mail list to connect with others and join in dicussions. The UUX SIG tweets at Follow the Accessibility SIG at

Suggested Reading

Want to learn more about creating a great user experience? Check out STC 's Recommended reading for UUX

Important books, articles, and topics on user experience design, according to the UX community: Rosenfeld UX Zeitgeist

Jarrett, Caroline and Gaffney, Gerry Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability. Oxford, UK: Elsevier; 1 edition, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-55860-710-1

Redish, Janice (Ginny) Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works. Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition, June 11, 2007 ISBN:0123694868

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