About the Usability and User Experience Community
in the Community
Volunteer an hour a week, a day a month
We have so many volunteer opportunities. Many of them can be done over a period of time, allowing you to fit in a
task when it is convenient for you. Some take only one or two hours; others take some hours every month.
Many of them give you an opportunity to be published or try your hand at a new task and gain some skills you did not
have before. Below is a list of some of the current choices and a few for projects that will not happen without
volunteers. Send the UUX Manager, Alice Preston, an email - email@example.com
- indicating which volunteer position appeals to you and a bit about yourself. Someone will get back to you.
- Website jobs: Work with the Content coordinator to
keep a specific section of the website up to date. Or join the Website
Usability testing team.
- Body of Knowledge Usability testing: Work with a
UUX team to provide User-Centered Design and Usability Testing activities
on the STC's Body of Knowledge project.
- Article authors and book reviewers for the newsletter:
Propose an article related to Usability or User Experience and Technical
Communication to the newsletter editor, David Dick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Write a 5-800 word book review of a recently published book focused
on usability and user experience, particularly as it relates to technical
communications. Book reviews are included in our quarterly newsletter.
- Blogging and Twitter opportunities: Do you blog?
Twitter regularly? We're interested in bringing information about our
area of interest into this website. If you'd like to be a part of that,
please get in touch with Alice Preston at the address above.
- Assist an STC chapter or community with improving
the usability of their Web site. Experienced usability practitioners
in UUX can perform an invaluable service to the profession by volunteering
to help a chapter or community who is requesting usability help with
their Web site. Requests come to the UUX Manager, who then contacts
people on the list of volunteers. You work directly with the chapter
- Be part of a panel for an expert evaluation: An expert
evaluation panel is 2-4 usability practitioners who each review a Web
site for another STC chapter or community using a common set of heuristics.
The coordinator for each expert evaluation then compiles the results
and manages the report writing. Requires about 5-10 hours of work over
a 2-3 week period.
- Be a project coordinator for expert evaluations:
An expert evaluation coordinator recruits a volunteer panel when an
expert evaluation is requested, manages the review schedule, and compiles
the reviews and drafts the report. The draft report is reviewed by the
entire panel before a final report is written and given to the requestor.
Requires about 8-12 hours of work over a 2-3 week period.