UX Leadership & Community Activities 2017-04-26T21:11:02+00:00

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Cory Lebson, Principal of Lebsontech, LLC, is a leader in the User Experience world. Below are some details on these leadership experiences:

User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)

  • UXPA International: President, 2014 (Board member, 2012 – 2014) Responsible for strategic planning, management of board, budget oversight, outreach and coordination with other organizations and conference planning.
  • UXPA DC Chapter: President, 2010 – 2012 (Board member, 2009 – 2013) Responsible for management of board, volunteers, events, website, social media and membership. Also involved with UserFocus 2010, 2011 and 2012 conference planning.

Publications (Articles, Books, Video Training)

In addition to Cory’s blog also see an expanded list of publications and blog posts that are published elsewhere.

Presentations (Meetups, Seminars, Workshops, Radio)

  • Workshop on Creating Usable FEMA Webpages. From 2009 – 2013, over 700 people were trained through 50 workshops that took place in AL, CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, MO, NC, NY, TX, VA, and WA. (More about this Training Success Story)

2017

  • Lebson, Cory and Amanda Stockwell. “The Basics of Consulting, Freelancing and Moonlighting.” UXPA 2017 Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada. June 5, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “State Tax Interfaces: Lessons Learned and Best Practices.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Centennial, CO. April 5, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “The UX Careers Handbook: Finding Success in your UX Career.” UXPA International Webinar. March 28, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Hiring: Find and retain talent.” ConveyUX Conference. Seattle, WA. March 2, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Speed Networking at ConveyUX.” ConveyUX Conference. Seattle, WA. March 1, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory, Amber Case, Peter Merholz, Joe Munko, Emma Rose and Tom Satwicz. “The Evolution of UX Careers: Looking to the Future.” Puget Sound UX Meetup. Seattle, WA. February 28, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Establishing and Maintaining a Successful UX Career.” IxDA Chicago. Chicago, IL. January 10, 2017.

2016

2015

  • Lebson, Cory, Jennifer Romano Bergstrom, Amanda Stockwell, Amritha Prasad, Michael Jefferson and Clara Kuo (Moderator). “UX Careers 2015: Where is the field headed and how do you stay current?” Panel organized by Aquent, Vitamin T and Facebook. Menlo Park, CA. November 10, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Creating a Good User Experience: A Guide for Intranet Contributors.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Washington, DC. October 1 and 29, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory, Scott Gunter, Don Relyea and Soowan Scheuermann (Moderator). “UX/UI – What’s the Difference? Does it Matter?” Big Design 2015 Conference. Dallas, TX. September 18, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory and Amanda Stockwell. “UX Career Bootcamp.” Big Design 2015 Conference. Dallas, TX. September 17, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory and Amanda Stockwell. “UX Career Bootcamp: Optimize Yourself for UX Career Success” UXPA DC Workshop. Washington, DC. August 5, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory, Jennifer Romano Bergstrom, Prarthana Johnson, Amanda Stockwell and Teaque Lenahan (Moderator). “UX Careers 2015: Where is the field headed and how do you stay current?” Panel organized by Aquent, Vitamin T and Facebook. Seattle, WA. July 16, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory, Dana Douglas, Elle Waters and Dick Horst. “Promoting Accessibility on Projects With No Accessibility Aspirations.” UXPA 2015 Conference. San Diego, CA. June 24, 2015.
  • Bergstrom, Jennifer Romano and Cory Lebson. “Speed Networking at UXPA 2015!” UXPA 2015 Conference. San Diego, CA. June 23, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Fundamentals.” UXPA DC Workshop. Washington, DC. May 1, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory “Opening Keynote: Global UX Career Success: It is more than just your knowledge.” UX Istanbul. Istanbul, Turkey. April 28, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory, Chelsey Glasson, Steve Portigal, Dave Snowball, Kevin Lee, Rob Huddleston and Amanda Stockwell (Moderator). “UX Careers 2015: Where is the field headed and how do you stay current?” Panel organized by Aquent, Vitamin T and Wix. San Francisco, CA. February 26, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory and Amanda Stockwell. “UX Strategy: Avoid user abandonment by giving them what they want. ” Wix. San Francisco, CA. February 26, 2015.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Usability Testing for Marketing Researchers: A Quick Start Guide. The Quirks Event, Brooklyn, NY. February 23, 2015.

2014

  • Lebson, Cory. “Creating a Good User Experience. Lebsontech Training Seminar. Jackson, MS. December 2, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory (Moderator) for Q&A with Fahd Arshad, Chelsey Delaney, Elisabeth Hubert, Karen Pascoe and David Whittle. “World Usability Day 2014: Engagement.” NYC UXPA & IxDA NYC. New York, NY. November 13, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory, Jennifer Bove, Chad Vavra, James Torio, Andrew Miller and Amanda Stockwell (Moderator). “UX Careers 2015: Where is the field headed and how do you stay current?” Panel organized by Aquent, Vitamin T and Wix. New York, NY. November 4, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Introduction to Information Architecture.” General Assembly (Guest Lecturer, User Experience Design Course). Washington, DC. October 6, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Promoting Positive UX: Lessons for Stakeholders.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Washington, DC. October 2, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Creating a Good User Experience: A Guide for Content Contributors.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Washington, DC. September 30, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Skills Only Get You So Far: Get Out There to Advance Your Career!” + UX Speed Networking Event Triangle UXPA Workshop. Raleigh, NC. September 16, 2014. – Related Get Out There Blog Post 3/14
  • Lebson, Cory. “Usability in a Day.” Big Design Conference. Addison, TX. September 4, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “User Experience Evaluation: Web Analytics, Survey Research and Qualitative Methods.” Texas Instruments / Aquent. Addison, TX. September 3, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Be a UX Advocate: Institutionalize UX in Your Organization.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Chantilly, VA. August 28, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Translations and Internationalization of Web and Mobile Resources.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Chantilly, VA. August 28, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Skills Only Get You So Far: Get Out There to Advance Your Career!” + UX Speed Networking Event UXPA Chicago. Chicago, IL. August 12, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Want an Accessible Website? Create Knowledgeable Content Contributors.” Capital Camps/Gov Days Conference. Bethesda, MD. August 1, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Usability Testing: What You Need to Know.” Capital Camps/Gov Days Conference. Bethesda, MD. July 30, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “The Ethics of UX White Labeling.as part of Rauch, Thyra, Richard Bellaver, Cory Lebson, Donna Tedesco, Bill Albert, Kara DeFrias, Elisa Delgado. “Ethnical Issues in UX.” UXPA 2014 Conference. London. England. July 21, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Why You Should Conduct User Research.” Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM). Webinar. July 11, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “These Are My People: Find value in UXPA International and share your vision for the future.” UXPA Boston Annual Conference. Boston, MA. May 15, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Deciding Whether You Want to Be an Independent UX Consultant and Succeeding If You Do!” YouInUX Global UX Career Summit. Webinar. May 9, 2014. – Related Independent Consultant Article 1/14
  • Lebson, Cory. “Creating Usable Web Content.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Springfield, VA. May 6, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Accessibility Workshop: WCAG 2.0 & Section 508.” University of Baltimore. Baltimore, MD. February 25, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Mobile Accessibility.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. McLean, VA. February 25, 2014. – Related Mobile Accessibility Blog Post 10/13
  • Lebson, Cory. “Workshop to Produce Usable Web Content.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Washington, DC. February 20, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Usable design: Learn about your users and create what they need.” The Intelligence Community Interactive Alliance Conference. Chantilly, VA. February 7, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom. “The 2014 User Experience Intensive: A one-day workshop.” Connecticut UXPA. Hartford, CT. January 30, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Skills Only Get You So Far: Get Out There to Advance Your Career!” + UX Speed Networking Event IxDA NYC and NYC UXPA Event. New York, NY. January 28, 2014
  • Lebson, Cory. “Raising Awareness of User Research Throughout your Agency.” DigitalGov User Experience Community Summit. Washington, DC. January 28, 2014. – Related Raising Awareness Article 10/12 (PDF)
  • Lebson, Cory. “Assess your web content with qualitative research.” Society for Technical Communication (STC) Webinar. January 17, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “How to Include UX Research and Evaluation in Proposals.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Springfield, VA. January 15, 2014.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Skills Only Get You So Far: Get Out There to Advance Your Career!” South Florida User Experience Meetup. Fort Lauderdale, FL. January 9, 2014.

2013

  • Lebson, Cory. “Mobile User Research: What You Need to Know.” MoDev East. Mclean, VA. December 12, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Guidelines for Content Contributors.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Silver Spring, MD. December 5, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Workshop to Produce Usable Web Content.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. Washington, DC. December 2, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Information Architecture: Creation and Evaluation.” User Friendly 2013. Shanghai, China. November 21, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Skills Only Get You So Far: Get Out There to Advance Your Career!” + UX Speed Networking Event World Usability Day with UXPA Cleveland. Cleveland, OH. November14, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Usability Testing to Evaluate Web & Mobile Content.” Society for Technical Communication (STC) Virtual Conference. November 6, 2013
  • Lebson, Cory. “Web and UX skills only get you so far: Get out there to advance your career!” DC Web Women and Web Content Mavens Meetups. Washington, DC. October 28, 2013.
  • Strohl, Jon, Heather Gay, Cory Lebson, Jennifer Romano-Bergstrom, David Hawkins. 2013. “This Is Why My UX Research Method Rocks!” UXPA 2013 Conference Redux. Washington, DC. October 25, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Tour of a FEMA user research study.” DC UX Show and Tell Meetup. Washington, DC. October 23, 2013. – Related FEMA Article 11/11 (PDF)
  • Lebson, Cory. “What Every Researcher Should Know About Usability Testing.” Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) 2013 Conference. San Diego, CA. October 17, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Web and UX Skills Only Get You So Far” San Diego CHI Meetup. San Diego, CA. October 16, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Accessibility Evaluation: WCAG 2.0 & Section 508.” Lebsontech Training Seminar. San Francisco, CA. October 1, 2013.
  • Strohl, Jon, Heather Gay, Cory Lebson, Jennifer Romano-Bergstrom, David Hawkins. 2013. “This Is Why My UX Research Method Rocks!” UXPA 2013 Conference. Washington, DC. July 11, 2013. – Related Ignite Talk Blog Post 7/13
  • Lebson, Cory. 2013. “Usability in a Day: Everything That You Need to Know to Jump Start Your Career.” UXPA 2013 Conference. Washington, DC. July 9, 2013. – Related Usability Course Blog Post 8/13
  • Lebson, Cory. “Information Architecture: Creation and Evaluation.” Triangle UXPA Workshop. Raleigh, NC. June 26, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Challenges and Rewards of Being a UX Consultant: Lessons Learned and Best Practices.” UXPA Boston Annual Conference. Boston, MA. May 29, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Learn how to Conduct Mobile User Research.” MoDevUX 2013. McLean, VA. May 9, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Usability Testing to Evaluate Web & Mobile Content.” STC Technical Communications Summit 2013. Atlanta, GA. May 7, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Introduction to Qualitative User Research” UXPA DC Workshop. Washington, DC. April 22, 2013.
  • Lebson, Cory. “How to Turn your Tech Career into an Adventure!” IMI Tech Talk (KFNX News-talk Radio 1100, Phoenix, AZ). February 3, 2013.

2012

  • Lebson, Cory. “The Brand is You: Market Yourself with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google.” JobAssist. Silver Spring MD. November, 12, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Network Now to Enhance your UX Career: Boston and (Way) Beyond.” UXPA Boston World Usability Day Event. Cambridge MA. November 8, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Making Usability a Priority: Advocating for the Value of User Research.” Society for Technical Communication (STC) Webinar. October 23, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Do you care about your career? Network now!” UXPA DC Chapter UserFocus 2012 Conference. Washington, DC. October 19, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “What Every Researcher Should Know about Qualitative User Experience Studies.” Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA). Rockville MD. Sept. 21, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “User Experience: What’s It All About and Why Does It Matter?” IMI Tech Talk (KFNX News-talk Radio 1100, Phoenix, AZ). July 15, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “User Experience Evaluation: What You Need to Know!” Mid-Atlantic Developer Expo (MADExpo). Hampton VA. June 27 & 28, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Web Accessibility: What’s it all About?” Mid-Atlantic Developer Expo (MADExpo). Hampton VA. June 27 & 29, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory.”User Experience: What Does it Really Mean and Why Should a Project Manager Care?” The Capital Technology Management Hub. McLean VA. June 12, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Shout it from the Rooftops: Raising Awareness of UX Throughout your Organization.” Usability Professionals Association 2012 Conference. Las Vegas NV. June 7, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory, Lorie Whitaker, Chris Hass. “Ask Not What Your Chapter Can Do For You, but Ask What You Can Do For Your Chapter!” Usability Professionals Association 2012 Conference. Las Vegas NV. June 6, 2012.
  • Whalen, John, Cory Lebson, Jon Arne Sæterås and Olga Howard. “Mobile UX: Burning Questions about Mobile Usability.” MoDevUX 2012 Conference. McLean VA: April 20, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory and John Whalen. “Mobile UX: Burning Questions about Mobile Usability.” MoDevDC Meetup. McLean VA. April 11, 2012.
  • Lebson, Cory, Morgan Reed, Greg Flory and Briand David George. “User Experience and Technology.” The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Tech Tuesday (NPR affiliate WAMU 88.5, Washington, DC). April 10, 2012.

National UX Leadership Dinners

  • Organized and facilitated UX leadership discussions and dinners in New York, Seattle, Boston, Hartford and Washington DC in 2012 and 2013 in order to better understand how local, national and international organizations could collaboratively work better to meet the needs of UX professionals.

Panel of Judges for UX Competitions

  • Anders Ramsey, Chris Jaffee, Cindy Jeffers, Cory Lebson, John Payne, Lis Hubert, Tomer Sharon and Beverly May. 2013 User Experience Awards. Panel of Jurors. New York, NY. May 21, 2013.
  • McGovern, Joanne, Ron Jones, Jessica Skretch, Cory Lebson and Steve Krug. 2012. Win a Usability Test Video Contest. Panel of Judges for GSA. Washington DC. March 2012.

UX Matters Independent Consultant Article Screenshot Jan, 2014 UXmatters: Independent Consultant

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Training Course 2014 Training Course
UX Awards Judge 2013 UX Awards Judge
Conference presentation 2013 Conference Presentation
Opening Remarks at UXPA London Opening Remarks at UXPA London
UXPA Strategic Partnerships UXPA Strategic Partnerships
STC Publication STC Publication
WAMU Radio Show WAMU Radio Show
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