UX Thought Leadership & Community Activities

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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:

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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.

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Publications (Book, Videos, Articles)

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Book

Videos

Published Articles

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Presentations (Meetups, Seminars, Workshops, Radio)

2021

  • Lebson, Cory, Jennifer Romano Bergstrom, John Whalen and Erin Baker. “Are You a Mid-career UX Professional and Wondering What’s Next? Let’s Talk About It!” UXPA 2021 Conference. Baltimore, MD. DATE TBD.
  • Lebson, Cory and Carla Briceno. “The Basics of Taking on Government Contracts and Doing UX Work for the Government.” UXPA 2021 Conference. Baltimore, MD. DATE TBD.

2020

  • Lebson, Cory, Chris Nodder and Amanda Stockwell. Stickynotes Livestream. View 20+ Episodes!
  • Lebson, Cory, Alexis Antonelli Morris and Hilary Bienstock. “How to Build a Successful Freelance Research Practice.” LA UX Research Meetup. December 10, 2020.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Is in-person research an option during a pandemic?” State of UX Summit. November 19, 2020.
  • Lebson, Cory. “AI and the future of UX Careers.” World Usability Day Turkey / UXPA Istanbul. November 12, 2020.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Research Careers Q&A.” UC Berkeley Extension, Remote Guest Lecturer in User Research for UX course. October 26, 2020.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Advancing your UX Career: Is it time to become a freelancer?” UXPA 2020 Virtual Conference. October 15, 2020
  • Lebson, Cory. “Just go with the flow: On being a flexible user researcher” UCD Gathering. October 15, 2020
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Research and Strategy: Interview with Cory Lebson.” Writers in Tech Podcast by UX Writing Hub. September 15, 2020
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Research Careers Q&A.” UC Berkeley Extension, Remote Guest Lecturer in User Research for UX course. August 31, 2020.
  • Lebson, Cory. “UX Research Careers Q&A.” UC Berkeley Extension, Remote Guest Lecturer in User Research for UX course. June 15, 2020.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Starting a User Research Career in the days of Covid-19.” Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Remote Guest Lecturer. April 29, 2020.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Tech Talk on UX Careers, Skill Sets & Personal Brands.” University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Remote Guest Lecture for College of Information Studies. April 4, 2020.

2019

  • Lebson, Cory. “Introduction to UX for Industrial Engineers.” Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Remote Guest Lecturer. December 4, 2019.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Introduction to a Career in Consulting.” University of Maryland, Remote Guest Lecturer. December 3, 2019.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Managing Empathy as a UX Professional.” Montgomery County UX Meetup. Rockville, MD. October 10, 2019.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Getting Started in UX.” University of North Texas, Guest Lecturer. September 12, 2019.
  • Lebson, Cory. “The UX Careers Handbook: Finding Success in your UX Career.” New Hampshire UXPA. Manchester, NH. June 19, 2019.

2018

2017

  • Lebson, Cory. “How and when to hire UX employees, consulting firms and freelancers.” Keylime Interactive Webinar. December 18, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Finding Success in Your UX Career.” Usersproof Webinar. December 18, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “The UX Careers Handbook: Finding Success In Your UX Career.” UXPA Boston. Boston, MA. October 16, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “The UX Careers Handbook.” UX Book Club PDX. Portland, OR. September 28, 2017.
  • Lebson, Cory. “Getting Started in UX.” Atlanta IxDA. Atlanta, GA. June 12, 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.