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User Experience Professionals Association User Experience Professionals Association

Supporting people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience (UX) of products and services.

Professional body


Founded in 1991, the original 50-member group has grown to serve a community that includes nearly 2,400 members worldwide by promoting UX concepts and techniques through our annual international conference, publishing new UX findings through both the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) and User Experience Magazine, and our 59 local chapters in 30 countries around the world.

Our goals include:

  • Serve as the authoritative source on the practice of usability, user-centered design (UCD), and UX.
  • Facilitate professional development and education within the UX field.
  • Promote the business value of UX, research, design and evaluation to business and other entities.
  • Foster a community of user experience professionals through knowledge sharing and networking.
  • Provide effective industry governance.
  • Enhance and provide the value of membership in UXPA International.

Membership in UXPA International

UXPA International offers membership to anyone who researches, designs and evaluates the user experience.



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