User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  


It shouldn’t come with the job: Addressing use and abuse of alcohol in design and tech

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • BRINK, 1516 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009
  • 37


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Use and Abuse of Alcohol in Design and Tech

It seems alcohol use comes with the job. However, this doesn’t align with the goal of increasing diversity and inclusiveness in our fields.

Come join UXPA DC, Brink and Victor Yocco (recent author of Design for Mindon Tuesday, September 20 from 6pm-8:30pm for a presentation to increase awareness of the role alcohol plays in our fields, and discuss how we can best create experiences that might contain alcohol while respecting the presence of those choosing to abstain. Victor will share experiences as a UX researcher who has gone from actively abusing alcohol to having two years of sobriety, provide insight into effective workplace and industry solutions, what work still needs done, and how we might create experiences that are more inclusive, concluding with a solutions-focused discussion where differences of opinions will be respected.

Event Schedule

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Registration, networking and appetizers

7:00pm - 8:00pm Presentation and Q&A 

8:00pm - 8:30pm Additional Q&A and networking

Space is limited - Register now to reserve your spot at this unique event!

About Victor

Victor is a Research Director at a Philadelphia based design and development firm. He works with clients across industries, from banking and telecommunications, to insurance and universities, to incorporate the voice of the user into design. Victor received his PhD from The Ohio State University, where he studied psychology and communication with visitors in settings such as natural history museums, science centers, and zoos. He regularly writes and speaks on topics related to the application of psychological principles to design, and user experience research. His book on the application of psychological principles to design, Design for the Mind, is available for purchase through Manning Publications. He has been a guest on a number of Podcasts including User Defenders with Jason Ogle.

Event Sponsors

We are still looking for a food sponsor. Want to sponsor the food & beverages at the event? Contact with your logo and register as a sponsor.

Your company will get a shout-out at the event and on social media, have your logo attached to our event page and in correspondences for the event. At the event you'll get a few minutes to tell everyone about your company.

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