Usability Professionals' Association

The Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) is a professional association for people interested in usability.

According to the UPA official web site, the Usability Professionals’ Association supports usability specialists, people from all aspects of human-centered design, and the broad family of disciplines that create the user experience in promoting the design and development of usable products. Founded in 1991, the original 50-member Usability Professionals' Association has grown to serve a community of nearly 2400 members, worldwide, by promoting usability concepts and techniques through its publications, conferences, World Usability Day, and over 46 active local chapters. According to the UPA official web site the UPA's goals are to:

* provide an international network through which usability professionals can share information about the techniques and methodologies in the profession,
* create an inclusive community for those interested in usability, whether it is their primary focus or a related discipline,
* change new product development processes to include a concern for the people who use them by presenting the business case for usability in product development to colleagues, customers, the public and governmental agencies,
* increase the body of knowledge about usability and user-centered design through professional education, meetings and conventions and other professional interchanges.


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