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Affinity Groups

UCLA's IT community thrives with the support of several affinity groups.  These groups bring together members who collaborate and exchange best practices. If you're interested in initiating an Affinity Group or having your group featured, reach out via email to



UCLA UX's mission is to promote UX Design at UCLA and encourage collaboration. We are a grassroots organization whose goal is to bring people together from all parts of UCLA that might never otherwise meet, talk about the projects we're working on, share resources, and work together to create a more unified and accessible user experience at UCLA. We hold brown bag sessions with UX speakers from across campus, and meetups to share articles, ideas, and questions about UX and its many disciplines (including user interface, interaction design, usability testing, user research, accessibility, motion design, and information architecture). 

Join our conversations in the ucla-ux in the UCTech Slack Workspace! 

Contact: Anna Ahearn,

2023-24 UCLA UX General Meetups

2nd Thursday of every month, 3:30-4pm PST
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Informal sessions for UCLA staff meet and discuss UX-related topics. All are welcome no matter your experience or background! Join us for:

  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Q&A
  • Approachable UX tools and techniques

2023-24 UCLA UX Practitioner Meetups

3rd Wednesday of every month, 2-3pm PST
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Informal sessions for UCLA staff currently practicing UX design to collaborate. Join us for:

  • In-depth discussions
  • Design reviews
  • Research results and methodology

UCLA XR Initiative

At UCLA, we are building an XR (AR, VR, 360 capture, etc) resource for the campus in the hopes of bridging the gaps of knowledge and creating a safe environment for anyone to ask questions and discuss various use cases of XR.

Join our conversations in the xr-initiative in the UCTech Slack Workspace! 

Contact Joy Guey,

General Meetups

Last Friday of every month, 3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Informal Zoom gatherings for UCLA/UC staff to discuss UX-related topics.

  • Introduction to XR tools and techniques 
  • Demo’s of XR tools under development  
  • Updates on Events and Expos
  • Q&A sessions

Instructional Support Story Swap 

The UCLA Instructional Support Story Swap group facilitates the sharing of tools, tips and techniques centered around instructional technology and design. 

Join our conversations in the #iss-swap channel in the UCTech Slack Workspace! 

Contact: Caroline Kong,