About the UX Awards
The Vancouver User Experience Awards is an opportunity for growing startups, freelance practitioners, agencies, and user-centric enterprises to showcase their work and get recognized for the incredible experiences they create every day.
The 2018 Awards have concluded. Thanks to everyone who supported the community and we'll see you in 2019.
Congratulations to all of the winners! Visit our finalists page to view their award-winning projects.
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Voice experience design – fad or the new frontier?
Selma Zafar, Best Buy Canada
Director, Experience Design
The job postings have started to appear – Wanted: VUX. VUX?
Voice experience design is an emerging trend and product companies are taking notice. Firms are experimenting and vying to lead the conversation. But is voice the new Google Glass?
Best Buy Canada has embarked on an ambitious strategy to evolve into a next-gen experience company and voice experience design is playing a crucial role in this evolution. We’re learning what works (and what doesn’t) for customers, and how voice enriches customer experiences. We’ve moved beyond the screen and the future of voice is exciting and inspiring. It’s time for UXers to expand their practice and their perspective, and start listening as well as viewing.
Selma Zafar leads the Experience Design team at Best Buy Canada. She’s defining what it means to create compelling and seamless digital experiences for Canadians consumers. Selma’s a senior practitioner with 18 years in the UX industry, working across e-commerce, retail, agencies, and mobile. Get ready to be inspired.
Join us for a fun evening on Thursday, November 29, 2018, to celebrate UX in Vancouver. Mingle, sip a complimentary beverage, take a walk on the red carpet, and enjoy some great food!
REVIEWS FROM 2017
- "The event was excellent, well organized, and accessible. I will absolutely be attending next year."
- "It was a blast! Program was on time and everything was well hosted."
- "The venue was great, the keynote was inspiring, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Long live the VanUX awards and community!"
We're pleased to offer a limited number of discounted tickets for students. Tickets are available to purchase through Eventbrite. Please bring valid student ID to the door.
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Finger FoodShowcase Sponsor
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We are delighted to be working with these amazing sponsors for 2018
Domain7 is a people-centric digital service studio serving the globe from Vancouver, BC. We co-design and build experiences to help create a more empathetic and connected world.
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RED AcademyUX for good
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MicrosoftUX by Students
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SteamclockUX for Products
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TrainerizeUX for Emerging Experiences
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NoraveraUX for Marketing
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TEKsystems DigitalPeople's Choice
TEKsystems Digital and Creative Services provides skilled design, development, functional and technical resources to support your interactive, creative and digital initiatives. As the digital technology focused division of TEKsystems, a $3.6 billion global IT staffing, talent management and services leader, we thrive at the intersection of technology and marketing.
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Major TomDrink Sponsor
Major Tom is the next iteration of the agency, purpose-built for the needs of today’s complex world. We exist to bring calm to chaos, and clarity to our partners' platforms, products, and campaigns.
Blueprint UXCommunity Sponsor
Blueprint UX is a team of senior UX consultants offering services in user experience strategy, research, design, testing, and mentorship. We help our clients understand their customers, simplify complex business problems, and make digital products and services easier for everyone to use.
BDC is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. They are committed to providing technology entrepreneurs with a smooth financing journey at any stage of their life cycle.
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Rosenfeld MediaCommunity Sponsor
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Spatial research+designCommunity Sponsor
Spatial is a Research and Design Consultancy Specializing in Digital Innovation. We use best practices in human-centred design to help our clients explore product ideas, solve problems, and create exceptional digital experiences.
Radical Research SummitCommunity Sponsor
The Radical Research Summit is a one-day event that brings together over 200 researchers, UX practitioners, ethnographers, product managers and businesses. The day will focus on issues and topics that directly impact user research practice today.