Local UX Work Celebrated with the 2019 Vancouver User Experience Awards

Eight prizes awarded to students, freelancers, agencies and organizations for innovative user experience products created here in the Lower Mainland

(Vancouver, BC) –  The 2019 Vancouver User Experience Awards awarded eight prizes and a scholarship to recognize and celebrate the local user experience community who are creating technology products and services that are pleasing and easy to use.  Held at The Vancouver Playhouse in Vancouver, over 400 technology industry leaders attended the Vancouver UX Awards that celebrated the following prize winners: 

UX by Students:  Simon Fraser University - Medilog
UX for Good:  Logic & Form - Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
UX for Products:  Ready - Ready Split Check
UX for E-Commerce: MEC - Store Pickup in 2 Hours
UX for Marketing: Engine Digital - BC Hydro Power Smart Website
UX for Emerging Experiences:  Microsoft - Dynamics 365 Guides
People's Choice Award: Logic & Form - Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
Jury Selection: Best UX: Microsoft - Dynamics 365 Guides

“We hear that Vancouver is consistently called a new tech hub,” says Anthony Hempell, The Vancouver UX Awards Society, “with the incredible caliber of entries that the 2019 Vancouver UX Awards received, we can prove that Vancouver is indeed a tech hub and that we have incredible local talent producing award-worthy digital work.” 

The Vancouver UX Awards awarded the very first Vancouver UX Community Scholarship to Jade Underwood, a student at RED Academy in Vancouver.  The $1,500 UX Community Scholarship is a joint initiative of the Vancouver UX Awards, RED Academy and the First Nations Technology Council awarding a scholarship to an eligible First Nations student attending RED Academy.   

Also announced was the BrainStation and Vancouver UX Awards Scholarships to promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion in technology: awarding three $2,000 scholarships for BrainStation certificate courses to underrepresented groups (Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+).  Applications for this scholarship are open until December 5th  https://scholarships.brainstation.io/van-ux-awards/

Photo:  Microsoft, winners of Best UX and UX for Emerging Experiences, team members: Darren Bennett, Creative Director; Shirley Ho, Senior Designer; Charla Pereira, Senior Designer; Aheri Stanford-Asiyo, Software Engineer; Victor Jah, Software Engineer; Frank Lueck, Designer; Sean Puller, Technical Artist; and Andy Klein, Senior Designer.

Microsoft team posing with their awards

Photo credit: Anita Lee

About The Vancouver UX Awards Society:

The Vancouver User Experience Awards are presented by the local non-profit organization The Vancouver UX Awards Society and in partnership with the VanUE community. The Van UX Awards debuted in 2014 and has grown to be the premier event for celebrating the growth and excellence of user experience design in B.C. The Vancouver UX Awards Society was created in 2019 to continue this tradition of celebrating innovation and excellence in design, to build community and to connect UX practitioners, students, faculty and organizations who are stewarding the future of user experience design and research. The Society is currently managed by Vancouver UX Awards organizers Antenna Consulting, Apply Digital and Domain7.

For more information, please visit the Vancouver UX Awards website at www.vancouveruxawards.com. Follow the awards on Twitter: @VanUXAwards and on Instagram: @vanuxawards.com.

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