nexUX Camp: building our community

Join us at nexUX Camp on Friday, February 28 at the Hunt Library at NC State. At this event we’ll meet one another, listen to speakers discussing what they believe we could be, and begin choosing our direction. The Camp is free and open to anyone interested in contributing, including faculty, students, staff, industry and government. The meeting is coscheduled with the CHAT digital humanities event, and includes optional Hunt Library tours. We hope you can make it!

Registration & Directions

Please RSVP so that we can ensure that rooms and refreshments will accommodate you. nexUX Camp will take place at NC State’s new Hunt Library. Here are detailed directions.


nexUX Camp will be an all day, participatory event:


930-945am, Hunt Library Auditorium 1103

Visioning talks

10-1130am, Hunt Library Auditorium 1103
Five challenging lightning talks focused on what nexUX could become:

Visioning groups

1-230pm, IEI Multipurpose Room, Hunt Library 2110

  • nexUX and research
    • facilitated by Ross Teague, Senior UX Manager, Allscripts
  • nexUX and teaching
    • facilitated by Percy Hooper, Associate Professor, NCSU Industrial Design
  • nexUX and outreach
    • facilitated by Amber Howard, VP Marketing and Brand, Natural Life

Group reports and conclusion

230p-3pm, IEI Multipurpose Room, Hunt Library 2110

Shared nexUX/CHAT Keynote

315-445pm, Hunt Library Auditorium 1103

Experience Architecture: The Strategy of Digital Experience

Liza Potts, Michigan State University

Launched in Fall 2013, the new Experience Architecture degree at Michigan State University is a collaborative endeavor built across the university with industry partners. One of the first Humanities-based UX programs, the degree draws on curriculum in Writing, Design, Computer Science, and Philosophy. As a program co-founder, Dr. Potts will explain how we can build better user experiences by sharing her research from a large-scale study of social media use during times of disaster. By examining participation during a watershed moment, we can discuss how to build innovative and cooperative programs to answer a critical need for researchers and practitioners.

Liza Potts is an assistant professor in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. At MSU, she is a senior researcher at the Writing in Digital Environments Research Center (WIDE), director of user experience projects at MATRIX (MSU’s Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences), and collaborator at Creativity Exploratory. Her research interests include technologically-mediated communication, experience architecture, and participatory culture. Dr. Potts has worked for Microsoft, design consultancies, and start-ups as a director, information architect, and program manager. She is the Chair of ACM’s SIGDOC, and the editor of a new book series from the University of Michigan Press focused on Practices in the Digital Humanities. Her new book, Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation, is the first in the ATTW series in Technical and Professional Communication by Routledge.

Shared nexUX/CHAT mixer

5-6pm, IEI Commons