UX Career Conference

Career Conference 2017

UC Irvine’s Executive Masters of Human-Computer Interaction and Design Program will host their annual UX Career Conference on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 1PM to 5 PM. This event will take place at UCI’s Beall Applied Innovation Center. located at 5141 California Ave #200, Irvine CA 92617. This mini-conference is specifically designed for  UX professionals, industry executives, and UX recruiters.

Meet Our Students

The students of UCI’s MHCID Program are experienced professionals with a broad-range of expertise, including UX research and design, systems analysis, product design, project management, usability evaluation, web development, and more.

The Event


  • 12:45-1.:  Check in,
  • 1-1:30.:  Welcome to the day. MHCID Faculty Director-Dr. Gillian Hayes
  • 1:30-4:30:  Our MHCID class will present the results of their 6 month Capstone Project with our industry partners.
  • 4:30PM – 5:00: Closing Keynote – YouX-The Experience Your Customer Has With You by Ryan Foland
  • 5:00: Complimentary food, happy hour, and  poster session to follow                                   

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Ryan Foland believes in simplicity of messaging and of simply being you. A keynote speaker with four TEDx talks, Ryan has been nationally recognized for his expertise when it comes to marketing people, which is most commonly known as “personal branding.”

He believes that there is little difference between the online and offline worlds, arguing the utmost importance of being able to answer the question, “What do you do?”

Known for his 3-1-3® Method, a discovery process to simplify core messaging to three sentences, one sentence, and ultimately three words, he helps people say more by saying less.

In his book, Ditch the Act, published by McGraw-Hill, Ryan shares the art of being authentic by sharing the value in being perfectly imperfect.

For fun, Ryan sails, draws stick figures, and raps.

Learn more at ryan.online.