Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and the possible side-effects of loneliness/depression that can and have occurred, I'm temporarily extending the FREE Trial from 7 days to 60 for new members.
You are welcome here and I hope you find all of these things and more here at User Defenders: Community.
If after the 60 day FREE trial you don't have the means to continue with a paid membership, simply cancel before that time and you will not be billed.
This too shall pass, but damn I know it's so hard for so many until it does.
Hang in there, don't lose heart and hope. There's always a brighter day!
Fight on my friends...now more than ever!
Jason (your host & friend)
P.s. There are three normally exclusive to UD: Community members training events opening up that I will be making available to ALL in light of the pandemic:
MAY 13: Design Systems – Part I (Power of Design Systems) with Cătălina Manea
MAY 17: Design Systems – Part II (Building Bridges, not Walls) with Cătălina Manea
JUNE 3: Together: The Essential Fusion of Culture and Design with Justin Dauer
This is a safe gathering place for new and seasoned designers in all areas of UX to connect with others, ask questions, share knowledge, & offer inspiration to help us not grow weary in our important mission of fighting for our users...and changing the world one UX design at a time!
“I joined the User Defenders community hoping to expand my knowledge and skills in UX Design, but I got so much more. A supportive community, thoughtful podcasts tackling subjects like imposter syndrome (and dealing with your inner critic), and a fearless leader in Jason Ogle. I can’t speak highly enough of this group, and how it has helped me grow as a designer.”
– Muriel Pierre-Louis (UX Designer)
"I have listened to the User Defenders podcast for a few years. The superhero twist is fun, but the conversations are deep, meaningful, and most of all helpful. Developing empathy and improving understanding through personal journeys is much easier (and more effective) when you believe you are connected to a tribe who are all trying to do the same. Jason brilliantly recognized that we all have a story. UD community has sparked meaningful dialog and participation. In just a few weeks, I am certain that I have learned valuable insights from others, and I have helped others, and this is a community where others can find the same."
– Charles Hall (Sr. UX Architect)
"Jason Ogle brings his inspiring podcast to life with the addition of the User Defenders community. A wonderful, insightful, and must-have resource for anyone interested in UX. This is one of the best communities out there!”
– Erin Wong (UX Designer)
"I’m humbled to be part of the User Defenders community because we are able to share our knowledge of how we can help make usable products and services. Being part of this community is inspiring me to continue my push for researching and discovering ways to empathize with people. In the end, it’s not about the aesthetic of the products and services as much as it is about the benefit it brings to other humans.”
– Christopher Tumaghap (UX Designer)
There's a few reasons I'm asking for only $9.99/mo (or $99/yr) to be a part of this very special, one-of-a-kind UX & personal-growth-focused community: