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University Of North Alabama College Of Business To Host Lunch And Learn Event With User Experience Expert

Oct. 06, 2015

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama College of Business will host a lunch and learn with world renowned User Experience (UX) expert Jared Spool, Thursday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Jackson Center in Huntsville.

User Experience is one of the fastest growing fields in the country and there is often a high demand for employees with UX experience. UNA is currently one of the few schools on the forefront of this occupation.

"UNA offers the regions only interdisciplinary degree in Human Computer Interaction/ User Experience in the region and we are pleased to host the industry'sleading speaker," said Dr. Greg Carnes, dean of the College of Business. "This keynote luncheon is open to all, and we look forward to convening the local UX community."

In quick terms, HCI/UX relates to how people use software. For example, when a person uses a specific computer program, there's the actual program and then there's the font and color, and the way the buttons are lined up; that's HCI/UX. It's intuitive and gets the user to interact with a computer program. It's also the reason why people don't need an instruction manual for cell phones anymore; they've become accustomed to the user experience.

Individual tickets for the luncheon can be purchased for $25 per person; there are also group sponsorships available at different levels.

To register: https://alumni.una.edu/LunchandLearn

For more information on the UNA College of Business: https://www.una.edu/business/


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and Nursing. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates a renowned collegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin. https://www.una.edu/