External Web sites & Organizations

Related Organizations

UX is related to many different disciplines and we link to organizations and resources that members find value in.

HCI and Human Factors

  • ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
  • ACM/SIGCHI - Special interest group on Computer-Human Interaction
  • The Ergonomics Society - Professional society based in the UK
  • HCD-Net - Human centered design organization in Japan
  • HFES - Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IFIP - International Federation for Information Processing
  • ITG - Internet Technical Group

Technical Communication and Information Design

Information Architecture and Design

  • ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • IAI - Information Architecture Institute (formerly AIfIA)
  • DMI - Design Management Institute
  • AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • IXDA - Interaction Design Association

Training and Human Performance

ISPI - International Society for Performance Improvement

Software Development and Project Management

  • PMI - Project Management Institute
  • ASQ - American Society for Quality

UX Portals

STC Usability and User Experience Community SIG

This web site from the Society for Technical Communication is a popular portal with several strong collections of resources:


This is the web site of a project funded by the European Union to promote usability and user-centered design. It focuses on tools and methods and advocacy:

  • The Tools and Methods section includes an interactive tool to select appropriate methods for a project.
  • Usability for Managers includes extensive links to support for usability and basic information for managers interested in usability.
  • International Standards has information about the standards process and a summary of key HCI standards.


This resource for designing "usable, useful and accessible Web sites and user interfaces" is a project of the National Cancer Institute.

Usable Web