Last Updated on September 2, 2021
Update: due to the outbreak of Covid-19, some of the conferences might be postponed to further dates or may change to a virtual format, we will try our best to keep the info updated here.
Every year, we send our team to participate in UX Design conferences around Asia to learn and share their learnings. We even invited our clients to join some of the conferences too, and that has helped a lot for further collaborations.
No matter if you are a UX practitioner, beginner, or a corporate executive who wishes to learn more on how UX can help your business, it is a no-brainer to attend a UX conference to meet with experts, practitioners and like-minded individuals.
There is quite a number of UX conferences in U.S. and Europe, and a growing number in Asia.
Here we list down few quality UX Design conferences in Asia, as well as sharing some of our past learning.
UX Design Conferences in Asia (Updated For 2021)
- IXDC 2021
- UX Days Tokyo
- IXDC (International Conference of Experience Design), Beijing, China
- UX STRAT Asia, Singapore
Virtual UX Conferences 2021
- CHI 2021, Japan (Online)
- UXDX APAC, Sydney (Online)
- UX Australia (Online)
- CHIuXiD (Online)
- UXCamp Europe (Online)
- UX New Zealand (Online)
UXCAMP EUROPE goes global with free 24-hour online unconference
THE first ever global unconference for the User Experience community will be hosted as a free 24-hour-long online event by UXcamp Europe on June 5 and 6.
8-13 May, Yokohoma, Japan (Online)
UXDX APAC Conference 2021
4-5 March 2021 (Online)
UX DAYS TOKYO
26-28 March 2021, Tokyo, Japan
[Postponed from April 2020]
UX STRAT Asia
1-2 Nov 2021, Singapore
15-19 September 2021, Beijing, China
UX AUSTRALIA, Design Research 2021
17-19 March (Online), Melbourne, Australia
3 Nov 2021, Jakarta & Bandung, Indonesia (Online)
UX New Zealand 2021
10-12 Nov, In-Person or Online.
Past UX Design Conferences in Asia (2019 & 2020)
- UX Strat Asia (Singapore)
- IXDC (China)
- UX Australia (Australia)
- CHIuXiD (Indonesia)
- UX+ Conference (Philippines)
- UX Vietnam Festival (Vietnam)
- UXTH Conference (Thailand)
- UXPH (Philippines)
- UXHK (Hong Kong)
- User Friendly (China)
Note: Over the years, we have been sponsoring for UX Design conferences in South East Asia region like UX STRAT, UXSG, UXMY and more. We’re thankful for the opportunities to contribute to the UX design community through sponsorship, partnership, as well as sharing our experience through talks, training, and blogging.
Some of our past learning & sharing:
Our team also mentored and shared their UX knowledge via talks and training in conferences.
Below are some of the slides we prepared for our previous sharing session:
- Echelon Indonesia 2016 – Mobile UX: Using Icons to Improve Product Usability
- Startup/Digital Marketing 2.0: Growth Hacking Thru UX
- Crafting Commercially Effective Mobile UX (@Echelon Indonesia 2015)
- Newbie UX: Something I learned about UX (Business vs Design)
- User Testing by Alvin Chai from CHI UX Indonesia
- MaGIC Academy – Find Out Why Users Are Leaving from Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC)
Are UX Designers in Demand in 2021?
Yes, UX designers are in demand. In fact, many organizations have been hiring UX designers and are looking to hire more UX designers in the coming years.
One reason UX designers are now so in demand is because of their involvement in the development, design, research, and testing of a particular project. This makes hiring UX designers a top priority when it comes to tech positions.
Another reason it’s a good career is the fact that UX designers earn a high salary. Indeed reported that the yearly median wage for UX designers is $89,000 a year, compared to a graphic designer’s yearly median wage of $37,000.
How do I Become a UX Designer in 2021?
Here are some steps you can take if you want to pursue a UX career:
- Start from the beginning. Learn about UX by reading up on it.
- Learn UX key principles.
- Learn UX key design methods as well as processes.
- Take up a UX course so that there is a structure to your study.
- Apply your UX knowledge to real-world projects.
- Get familiar with tools of the trade.
- Start building your portfolio
- Network with established and aspiring designers. Conferences are a great way to meet people from the same industry.