Who We Are

Boston Interactions is a loose umbrella of interactions-related groups in the Boston area. Founded originally
in 2008 by BostonCHI & UXPA Boston, we continue to grow and add new groups. We exist for a few simple reasons: If your group would like to participate, please email calendar@bostonchi.org

Our Calendar

Member Groups

Organization Website Description
AIGA Boston
AIGA Boston http://boston.aiga.org/
The AIGA Boston is the professional association for design in Boston. With over 1000 members and several events a month, something is always going on at AIGA.
A11y Boston Meetup.com/A11yBos
The Boston A11Y Roundtable meets monthly to discuss online accessibility, including trends in regulations and guidelines, barriers that people with disabilities face online, and techniques for achieving equal access by all for websites, applications, and documents.

Bentley University Design & Usability Center
The Design and Usability Center is a global user experience and usability research, evaluation, and design consulting group.
BostonUX-SocialHour Boston UX Social Hour Meetup.com/Boston-UXSocial
Monthly meeting of UX and usability professionals
BostonCHI BostonCHI.org
"A research and design community making technology work for people."

BostonCHI is the Boston area chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction. Our members, from throughout New England, share ideas and experiences on the rapidly growing and changing area of how computers and people interact.
BostonCHI Labs
BostonCHI Labs BostonCHILabs.org

BostonCHI Labs is an emerging alliance of university- and industry-based HCI researchers. The main focus of the Labs is to provide students doing HCI research with a strong peer community and with access to the broad range of HCI expertise available throughout Boston area. Our activities will likely involve social and research events, creating a shared calendar of HCI-related events, and curriculum coordination. Our activities complement those of BostonCHI, which is an organization of HCI professionals from the New England area.

Digital Rendezvous
Digital Rendezvous

Once upon a time, 5 people from Vitamin T, the staffing agency for Creative/Digital talent, decided to create a MeetUp - thus Digital Rendezvous was BORN!  We are looking to have a meeting of the minds once per month at a local pub to discuss emerging trends in design, development, all things web!!!

Drinks On Tap Meetup Meetup.com/DrinksOnTap

DrinksOnTap is a social meetup for Boston area mobile developers (iPhone, Android and more). The event is organized monthly to brings together the best mobile developers and share what we've been working on over drinks. 

We are always looking for amazing demos from companies in the Boston mobile community. If you're working on something that you want to show off we want to see it. Please join our group and come have some fun.

(Joint Meetings)
TinyURL.com/BostonComputer Joint Seminars co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the  Greater Boston Chapter of the ACM.

IEEE = Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ACM = Association for Computing Machinery
IxDA Boston
IxDA Boston http://www.ixda.org/local/boston-ixda
IxDA Boston is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Our goal is to support the IxDA mission by building a thriving community of user experience practitioners and business professionals throughout the Greater Boston area who are eager to share their knowledge, experience, ideas, and inspiration to advance the discipline of Interaction Design.
HCI Seminar Series
The MIT CSAIL HCI Seminar is generally held on Fridays 1-2 pm in the Patil/Kiva Seminar Room (32-G449) in the Stata Center.
The HCI Seminar is open to the public.

MIT = Masachusetts Institute of Technology
HCI = Human-Computer Interaction
CSAIL = Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Mobile Monday Boston
Mobile Monday Boston MoMoBoston.com
Mobile Monday is the world’s largest mobile industry community with chapters in over 80 cities worldwide.  Mobile Monday Boston started in 2006 as an informal meeting at a bar and since has grown into one of Boston’s biggest technology networking organizations.

NEC HFES is the New-England Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. We are dedicated to connecting students and professionals in human factors, psychology, and engineering disciplines throughout the New England region. We organize semi-regular meetings that are open to everyone in the human factors and ergonomics community, and every fall we host an annual Student Research Conference.
The New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science meets on the first Wednesday of the month near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA usually from 5:45 – 6:45pm.
The New Hampshire Chapter of the User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA) provides networking and professional development opportunities for usability professionals, information architects, interaction designers, and other user experience professionals and students in the Seacoast and Southern NH regions. Our mission is to foster the growth of the local usability community and to provide an environment for members to exchange information on tips, tools, methodologies, and technologies related to usability.
Refresh Boston
Refresh Boston RefreshBoston.org
Refresh is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, & professional culture of New Media endeavors in the Boston area while promoting design, technology, usability, and standards.
STC New England
STC New England STCNewEngland.org
The Boston Chapter is currently one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Along with the Association of Technical Writers and Editors, based in New York City, the Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, is recognized as a founding chapter of STC.

Today, the chapter continues to provide direction and leadership to local and international technical communicators by providing:
  • Access to the latest information
  • Activities for professional development
  • Competitions for showcasing your work
  • Opportunities for getting involved
UX Boston Book Club
UX Boston Book Club Meetup.com/UXBoston
The UX Book Club (UXBookClub.org) is a world-wide initiative to get people talking about UX design. We're the Boston "chapter." The first meeting we had was in March of 2009 and we've been meeting almost every month since then.

We meet once a month, read a book or series of articles then discuss the good and the bad.  We meet at the Microsoft NERD center near Kendall Square.
UXPA Boston
(formerly UPA Boston)

The Boston Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a highly active community for persons with individual and professional interests in usability, user experience design, and their many related fields.

We hold about ten monthly meetings every year, in addition to weekend workshops and the annual User Experience conference.
Web Innovators Group
Web Innovator's Group WebInnovatorsGroup.com
We are entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, startup geeks, and technology executives – all inspired by web and mobile innovation.

Each quarter our entire community gathers to see the latest startups demo their services, as well as for everyone to share and exchange new ideas.  Between events, the conversations continue throughout our forums online here and across the web.
Last edited 2016-01-15