Utah Valley University's Product Team Explores Boston During "UXpedition"

Utah Valley University's Product Team Explores Boston During "UXpedition"

Utah Valley University's Product Team, a club for students majoring in web design and development at UVU, recently embarked on a learning experience in Boston, Massachusetts. From October 15-20, nine students and associate professor Dan Hatch delved into Boston's rich culture and gained valuable insights into the world of user experience (UX) design and development.

During their visit, the Product Team met with industry-leading companies such as iMotions and KPM. These interactions provided a unique chance for students to gain firsthand knowledge about the cutting-edge advancements in their field.

UVU student Tessa Johnson expressed her excitement about the experience. "One of the most memorable experiences from the trip was the chance to learn about eye-tracking technology from a neuroscientist working at iMotions,” Johnson said. “We were fascinated to learn about the complex ways in which our brains and eyes work together to process visual information.”

In addition to networking opportunities, the students explored iconic historical sites like the Boston Tea Party Ships and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. This hands-on approach allowed students to become immersed in the city's vibrant atmosphere and draw inspiration from its history.

UVU student Jaxson Tilby shared his enthusiasm for the trip. "This experience has given me a fresh perspective and ignited my passion for my chosen career," he said.

Travel experiences are vital as they allow students to broaden their horizons, gain a deeper understanding of different cultures, and foster personal growth through exposure to new and diverse perspectives.