Being down-under often means we are off the radar. But did you know that New Zealand is also brimming with UX (User Experience) evangelists?

This is my list of Twitter must-follows for any New Zealander interested in locals talking about usability, user experience, information architecture and interaction design. This is by no means a comprehensive list of UX experts in NZ, just those I know of on Twitter who are talking about UX-related topics.

For now I’ve only included folks who frequently share their knowledge, ideas and findings on the above topics –   the sort of things strategy, design and technical people might find useful.

Please feel free to add your own suggestions via the comments.


@LukePittar

UXtwittersLuke

Luke Pittar, Wellington
http://yokeparty.com
I have become change, and am committed to stay that way.

Luke is what I’d call a “new-wave UX”. He sketches rapid prototypes on paper with a holistic approach to the user experience.


@vickytnz

UXtwittersVicky

Vicky Teinaki, Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.linkedin.com/in/vickyteinaki

Going digital native: MDes grad, Locus Research IxDer, Johnny Holland blogger, UX evangelist.

I’ve only just starting subscribing to Vicky’s tweets. Check out her presentation UX 101.


@UsabilityNinja

UXtwittersNinja

Peter Grierson, New Zealand
http://www.usability-aotearoa.com/
Usability consultant in NZ

One of the most prolific sharer of news and links – a 24/7 Twitter?


@lancewiggs

UXtwittersLance

Lance Wiggs, Wellington, New Zealand
http://lancewiggs.com/
Insufficiently suppressed motorbike traveller

Lance might not regard himself as a User Experience expert – but his tweets and blog posts are often square-bang in the centre of what UX is all about.


@boulderservices

UXtwittersBoulder

Elyssa Timmer, New Zealand
web strategy girl, speaker, cofounder, webstock.org.nz, mom, mountain lover, dressage rider

Frequently shares links. Well networked.


@lushai

UXtwittersLulu

Lulu Pachuau, Wellington, New Zealand
http://www.lushai.com/
I help people think out loud. I am loud.

Lulu is loud and talented and likes to share her thoughts and ideas.


@caroline_maree

UXtwittersCaro

Caroline Jones, New Zealand
Interaction Designer, usability and UX. Talks fast but rides a fast horse.

Caroline covers the full gamet of UX.


@trentmankelow

UXtwittersTrent

Trent Mankelow, Wellington
http://optimalusability.com/

I suspect Trent is the most conferenced and networked UX guru in NZ – he posts some interesting conference insights and odd stuff.


@suitey

UXtwittersSuitey

Emily Loughnan, Wellington
http://360.clicksuite.co.nz/
Using new technology to tell engaging stories

Your source for emerging trends in UX, social media and technology. She’s been playing and working in this space for over 15 years.


@martinsidoruk

UXtwittersMartin

Martin Sidoruk, Wellington, New Zealand
http://www.sidoruk.com/blog
I work at Ogilvy as a GAD/Planner, I’m a Design Strategist with interests in UXD, all things digital, Service Innovation and marketing.

Martin doesn’t Twitter often, but when he does Martin posts interesting links related to strategy and innovation related topics.


@crashhelmet

UXtwittersCrash

Steve Arnold, Christchurch, New zealand
http://www.e2digital.co.nz/

Digital art director. Love UCD, UX, and crash helmets. Learning the Piano Accordion.

Another newbie on my list. Sounds like Steve is a wireframe afficondo?


Oh, and one lucky-last, must-follow Twitterer…

@zefamedia !

UXtwittersZef

Comments (4)

  1. A good list. I’m embarrassed to say that aside from you I was following only one other person.

  2. Proud to say I know @usabilityninja and @vickytnz. I’d recommend adding @titine (Justine Sanderson) to this vaunted list. She’s amazing at all things IxD and UX.

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