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About the User Experience Committee

The User Experience committee (UXC) of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) is dedicated to promoting usability in online transactions – one of the four Guiding Principles of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.

Explore this landing page to learn more about how to join our committee, to read about our projects (past, current, and future), or to solicit expert advice from UX committee members.

NOTE: The terms "User Experience" and "Usability" are used here to include work recognized by us and groups / sites such as as standard UX and Usability work to support the IDESG and NSTIC Goals.


The UXC holds weekly meetings every Tuesday, 9am PT, 12pm ET (except holidays) (new time starting 9/9/14). Additionally we hold occasional working meetings for a particular project as needed. See our maillist for information on occasional meetings.

Join us via WebEx:
Click on this webex link. If you need to do so, install webex if you don't yet have it and then sign into the meeting.
Dial in via phone:
New York, NY: +1.646.307.1990; San Francisco: +1.415.655.0381; Washington, DC +1.202.602.1295 US TOLL
Access code: 893-012-119#

Meeting information:
UXC Meeting Agenda
UXC Meeting Minutes -- see this page for past meeting minutes

We are governed under these documents:
Proposed Rules of Order UXC Meetings
IDESG Code of Conduct
IDESG Code of Ethics

What We Do

Here are a few of the main projects we’ve been working on:

  • Identity Ecosystem Framework: The UXC developed usability requirements for v1 of the IDEF, publicly released in October 2015. The UXC is continuing to work on amendments to the IDEF glossary and will work on IDEF v2 in 2016.
  • Standards: The UXC is currently reviewing UX-related standards to push through the Standards Adoption Process in the IDESG Standards Coordination Committee.

Review the worklist (link) for the most up-to-date list of UXC projects.

How to Join

If you’re interested in the UXC committee, join us for one of our weekly Tuesday meetings to learn more about our work. You may also join the group by adding yourself to the mailing list here. If you have any questions, please contact

To join our UXC group, you must join IDESG. Information about that is here:
Join the org, sign the IPR agreement in order to contribute, and then join the UXC maillist which will be available in the 'members only' section.

Need UX help?

Check out a list of UXC resources we have compiled to help others understand the discipline UXC Resources.

Any IDESG member can request expert UX help with their work. If you have a project you’d like UX help with, please contact (contact info for IDESG admin – MA).

The User Experience Committee's Work List and Liaisons

The UXC maintains a working list of items with prioritization for the committee. Please check the
UXC Worklist for items we are working on or considering for the IDESG.

The UXC maintains a list of liaisons to other groups:
UXC Liaisons.

Cataloguing User Experience and Usability Information

The work of the IDESG [Experience Committee] includes a responsibility to help others understand the discipline, so we have included this page on UXC resources:
UXC Resources

Need UX help within IDESG? Or want to help this group out?

Any IDESG Member can request help with their work, through liaisons, by talking with the group's leadership, or any member of the group. You may join the group by adding yourself to our maillist here: [1].

Document Organization and Templates

UXC Document Template

Vulnerable Populations