Motivación. κίνητρο. Motivasyon. Motivação. мотивация. Motivazione. モチベーション. अभिप्रेरण. Motivatsioon. પ્રેરણા. Motivaatio.
However you say it, that's our theme for 2014.
In our profession, as in life, it's often beneficial to step back and consider why. Why do customers use the products we work so hard to perfect? Why do (internal or external) clients ask for our expertise? Why do we give it? Why do we do it so freely and with so much enthusiasm?
From the littlest design problem to the biggest professional conundrums, uncovering true motivation is critical to achieving the right solution. Join us in 2014 as we consider:
Any questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Preliminary program announced.
After much deliberation and great effort, we've whittled the 365 submissions down to just over 90 sessions to create your UXPA 2014 conference program. Check it out, get funding, and book your room at the Park Plaza!
Submissions are now closed.
We received 365 submissions - one for every day of the year! And we wish we had a full year to share them all with you. Alas, we have just 4 days of conference events, and the reviewers and committee will be doing the hard work over the next several weeks of choosing only the most compelling submissions for inclusion in the conference program. Peer reviews begin on 07 February, and submitters will be notified of the status of their submissions in mid- to late March.
Submissions are open!
We're thrilled to open submissions for this year's conference! Get a quick overview, then be sure to take a look at this year's submission topics and submission types. Read some successful sample submissions from 2013. If you can, sit in on or listen to a recorded virtual roundtable to learn more about the process. When you're ready, go ahead to the submission site to get started.
Submissions close at midnight, Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, on 31 January. To ensure adequate time for quality reviews, this deadline will not be extended.
Dates have been announced for this series of discussions to answer your questions about the submission and review process, brainstorm ideas and improvements for people who might be stuck, and to help you find collaborators, co-presenters, English as a Second Language assistance, and proofreaders. The first is 19 December. See the full schedule.
Have an idea?
We are keen to hear your ideas about how we can create a better conference experience.
Meet your co-chairs
Danielle has over 13 years of experience in a multitude of research and design techniques applied to a wide variety of applications, including hardware, Windows, web, telephone, and mobile. Her work has benefited large and small, public and private companies in many industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to car rental to financial services.
Now working as an independent consultant, Danielle is a frequent speaker at local, national, and international conferences. She served on the committees for the 2007, 2008, and 2012 UPA/UXPA annual conferences and is serving as co-chair for 2013 and 2014
You can find Danielle online at http://dgcooley.com, and she tweets @dgcooley.
Sara is responsible for leading the Mediabarn’s Interactive Studio teams to create intuitive user experiences for a variety of websites and mobile products. Her background in visual and information design helps to create smart user experiences. Sara has amassed over 15 years of design and research experience, working with companies to produce award-winning interactive products and websites.
She has been involved with the UXPA conference committees for the past 3 years, and is serving as co-chair for 2014 and 2015.
You can find Sara on Twitter at @saralmastro.
Stavros is a scientist trapped in user experience designer’s body. He has studied, practiced and taught User Experience for over 11 years, building a diverse set of User Centred Design research and design experience, such as academic research on novel technologies, usability & guerilla testing, designing for international brands and leading UX teams.
As the President of the UXPA UK chapter, Stavros is also acting as the local coordinator for the conference. So, if you're based in London, UK or Europe and would like to get involved, please get in touch with him.
You can find Stavros on Twitter at @StavrosUX