Reviewing is a critical part of the development of the UXPA conference program. We received 365 submissions, and each one needs to be reviewed by at least 3 different UXers to help the committee choose only the best content for our conference attendees.
In 2014, for the first time, all submitters are also expected to contribute to the review process.
- How long does it take?
Most reviewers were assigned 5-6 submissions to evaluate. Each review only takes about 10 minutes, and we hope that you'll be able to review all five during the two week reviewing window.
- When are they due?
Officially, 21 February. The committee appreciates your efforts to complete reviews as early as possible. We may have some rewards in store for the earliest finishers.
- What if I can't do my reviews after all?
Things happen. We understand. Demanding clients, sick kids, polar vortices, locusts, whatever. Plenty of things can get in the way of your best-laid plans to get your reviews done. We do ask that you email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you know you won't be able to do your reviews, so we can give another reviewer as much time as possible to complete the review before the 21 February deadline. No hard feelings - we promise.
- What if I know the submitter?
UXPA's reviewing process is fully blind, meaning no identifying information is explicitly shown to the reviewers. The UX community is a small one, though, and it's not uncommon for people to recognize an author based solely on the work being described or the author's writing style. If you feel you know too much to be objective, just fill out this short form letting us know you feel you shouldn't complete that review, and we'll reassign it.
- What if I want to tell you something privately?
Sometimes, you have comments that are best shared only with the committee. Maybe you have an ethical concern, or just can't find a constructive or polite way to point out a submission's flaws. We've provided a short private feedback form for this purpose.