Students! we want your submissions for UXPA 2014 in London!
UXPA loves students. UXPA needs students. We love and need the energy, innovation, fresh perspective and new thinking that students bring to the profession. We want you to be well represented at our international conference in London, so make sure you're involved.
How do I get involved?
There are plenty of ways to get involved but the best is to enter a submission to present what you’re currently working on. Don’t worry, presenting isn’t as scary as it sounds, we have some very informal submission types that are perfect for students taking their first step presenting at conferences.
Posters are a way to present research results, new ideas or concepts in an informal, visual and interactive manner. You - the presenter - create a poster on a big piece of paper and pin it up at the conference. The poster should contain a short title, the burning research question you’re investigating, an overview of your research approach and what you’ve learned so far. Your research doesn’t need to be complete, you can even use the session to pick the brains of professionals to help move your research forward.
Presenting is very informal. You’ll have a few people stood around as you talk them through your poster. Make sure to include what you did, why, how and what you’ve learned. As the audience numbers are small, it’s likely to be very interactive with people asking questions and wanting to know more. It’s a great first step into presenting at conferences and an opportunity to discuss your research with some of the best brains in the industry.
Tips for submitting your poster
You don’t need to have your finished poster ready, we just need an overview of the work you will be presenting and what other conference attendees will gain from your poster.
For lots of handy tips creating your poster have a look at http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign.
Not sure posters are for you?
There are plenty of other submission types you can apply to from 60 minute presentations through to idea markets. See other submission types Link to http://www.uxpa2014.org/submission-types.html
Why students should present at UXPA 2014
Not sure presenting is for you?
Presenting isn't for everyone and there are a few of other ways for students to be involved through volunteering or purchasing a student ticket. We’re yet to announce details on those options, so please check back soon.