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UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer
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UPA 2012 How to be a Reviewer


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  • 1. Why YOU should be a reviewer for UPA 2012
    Sara Mastro
    UPA 2012
    Reviewers Committee
  • 2. Who am I?
    Sara MastroReviewers CommitteeAlso can be found at:Mediabarn, Inc. in Arlington,
  • 3. What can you
    • Tutorials
    • Workshops
    • 30 and 60 Min. Presentations
    • Panels
    • Posters
    • Idea Markets
  • 4. What are you reviewing for?
    UPA 2012 International Conference“Leadership”June 5 – 8, 2012The M Resort Spa CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada
  • 5. What makes a
    great reviewer?
    • Have you attended prior UPA conferences?
    • Are you a UX professional or student?
    • Have you reviewed before for UPA or another UX industry conference?
    • Choose to review subject areas of what you know and love.
  • 6. What makes a
    great review?
    • Share the positive about each review.
    • Be as descriptive as possible in the critique.
    • There is always a way to take the time to point out what IS working and how to improve.
    • If something is borderline, a review that goes into detail is going to be much more useful (to the committee and the author).
    • While brief reviews are easier to write, they have more potential for causing problems further down the pipeline.
  • 7. What makes a great review? (con’t.)
    When reviewing submissions there are several key questions to address such as:
    • Is the content original or updated?
    • Is the topic relevant?
    • Will this benefit attendees (you)?
    • Is the material presented clearly?
    • Is the presenter qualified for this material?
    • Would you choose this over all others to see?
  • Why should you review?
    • Applying only takes a few minutes!
    • Be involved in helping to shape UPA 2012.
    • The review process is simple and it gives you the exposure to what others in the field are thinking.
    • Learn new information in your industry
    • Be part of something amazing!
  • Help shape the UPA
    2012 International Conference
    Your participation could be key to adding engaging and informative presentations for this year!
  • 8. Thank you!