Why YOU should be a reviewer for UPA 2012 Sara Mastro UPA 2012 Reviewers Committee
Who am I? Sara MastroReviewers CommitteeAlso can be found at:Mediabarn, Inc. in Arlington, VAwww.email@example.com@mediabarninc.com
What can you review? • Tutorials • Workshops • 30 and 60 Min. Presentations • Panels • Posters • Idea Markets
What are you reviewing for? UPA 2012 International Conference“Leadership”June 5 – 8, 2012The M Resort Spa CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada
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.
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.
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?
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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
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Help shape the UPA 2012 International Conference Your participation could be key to adding engaging and informative presentations for this year!