2014
Conferences

Happy New UX Year
Happy New UX Year
Happy New UX Year
Happy New UX Year
Happy New UX Year
Local
World IA Day (Los Angeles)
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February 15
LA (Location TBA)
UX Speakeasy Magic Bus
tinyurl.com/WIADLA2014

AIG...
Local
ValioCon
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A Conference for Designers & Makers
June 5-8
$699
Valiocon.com

UX Speakeasy Conference
– Fall
– T...
Local
• IA Summit

Happy New UX Year
General
Convey UX
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“The Conference for What’s Next in UX”
February 5-7
Seattle
$1,195
www.conveyux.com

SXSW Int...
Happy New UX Year
General
Giant Conference (UX Woodstock)
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A Conference For People Who Create Rad Experiences
June 11-14
Charlesto...
Mobile
UX Mobile Immersion (UIE)
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Design for the User, Not the Device
April 7-9
Denver
$1389 (Early Bird)
uxim14...
Web (ish)
Webvisions
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Multiple Dates
NYC, Portland, Chicago
$250+ (two day pass)
www.webvisionsevent.com

An Event...
Happy New UX Year
HCI/HFE
CHI 2014
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April 26 - May 1
Toronto
$ Not Yet Announced
chi2014.acm.org

HFES
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Oct 27-31
Chicago
$2...
Specialty
Lean UX NYC
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3 days, 35 speakers, and 25 workshops
April 10-12
Ummm…NYC
$395 (Earlybird)
leanuxnyc.co/...
Specialty
Design Research Conference
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Exploring Creative Balance
October
Chicago
$ Not yet Announced
drc.id.iit....
Crossroads
Re:Design
– salon-style discussions with UX/UI industry leaders and your
peers.convergese.com
– April 28-29
– B...
Crossroads
• Solid
– O'Reilly Solid Conference (conference about intersection of
physical/digital products)
– May 21-22
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Crossroads
• Blend Conference
– A generalist conference about user experience, design, and web
development.
– Sept (ish)
–...
Crossroads
• Big (D)esign
– four intense days of learning within the scope of Strategy, Mobile, User
Experience, Gaming, C...
Crossroads
• MuseumCamp 2014: Social Impact
Assessment
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This year is on measuring social impact and ROI; applies...
Education &
Training

Happy New UX Year
Options to fit every interest and budget
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Focused skill training -> Broad/deep education
Free -> Significant inves...
Free & not toooo spendy stuff
• Interaction Design Foundation
– Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction
– Online course...
Consulting firms will train you – not so cheap
• Cooper (UX Design & Consulting: SF)
– In person courses
– UX Boot Camp: 4...
Full blown courses proliferate – some free!
• Open2Study
– Global profs; Australia based; oodles of topics
– UX, dev’t, bu...
Full blown courses proliferate – some not
free!
• Online User Experience Institute
– Lots of UX courses. About $350 each

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How do I find out more?
Links for everything we just discussed will be
posted on Lisa’s blog
(minus the pithy commentary):...
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  1. 1. 2014 Conferences Happy New UX Year
  2. 2. Happy New UX Year
  3. 3. Happy New UX Year
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  6. 6. Local World IA Day (Los Angeles) – – – – February 15 LA (Location TBA) UX Speakeasy Magic Bus tinyurl.com/WIADLA2014 AIGA Y Conference – – – – – Curiosity is the hunger to explore March 14-15 USD $400+ y-conference.com/y19 Happy New UX Year
  7. 7. Local ValioCon – – – – A Conference for Designers & Makers June 5-8 $699 Valiocon.com UX Speakeasy Conference – Fall – Topics TBA based on your input Happy New UX Year
  8. 8. Local • IA Summit Happy New UX Year
  9. 9. General Convey UX – – – – – “The Conference for What’s Next in UX” February 5-7 Seattle $1,195 www.conveyux.com SXSW Interactive – – – – – AKA The Shitshow March 8-12 Austin $895 sxsw.com/interactive Happy New UX Year
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  11. 11. General Giant Conference (UX Woodstock) – – – – – A Conference For People Who Create Rad Experiences June 11-14 Charleston $699+ giantconf.com User Interface 19 – – – – October 27-29 Boston $ TBA www.uie.com/events/ Happy New UX Year
  12. 12. Mobile UX Mobile Immersion (UIE) – – – – – Design for the User, Not the Device April 7-9 Denver $1389 (Early Bird) uxim14.uie.com Happy New UX Year
  13. 13. Web (ish) Webvisions – – – – Multiple Dates NYC, Portland, Chicago $250+ (two day pass) www.webvisionsevent.com An Event Apart – – – – Multiple Dates Hotlanta, Boston $1095+ aneventapart.com/event/atlanta-2014 Happy New UX Year
  14. 14. Happy New UX Year
  15. 15. HCI/HFE CHI 2014 – – – – April 26 - May 1 Toronto $ Not Yet Announced chi2014.acm.org HFES – – – – Oct 27-31 Chicago $200-$425 www.hfes.org/web/hfesmeetings/meetings Happy New UX Year
  16. 16. Specialty Lean UX NYC – – – – – 3 days, 35 speakers, and 25 workshops April 10-12 Ummm…NYC $395 (Earlybird) leanuxnyc.co/nyc/ Confab (Content Strategy) – – – – – “The biggest annual event for all things content strategy” May 7-9 Minneapolis $999+ confabevents.com/events/central Happy New UX Year
  17. 17. Specialty Design Research Conference – – – – – Exploring Creative Balance October Chicago $ Not yet Announced drc.id.iit.edu Happy New UX Year
  18. 18. Crossroads Re:Design – salon-style discussions with UX/UI industry leaders and your peers.convergese.com – April 28-29 – Brooklyn – $495 – www.redesignconference.com Converge – – – – – The conference for everyone working with technology in creative ways. May 1-4 Columbia, SC $325+ convergese.com Happy New UX Year
  19. 19. Crossroads • Solid – O'Reilly Solid Conference (conference about intersection of physical/digital products) – May 21-22 – San Francisco – solidcon.com/solid2014 – $TBA • XOXO – xperimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology – Septemberish – Location: TBA – $ TBA – xoxofest.com Happy New UX Year
  20. 20. Crossroads • Blend Conference – A generalist conference about user experience, design, and web development. – Sept (ish) – Charlotte, NC – $ TBA – www.blendconf.com • Brooklyn Beta – “Our goal is to inspire you to make something you love, something that makes a difference.” – Octoberish – Crooklyn – $ TBA – brooklynbeta.org Happy New UX Year
  21. 21. Crossroads • Big (D)esign – four intense days of learning within the scope of Strategy, Mobile, User Experience, Gaming, Code Development, Usability, and Film Design. – October(ish) – Dallas – $ TBA – bigdesignevents.com/conference • INST-INT – – – – – Interactive Installations conference from the people behind EYEO October Minneapolis inst-int.com $TBA Happy New UX Year
  22. 22. Crossroads • MuseumCamp 2014: Social Impact Assessment – – – – – This year is on measuring social impact and ROI; applies beyond museums Jul-Aug 2014 Santa Cruz www.santacruzmah.org/museumcamp2014/ $150 Happy New UX Year
  23. 23. Education & Training Happy New UX Year
  24. 24. Options to fit every interest and budget • • • • Focused skill training -> Broad/deep education Free -> Significant investment Do it yourself -> Get whipped into shape by others Online -> Mixed media -> Hop a plane Image courtesy of samuiblue/FreeDigitalPhotos.net Happy New UX Year
  25. 25. Free & not toooo spendy stuff • Interaction Design Foundation – Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction – Online courses and other resources • The UX Bookmark (books & videos) – www.theuxbookmark.com/#container • Lynda.com – Free and for fee UX and design tutorials • User Interface Engineering (UIE) – Virtual Seminars. Single or packages – Can purchase complete library access for a period – UI18 On Demand archives Happy New UX Year
  26. 26. Consulting firms will train you – not so cheap • Cooper (UX Design & Consulting: SF) – In person courses – UX Boot Camp: 4 days, & do good at the same time! • Adaptive Path (UX general: SF) – UX Intensive: 4 day design workshop, global – UX Week conference (Sept: SF) • Neilsen Norman Group (UX research++: SV) – Usability Week (SD in Feb: odd picture…) – Usability Camp: 3 days Happy New UX Year
  27. 27. Full blown courses proliferate – some free! • Open2Study – Global profs; Australia based; oodles of topics – UX, dev’t, business, psych. Some self-paced – Offers BA/BS degrees • Udacity; Coursera – MOOCs with a mission: equal access to education – CS, engineering, business, HCI, design (Coursera) – CS, mobile, web dev’t, business, SWE (Udacity) • HackDesign – Self-paced “experiment” for developers Happy New UX Year
  28. 28. Full blown courses proliferate – some not free! • Online User Experience Institute – Lots of UX courses. About $350 each • Stanford design (“d”) school – Go get a degree – Or perhaps take a 90 minute crash course for pairs • General Assembly (based NYC; branch in LA) – For profit training org; you go to “campus” – Semester length, 1 day, hackathons & more – Design, Web Dev’t, Business topics, other Happy New UX Year
  29. 29. How do I find out more? Links for everything we just discussed will be posted on Lisa’s blog (minus the pithy commentary): The Interdisciplinary Computing Blog computing4society.blogspot.com Along with a post about the entire meetup this evening. Replete with pithy commentary. Happy New UX Year

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