Call for proposals: UX Australia 2009

15 Feb 2009 - 7:18pm
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Donna Maurer

UX Australia 2009: Call for proposals

We are very pleased to announce the call for proposals for UX Australia

The conference program for UX Australia 2009 will be based on your
input, to ensure that the conference reflects current user
experience practice and also reflects the types of presentations you
would like to see.

We are calling for proposals for main conference presentations and for
pre-conference workshops.

Key dates
The key dates are:
* 16 Feb 2009: Call for proposals open
* 29 Mar 2009: Proposals close (this is not a flexible date - we will
close on midnight AEST this date)
* 30 Mar 2009: Reviewing starts
* 11 Apr 2009: Speakers notified
* 1 May 2009: Conference registration opens (with full program available)

Guiding principles
Although the conference program will be heavily based on community
reviews, there are some guiding principles for the type
and style of presentations at the conference.

The key principle is that presentations should focus on practice, and
should be grounded in experience. A presentation may be a
case study about a particular project, or about something you have
learned across projects. It should not be an idea you have
about how something should happen, or about which you have no experience.

Presentations should describe interesting problems and how you solved
them. You do not need to have been successful - many
lessons are better learned from failure. You also do not need to have
completed a project - your presentation may be about an
interesting problem within a project.

Presentations may be about web projects or user experience projects in
the physical world. Indeed, as we know that a lot of
presentation proposals will be about web projects, we will be actively
encouraging proposal from outside the web.

Presentations should not be overly academic. Research findings are
acceptable as long as they are, again, grounded in practice.

There will be no sales pitches for products; or presentations that
primarily describe a service offering of a company. Sponsors
do not get an automatic right to present.

Review proposals
UX Australia 2009 is a community-reviewed conference, and we need people
to help with reviewing.

Reviewers should have experience in some aspect of user experience
design and an interest in helping us create a great
program for the conference.

We'll ask you to read up to 6 presentation proposals, rate according to
criteria and provide constructive comment. We expect
the time required will be up to 3 hours, and will be done between 29
March & 5 April.

If you have time in that week, and are interested, please register via
the UX Australia conference management system
(select the box that asks about reviewing). We'll contact you in
mid March to get ready.

Where do I start?
Keen? Start here:
* How we'll develop the UX Australia program:
* Main conference presentation information:
* Pre-conference workshop information:
* Register as a reviewer:

Donna Spencer
UX Australia

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