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Conferences and Events: Past UPA Conferences

UPA 2004: Connecting Communities

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UPA 2004 explored the many ways that communities affect usability and the user experience, as well as the ways that the user experience affects communities.


Keynotes and Invited Speakers

Conference Blogs

The Idea Market - Afterthoughts

Ever feel that the best part of a conference happens between sessions? Ulf Andersson did. So he devised a new format for conference sessions called an Idea Market. Attendees are free to roam from one idea station to the next, until they find a topic that they are interested in. Multiple "activators" stir up lively discourse on a variety of topics in a highly interactive, fluid session.

Here are the Afterthoughts from the 2004 Idea Markets:



Presentations and Advanced Topic Seminars

Bill Killam Voting Equipment in America: Observations from the Field
Sharon Laskowski Standards and Testing for Usability and Accessibility
Louise Ferguson International Perspectives on Voting Systems
Amanda Nance Master's Program at Georgia Tech
Josephine Scott Voting System Users: Profile of a County Clerk
Josephine Scott Understanding Voters: The Elections Landscape
Tullis & Stetson A Comparison of Questionnaires for Assessing Website Usability
Preston & Fowler Using Sounds and Graphics in Application Interfaces (new window)



Conference Committee

  • Conference Co-Chairs: Diane Wilson, Caryn Josephson
  • Conference Advisor: Joseph Kramer
  • Advanced Topics: Chauncey Wilson, Eugenie Bertus
  • Exhibits: Dave Metropolis-Rundus
  • Idea Markets: Deborah Hinderer Sova, Hank Henry
  • International: Alain Robillard-Bastien, Nathalie Barthe
  • Invited Speakers: Joe Bugental
  • Local Liaison - Montreal: Alain Robillard-Bastien
  • On-site Conference Volunteers: Joi Roberts, Lena Miyamoto
  • Panels and Presentations: Meryl Gross, DeeDee DeMulling,Carol Smith
  • Peer-Reviewed Papers: Stephen Hatfield, Wendy McKibben
  • Posters: Sharon Harap, Kathy Baxter
  • Printed Program Design: Allen Rotz, Melanie Datz
  • Publicity: Kelly Berg, Cia Romano, Lee Ellis
  • Reviewer Coordinator: James McElroy, Daniel Engleberg, Bill Albert
  • Session Chair Coordinator: Catherine Courage
  • Surveys: Carol Peterson
  • 10-Minute Talks: Chauncey Wilson, Joi Roberts
  • Tutorials: Carl Turner, Jarinee Chattratichart
  • Newcomers Track: Richard Bellaver, Cia Romano
  • Workshops: Carol Peterson, Mary Beth Rettger
  • Web Site: Gary Macomber



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