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 UPA Conference 2005

Submission Types


There are 8 different Submission Types:

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"" Tutorials (click here for details)

Tutorials are formally prepared sessions at which instructors teach conference participants specific usability or design skills. Session sizes range from 10 to 100 participants. One-third to one-half of each session must involve audience participation. For 2005, we invite new submissions, submissions from previous years and encourage a variety of state-of-the-art topics.

One day or Evening session

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"" Workshops

UPA workshops provide an active arena for advancements in the field of usability and design. Workshops provide the opportunity for experienced practitioners to develop new ideas about a topic of common interest and experience.

One day

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"" Presentations and Panels

Presentation sessions focus on a practitioner's ideas and experience with usability methods, skills, philosophy, design, business case studies, or other relevant topics.

Panels consists of 4-6 experts in the topic of the panel conversation.

Presentations: 40-90 minutes

Panels: 90 Minutes

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"" Peer Reviewed Papers

Peer-reviewed papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings. All proposals for papers must be submitted in a package with a proposal for a presentation, which will be delivered at a special paper presentation session. Both the paper and the presentation must reflect the priorities of the UPA conference, which emphasize practicality, hands-on experience, and interactive presentation.

Paper: 4-6 pages
Presentations: 40 minutes

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"" Advanced Topics

Advanced Topics Seminars are forums in which experienced usability professionals can discuss focused topics in more detail than at presentations or panels.

Presentations: 90 minutes

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"" Posters

Posters are a way to present late-breaking results, new ideas or concepts in an informal, visual and interactive manner.

4 ft x 8 ft poster board and at least 90 minutes of conversation at Poster during conference

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"" Idea Market

The Idea Market is a highly interactive and casual set of discussions about "burning questions" in usability and user-centered design, led by an "activator". Each activator chooses a topic, posts the questions or issues to explore about the topic, and records the ideas that come up during the discussion.

90 minute session

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