When and Where
27 - July 1, 2005
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Every day we encounter different cultures through
our families, our workplaces, and our communities.
Contrasting cultures can create rich learning
experiences, but they also create the potential for miscommunication
and misunderstandngs. Growth happens when we are able to bridge
the cultures and utilize the strengths of each.
As usability professionals, we are uniquely qualified to
"be the bridge" between cultures. Our skills of
observation help us identify the needs of different groups.
This can help us translate the needs of one group into the
results created by another group. We often do this in our
work by observing and understanding the needs of our user
community, and then becoming the "bridge" that translates
those needs into requirements that can be understood and acted
upon by designers, business owners, and technical teams.
2005, UPA goes to Montreal, an island with bridges to the
mainland, a city that successfully bridges the old with the
new, French culture with North American culture. Thursday
night of the conference also marks the beginning of the 26th
Annual International Montreal Jazz Festival (see
We invite you to join us June 27 - July 1, 2005,
to explore the bridges of Montreal, build bridges between
your peers, and bring bridgemaking techniques back to your
We also invite your participation in our French track - presentations will be in French.
Visitez le site du volet français de la conférence
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