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August 2007 Contents

Bigger, Better, and Thought-Provoker: Notes from UPA Boston’s 2007 Annual Conference

Two hundred and sixty attendees, 30 presentations, and 2100 ounces of coffee. See what went into making UPA Boston's mini-conference a success.

By Chris Hass

User Experience in Brazil - USIHC 2007

Brazil was the site of the seventh International Conference of Ergonomics and Usability, Interface Design, and Human Computer Interaction.

By Paul Sherman

Washington, DC Metro Chapter's Second Annual Conference

Save the Date! October 12, 2007, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.

By Linda Elengold

The Achilles Heel of Product Design Competitions and the Fair Judging Solution

“Top 10” lists are everywhere. But did you know that for many competitions, judges never see or touch the products in person? Instead, they receive a set of written documents on which to base their judgement. Read about Rich Buttiglieri's solution and why he thinks grade school science fairs got it right.

By Rich Buttiglieri

Chinese Home Site Visits – Tips & Hints

Thorough planning and preparation is the key to making the most of observing people using products in their homes. Here are some tips and hints from recent home site visits in both China and Taiwan.

By Josephine Wong


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