In Part 2 of our UX STRAT 2014 review, we’ll cover Day 1 of the main conference, which took place on Monday, September 8, at the Boulder Theater, in Boulder, Colorado. Paul Bryan, producer of UX STRAT 2014, welcomed everyone and opened the conference. The program for Day 1 of the conference was packed with great content. Read More
It’s been a thrill to see the Philadelphia region’s UX community expand and mature over the last 15 years. What was once a sparse coalition of Web geeks, catching dinner after work, has grown into a robust and widely influential network. One of the most visible emblems of the growth of Philadelphia’s UX community is Forge, a UX and design conference. In 2015, the second annual event took place on October 9th, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, in Philadelphia.
Overview of the Conference
Billed as “a place for makers,” Forge differentiates itself by inviting speakers who are UX professionals who design experiences that real people use every day rather than speaker-circuit mainstays. You might not know their names, but you know the things they make. Not all are polished presenters, but all offered the sort of talks that revitalize your perspective on your own work. Organizer Keith Scandone has created a speaker-selection process that favors people who can bring big insights, while remaining personally approachable. The conference reflects these priorities. Read More
As more and more UX professionals, consultants, agencies, and other businesses embrace the future that is UX strategy, it was inevitable that there would be more conferences focusing on UX strategy, including some from companies whose primary business is organizing conferences. One such conference is the UX Strategies Summit, which is presented by the Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI). Their goal is to provide conferences and workshops “covering topics that today’s leaders find most challenging and inspiring.” The inaugural UX Strategies Summit took place in San Francisco, California, at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, spanning three days—June 10–12, 2014—including one day of workshops and two days for the “General Summit.” Read More