UX Australia 2012

About UX Australia 2012

UX Australia is Australia’s premier user experience design conference.

Two days of hands-on workshops focus on practical skills to help you get started, learn new techniques and explore ideas in detail. Two days of conference presentations provide practical skills to take away, inspire you for your next project, stretch your knowledge in a new direction or show how someone in a different field has tackled a problem just like yours.

It’s a community conference

An important part of UX Australia is that it is a community conference. Conference speakers are drawn from the community and are chosen by the community. The conference isn’t just about the presentations, but about meeting up, spending time talking to each other and hanging out. The conference will include planned social aspects and leave plenty of flexibility too.

We made a decision to have this as a proposal-based conference instead of one based on invited speakers only. We want to provide a place for experienced speakers and new presenters to share their ideas and work.

We’ll get you to help with the selection of the conference content and ask you to help arrange social events & things that matter most to you. We’ll stay on the look-out for interesting ways to make this the most awesome conference you’ll attend all year, and ways to extend it beyond the conference itself.

About user experience design

User experience design is the deliberate creation of an experience that a person has with something – with a website, a computer application, a gadget or a space – to deliver value to that person, and through them, to the business.

User experience design is highly multi-disciplinary. It is rarely the responsibility of one person – so much contributes to the overall experience that it is the responsibility of whole teams, and often the users of the product as well.

Who should attend

If you are in a role where your recommendations or decisions ultimately affect the way a person experiences your product, this conference is for you. You might be called one of the following, or manage them:

  • User experience designer
  • Experience architect
  • User-centred designer
  • Usability engineer
  • Information architect
  • Interaction designer
  • Interface designer
  • Writer

Or you may be a:

  • Graphic designer
  • Brand strategist
  • Market researcher
  • Communications specialist
  • Business analyst
  • Front-end website developer
  • Project manager
  • Product manager
  • Industrial designer
  • Exhibition designer

Who’s responsible

UX Australia is proudly run by the team at UX Events: Donna Spencer, Steve Baty & Danielle Moulton.