18 July 2014

Upcoming events 2014: The second half

Networking, hands-on workshops, inspiring presentations and creative stimulation. Events and conferences offer a wealth of opportunities for professional development. We’ve put together a hand-picked selection from the second half of 2014 which we hope aligns well with the interests of you, our readers.

UX STRAT: The UX Strategy Conference
Boulder CO, USA (7-9 September 2014)
“We are excited to announce that UX STRAT 2014 will take place in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The audience will consist primarily of very experienced UX leaders, strategists, researchers, and designers. We will keep the same single-track format that UX STRAT 2013 attendees found so conducive for building the UX Strategy sense of community. If your company is interested in being a sponsor of UX STRAT 2014, contact us. Be sure to sign up for UX STRAT updates if you haven’t already.”

MobX Conference: Europe’s Premier Mobile UX Summit
Berlin, DE (13 September 2014)
“This conference is for all you creative minds out there who deal with User Experience, interfaces and interactions in mobile contexts. It’s not primarily for developers (but we do love you, nonetheless). MOBX is for all those who love small, mobile interfaces and smart experiences, good usability and consistent behaviour. There are a multitude of mobile gadgets, phones and tablets out there, with a mind-boggling variety of interfaces – with often dubious usability. We operate small screens in cars, trains, planes and elsewhere. Or is there no such thing as a mobile device, as some say, just mobile context? A star-studded line-up of international experts and mobile thinkers will give us their take on this and other key topics.”

EuroIA 2014
Brussels, BE (25-27 September 2014)
“In late 2003, a tiny group of new-media evangelists decided to develop an international event that focused on the growing fields of information architecture (IA) and user experience (UX). Today, we are one of the most prestigious events in our field. Not only does our viewpoint remain uniquely European, we have also created professional networks and personal friendships across the continent. This, in turn, has enabled the creation of over 20 local events each year, plus countless meet-up groups. All in all, over 15,000 people attended events during 2013 that can be directly traced back to EuroIA.”

Confab Europe
Barcelona, SP (29 September – 1 October 2014)
“As the leading conference of its kind, Confab: The Content Strategy Conference brings together professionals everywhere who realize the value of content. User experience. Marketing. IT. Business management. This is one big party for content-loving folks who value smart thinking, voracious learning, and constant improvement in the workplace and beyond.”

World CX Day 2014
Worldwide (7 October 2014)
“Celebrating Great Customer Experience and the Professionals Who Make it Happen”

7th Service Design Global Conference
Stockholm, SE (7-8 Oktober 2014)
“Service Design Global Conference is the premier service design event providing a unique opportunity to engage, share thought leadership and contribute to the evolving field on a global level. The conference provides a strong network platform for knowledge and value exchange for customer centric businesses and service design practitioners. Become a partner and present your business to participants from the four corners of the globe at 2 days of debate and 1 day pre-events and networking party.”

World Usability Day 2014
Worldwide (13 November 2014)
“User Experience is all about engagement. Technology, products and services are usable when they engage people. At work we strive to engage with those around us—whether they’re users, colleagues, or stakeholders. It means getting people on board with an idea, earning trust, and working toward mutual goals. We all know how challenging that can be. This is the year to think out of the box. How can you engage people to use technology products and services? What kind of design thinking needs to be incorporated, to keep people engaged? How can you engage those outside our field, to understand the importance of a good user experience? Can we engage people to help changes those things that are not working well?”

Customer experience (67), Service design (41), User experience (39)