Upa Bangalore Town Hall Oct 19

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Information about Upa Bangalore Town Hall Oct 19

Published on November 21, 2007

Author: amitpande

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My introductory presentation to kick start the Usability Professionals Association, Bangalore

UPA Bangalore Town Hall meeting Oct 19 -Amit Pande President, UPA Bangalore

UPA Town Hall - Agenda Introduction to UPA Introduction to UPA founding team and interested parties Objectives and themes Activities: Current and projected Memberships and participation Optional: Post town hall activity – World Usability Day logistics

Introduction to UPA

Introduction to UPA founding team and interested parties

Objectives and themes

Activities: Current and projected

Memberships and participation

Optional: Post town hall activity – World Usability Day logistics

Usability Professional’s Association -UPA Who is UPA? An association that supports usability specialists, people from all aspects of human-centered design, and the broad family of disciplines that create the user experience in promoting the design and development of usable products. Goals of UPA Provide an international network Create an inclusive community Change new product development Increase the body of knowledge about usability and user-centered design

Who is UPA?

An association that supports usability specialists, people from all aspects of human-centered design, and the broad family of disciplines that create the user experience in promoting the design and development of usable products.

Goals of UPA

Provide an international network

Create an inclusive community

Change new product development

Increase the body of knowledge about usability and user-centered design

Usability Professional’s Association -UPA

UPA universe

Background to UPA Bangalore Bangalore is a key node in global technology and R&D networks – known as digital innovation center However, its international presence or thought leadership in Design, UX, Usability or innovation driven through these areas has a long way to go From within the UX or design community - commendable but limited efforts across India Simultaneously, new players in ecosystem, new paradigms - emergence of ‘un-conferences’, wikis Closer to the tipping point where Bangalore becomes a peer recognized center for Design/ UX innovation

Bangalore is a key node in global technology and R&D networks – known as digital innovation center

However, its international presence or thought leadership in Design, UX, Usability or innovation driven through these areas has a long way to go

From within the UX or design community - commendable but limited efforts across India

Simultaneously, new players in ecosystem, new paradigms - emergence of ‘un-conferences’, wikis

Closer to the tipping point where Bangalore becomes a peer recognized center for Design/ UX innovation

Background to UPA Bangalore Established in June 2007 by UX enthusiasts Foundational ground efforts with Muthu, Sumi Tandon, Revathi Nathaniel, Amrut Pujari, Shanmugam, Anupama, Shazeeye Kirmani, Deepa Bachu, Himanshu Malik and others Chapter developed with key inputs from Daniel Szuc, Jason Huang, Paul Sherman and other UPA long standing members

Established in June 2007 by UX enthusiasts

Foundational ground efforts with Muthu, Sumi Tandon, Revathi Nathaniel, Amrut Pujari, Shanmugam, Anupama, Shazeeye Kirmani, Deepa Bachu, Himanshu Malik and others

Chapter developed with key inputs from Daniel Szuc, Jason Huang, Paul Sherman and other UPA long standing members

Some Objectives Promote usability and UX concepts and practices in Bangalore Connect the UX and design community within Bangalore - accelerate the evolution of the field Partner with other leadership forums in India and globally who are passionate about this cause Positively influence the usability of the public domain Incubate practical and relevant peer driven projects UX innovation projects Mentor UX professionals and students through Advisory board

Promote usability and UX concepts and practices in Bangalore

Connect the UX and design community within Bangalore - accelerate the evolution of the field

Partner with other leadership forums in India and globally who are passionate about this cause

Positively influence the usability of the public domain

Incubate practical and relevant peer driven projects UX innovation projects

Mentor UX professionals and students through Advisory board

Modus operandi / Themes Light weight protocols (No ‘officialdom’) Create forums, and practical, useful events Project based Open ended and evolutionary Peer and community driven Content should be interesting Peer authored Wiki and blog

Light weight protocols (No ‘officialdom’)

Create forums, and practical, useful events

Project based

Open ended and evolutionary

Peer and community driven

Content should be interesting

Peer authored Wiki and blog

Completed activities Finished UPA Bangalore website setup Infrastructures and partnerships for WUD 2007

Finished UPA Bangalore website setup

Infrastructures and partnerships for WUD 2007

Ongoing activities Academic outreach Conducting usability and design awareness sessions within Tier 3/Tier 4 colleges HEQS – Heuristic Evaluation Quality Score activity World Usability Day, Nov 5

Academic outreach

Conducting usability and design awareness sessions within Tier 3/Tier 4 colleges

HEQS – Heuristic Evaluation Quality Score activity

World Usability Day, Nov 5

World Usability Day

Future activities National level Design and UX conference Monthly invited speaker series – similar to Mobile Monday Design workshops Special Projects Design Festival User-Centered Design Award for Indian products Collaboration with Barcamp and other communities Sponsorship associations within industry Special focus on student outreach activities

National level Design and UX conference

Monthly invited speaker series – similar to Mobile Monday

Design workshops

Special Projects

Design Festival

User-Centered Design Award for Indian products

Collaboration with Barcamp and other communities

Sponsorship associations within industry

Special focus on student outreach activities

Organization structure basics Top down structure and bottom up innovation Think Web 2.0: Wikipedia, podcasting Think BayCHI, Barcamp Overall light, flat structure Small core team – UPA Advisory Board, UX Executive mentors, President, Secretaries, Treasurer, Officers Officers = Key activity and committee owners Ground rules Need dedicated, passionate, results-oriented individuals No company agendas – explicit or hidden Need constructive criticizers and doers

Top down structure and bottom up innovation

Think Web 2.0: Wikipedia, podcasting

Think BayCHI, Barcamp

Overall light, flat structure

Small core team – UPA Advisory Board, UX Executive mentors, President, Secretaries, Treasurer, Officers

Officers = Key activity and committee owners

Ground rules

Need dedicated, passionate, results-oriented individuals

No company agendas – explicit or hidden

Need constructive criticizers and doers

Memberships and participation To participate in the UPA Bangalore organization officially you need to be a Member or Volunteer Membership fees UPA US: $125 but negotiating lower rate UPA Bangalore: To be discussed - subsidized for students Formal memberships for chapter are now open Registration will be setup soon at UPA Bangalore site Please indicate your interest/commitment for: Volunteer activities Initiating key projects UPA Mentor, Officer, Secretary posts Immediate need: Website, Projects, Marketing Future need: PR, newsletter, operations, tech support etc

To participate in the UPA Bangalore organization officially you need to be a Member or Volunteer

Membership fees

UPA US: $125 but negotiating lower rate

UPA Bangalore: To be discussed - subsidized for students

Formal memberships for chapter are now open

Registration will be setup soon at UPA Bangalore site

Please indicate your interest/commitment for:

Volunteer activities

Initiating key projects

UPA Mentor, Officer, Secretary posts

Immediate need: Website, Projects, Marketing

Future need: PR, newsletter, operations, tech support etc

Why to join UPA? Receive publications focused on usability User Experience Magazine Journal of Usability Studies The UPA Voice UPA Monthly Connect to other professionals Provide exposure for your company & its services UPA membership directory UPA group on LinkedIn Connecting with an international audience Attend conferences and other events UPA 2008 Conference World Usability Day Workshops Other conferences and events Find a job or hire someone for your team Consultants directory Job bank Raising profile internationally Develop your professional resources Access to usability resources Usability Body of Knowledge Usability in the Enterprise

Receive publications focused on usability

User Experience Magazine

Journal of Usability Studies

The UPA Voice

UPA Monthly

Connect to other professionals

Provide exposure for your company & its services

UPA membership directory

UPA group on LinkedIn

Connecting with an international audience

Attend conferences and other events

UPA 2008 Conference

World Usability Day

Workshops

Other conferences and events

Find a job or hire someone for your team

Consultants directory

Job bank

Raising profile internationally

Develop your professional resources

Access to usability resources

Usability Body of Knowledge

Usability in the Enterprise

Next steps Would like to hear thoughts about how to expand UPA Bangalore further Meeting schedule for members Once a month atleast in person Once a month over telecon/web conference Meeting highlights will be posted at UPA site Next meeting: mid November (virtual)

Would like to hear thoughts about how to expand UPA Bangalore further

Meeting schedule for members

Once a month atleast in person

Once a month over telecon/web conference

Meeting highlights will be posted at UPA site

Next meeting: mid November (virtual)

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