The annual conference of the UPA, the Usability Professionals’ Association, will take place on 12-16 June 2006 at the Omni Interlocken in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, located just outside Boulder and Denver.
As usability professionals, we weave stories that have been harvested from user communities. While using products we help to develop, they tell us stories of frustrations and joyous discoveries.
Observing and analysing users and their tasks creates stories that will bring the user community alive in the minds of others. Even older stories, told in the ancient tradition of Native American tribes, can teach us how to communicate with and educate our peers.