2014 User Experience Awards

The Premier Awards for Exceptional Digital Experience

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2014 Strategic Partners

Tech Crunch

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TechCrunch is a blog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, TechCrunch profiles existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space.

techcrunch.com

 

User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)

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The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) is an international association devoted to assisting new and established professionals in the user experience disciplines.Through networking, publications, conferences and classes, UXPA can help you hone your skills and deepen your involvement in the UX community.

uxpa.org

 

UX Week

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Design professionals from all over the world gather for four days of community, inspiration and skills building. Now in its 12th year, UX Week delivers new tools you can put to use immediately. UX Week will take place September 9 – 12 in San Francisco, CA.

uxweek.com

 

Silver  Sponsors

Neo

NEO

We bring your vision to life, creating brilliant software and fielding an integrated team of talented engineers, designers and product managers who move fast and make things happen.

www.neo.com

 

Bronze Sponsors

Fjord

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Fjord has been pioneering service design since we opened our doors in 2001. Together with our clients, we’ve created services that make millions of people’s lives a little better every day. We’re human-centered, with an eye on disrupting whole industries.

fjordnet.com

 

Modus Associates

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Modus Associates is a digital innovation consultancy founded to help global brands and visionary start-ups more fully realize the business potential of the digital age, where customers rule, connectivity is everywhere, and creating value for profit and social impact is the name of the game.

modusassociates.com

 

Verb Factory

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VerbFactory has built our reputation by working with clients to position them as unique and relevant players in their industries and helping them “move the needle” by generating solid results. Our areas of excellence include writing, messaging and branding, graphic and web design, social media, press relations, tradeshow support and awards programs.

verbfactory.com

 

Sponsors

Conjure

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Conjure is a UX and development agency with a passion for making data easy to understand and use. We specialize in building new data-related products, improving user experience & scaling your team.

conjurehq.com

 

Flying Pancakes Productions

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Flying Pancakes Productions is an award-winning video production studio spanning documentaries, narrative feature films and shorts that have been shown at more than 30 film festivals.

flyingpancakes.net

 

Pow Interactive

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Pow Interactive is a boutique design studio specializing in web, mobile and emerging technologies. Whatever the platform, we seek to engage users and improve their experiences.

powinteractive.net

 

Rosenfeld Media

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We connect people interested in designing better user experiences with the best expertise available—in the formats that make the most sense, and in ways that demonstrate the value of UX.

rosenfeldmedia.com

 

Community & Regional Partners

BayChi

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BayCHI, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), brings together scholars, practitioners, and users to exchange ideas about computer-human interaction and about the design and evaluation of human interfaces.

baychi.org

 

General Assembly

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At General Assembly, we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.

generalassemb.ly

 

Interaction Design Foundation

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The Interaction Design Foundation – the IDF – is a ten year old transformative non-profit enterprise focused on educating, informing and stimulating the global design community. The organization has created a powerful cloud based publishing model, blending free video material and textbooks with an immersive web site and social media presence for thought leaders, students, authors, academia, and design professionals.

interaction-design.org

 

IxDA Chicago

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The Chicago area chapter of the global Interaction Design Association (IxDA) exists to bring together local area designers in all disciplines that overlap with interaction design, whether it be product, digital, space, research, or even business, that strive to create user-centered design solutions. This organization is volunteer-driven and always looking for sponsorship or hosts for upcoming events.

ixdachicago.org

 

IxDA San Francisco

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IxDA San Francisco is the SF local group of the Interaction Design Association. The IxDA is a member-supported organization committed to serving the needs of the international interaction design community.

ixdasf.ning.com

 

IxDA New York

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The IxDA New York City local group organizes monthly presentations and workshops for people interested in interaction design. Our events gather together a vibrant community of professionals who design interactive systems, services and products of all kinds: web, desktop, enterprise, mobile, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced environments, and more.

ixda.org/local/newyorkixda

Lean UX San Francisco

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The intersection between Lean Thinking, Agile Development and UX is a challenging, exciting, and timely issue for a large number of practitioners in interaction design, information architecture, and related fields. Based on the earlier work of Anders Ramsay and the Agile Experience Design meetup we co-host in New York, and a highly provocative and productive Agile UX retreat in San Francisco at Cooper Design in January 2010, we couldn’t help but continue the discussion.

meetup.com/leanuxsanfrancisco

 

MIT Enterprise Forum

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The MIT Enterprise Forum is dedicated to strengthening technology clusters globally so that the innovation economy can grow and bring new and interesting technologies and innovation into the marketplace. The MIT Enterprise Forum is the preeminent organization of entrepreneurs in the global innovation economy.

mitef.org

 

NYC – CHI

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NYC – CHI holds UX-focused events and has an active mailing list to service the NYC region. We have over 1900 active members in all aspects of HCI, including information architects, interaction designers, user experience designers, service designers, product and museum experience designers, usability practitioners, digital librarians, user interface designers and UI developers.

meetup.com/NYCCHI

 

New York City User Experience Professionals Association (NYCUXPA)

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We seek to bring together professionals from the marketing, design, technology and research communities so that we may share our collective experiences and create a forum for learning and professional growth. We encourage you to join us at our monthly events, which are open to members and non-members.

nycupa.org

 

Social Media Today

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Social Media Today is an independent, online community for professionals in PR, marketing, advertising, or any other discipline where a thorough understanding of social media is mission-critical. Every day, we provide insight and host lively debate about the tools, platforms, companies and personalities that are revolutionizing the way we consume information.

socialmediatoday.com

 

SoDA

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SoDA is the primary multinational organization focused solely on leading and representing top digital agencies and elite production companies through unparalleled collaboration, knowledge-sharing, business support and exploration of how technology can be leveraged to transform consumer experiences.

sodaspeaks.com

Tech Drinkup/SF Beta

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#techdrinkup is the world’s coolest startup party. It was started in NYC in 2011 to connect makers and innovators in the tech community over good drinks, good music, and good vibes. It has expanded from a monthly party in NYC to an annual party at the SXSWi festival in Austin, TX and a quarterly party in the mission district in San Francisco.

techdrinkup.com

 

TiE Silicon Valley

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TiE, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, California, USA. Although its birth name, The Indus Entrepreneurs, signifies the ethnic South Asian or Indus roots of the founders, TiE stands for Talent, Ideas and Enterprise. It is an open and inclusive organization that has rapidly grown to more than 60 chapters in 17 countries. TiE seeks to cultivate and nurture the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and free-market economies everywhere, as it sees this to be the single most powerful instrument of prosperity.

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User Experience (LinkedIn Group)

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This is a group for User Experience Design professionals to expand our network of people and ideas. This group serves as a common platform ,which brings all User Experience Professionals, Information Architect, Graphic designers, User interface designers, Human factor researcher in one roof.

linkedin.com/User-Experience

 

UX Acrobatics

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NYC UX Acrobatics is a community based UX Meetup. NYC UX Acrobatics primary focus is the varied facets of UX design, research and usability. Our aim is to create monthly ‘UX themed’ workshop style meetings where members work with each other learning, discovering and networking on all things UX.

meetup.com/nycuxacrobatics

UXPA-DC

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The DC chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a highly active local community of individuals interested in usability, user experience design, interaction design, and their many related fields.

upa-dc-metro.org

 

WeWork

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We imagined WeWork as the home for entrepreneurs, a community filled with fascinating members collaborating, learning and growing together. We hope you see it that way too. Our goal is to empower you to do what you love while we handle the rest.

wework.com

 

Media Partners

Gary’s Guide

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GarysGuide is a global resource and community of professionals that are interested in startups, entrepreneurship, social media and technology. It is one of the best resources for discovering technology and startup related events, classes, workshops and jobs in New York City, San Francisco / Silicon Valley, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin and other cities.

garysguide.com

Hired Guns

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We’ve built The Hired Guns to help the digital creative class expand their potential far beyond the 9-to-5, bringing their expertise to companies in unexpected and exciting ways and guiding their careers through transitions from freelance gigs to fulltime jobs and back again.

thehiredguns.com

 

Ultra Light Startup

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Ultra Light Startups is an online and in-person community for technology entrepreneurs. Events feature startup pitches, networking and interactive, moderated panel discussions with leading industry experts. Topics cover: design, technology, marketing and finance. Attend and participate in-person in New York, Boston and Toronto, or view the live video stream from anywhere.

ultralightstartups.com

 

Educational Partners

AMT – Parsons the New School for Design

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Rigorous practice and critical scholarship prepare students to become leading agents of commentary and change. The School of Art, Media, and Technology offers superb training in the art and design disciplines, expanding these fields beyond their traditional boundaries through interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange.

amt.parsons.edu

 

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

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The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) was founded in 2006 to bring together inspirational international faculty, diverse students, clients and partners from all around the world to create an energetic and collaborative design culture. Our integrated structure creates a unique environment that encompasses world-renowned education, a cutting edge research group and an award-winning consultancy. We create impact through the design of innovative products, services and environments.

ciid.dk

 

Georgia Tech

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Georgia Tech’s Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is one of the most prominent programs of its kind. Students with diverse backgrounds in computing, digital media, industrial design and psychology enroll in the program and its respective home unit, providing the broad base of knowledge and experiences that are so important to successful HCI practitioners.

GVU is an interdisciplinary research center that brings together people and expertise from all six Georgia Tech colleges in order to solve complex problems. Our goal is to make the world a better place through fundamental and applied interdisciplinary computing research. We want to help people and communities to be connected to one another, to communicate, to learn, to heal, to be entertained, to create, to express their ideas and visions, and to be given the tools and opportunity to expand their potential and improve their lives.

gvu.gatech.edu

 

Institute of Design – Illinois Institute of Technology

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IIT Institute of Design (ID) is the largest graduate design school in the US and specializes in research and strategy. ID faculty and students tackle complex issues like the future of reading, learning in the digital age, and tech-savvy, patient-centric healthcare. They develop methodology in emerging fields like urbanism, interactive place-making, quantified self, and design for social good. Some of this work is featured at ID’s annual conferences: the Strategy Conference and Design Research Conference. ID offers an MDes for candidates with or without design backgrounds, a dual MDes/MBA, a PhD, and a part-time, weekend-only MDM for professionals with eight years of leadership experience, and weeklong design camps.

id.iit.edu

 

ITP – New York University

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ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.

itp.nyu.edu/itp

 

NYU – SCPS

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For nearly 80 years, the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) has provided comprehensive, professionally oriented educational experiences to students from the New York metropolitan area, across the country, and around the globe.

scps.nyu.edu

 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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The mission of the Industrial Design Program is to provide students with the intellectual and physical skills to assume leadership positions in the world of industrial design. The program addresses the interaction of people with objects and their environment addressing the cultural, technological, business, ergonomic, ecological and social factors that lead to more useful and meaningful products and services. In 2013, the Sophomore Team took the Silver Prize for the Best Accessibility Innovation at the UX Awards, for their project, Activ.

industrialdesign.arch.vt.edu

 

Event Founder & Producer

Oxford Tech + UX

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Oxford Tech + UX offers data-driven UX, strategy, prototyping, research and product development for data-intensive projects in mobile, web, ecommerce, software and physical products. We’re specialists with 17′ years industry expertise and 5 years’ of clients in publishing, media, tv & video, ecommerce, complex software, social apps and mobile.

oxfordtech.us

 

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