Experience Reports are an integral part of the SIGDOC 2014 conference program. These are opportunities for UX professionals, design of communication researchers, and organizations to share experiences from real life projects and deployments.
Academic and industry attendees alike will benefit from these reports, whether they are detailed descriptions of new UCD techniques; case studies highlighting the design considerations involved in creating rich user experiences in new technology platforms; or presentations of cutting-edge interaction design patterns for enhancing the usability and desirability of web sites, mobile apps, user help systems, and computer hardware and software.
Experience Reports present experience and reflections on a particular case, methodology or design idea. They are reviewed for usefulness, clarity and reflection. Strong Experience Reports discuss both benefits and drawbacks of the approaches used and clearly call out lessons learned. Reports may focus on a particular aspect of technology usage and practice, or describe broad project experiences.
To give you a better idea of some of the potential topics for Experience Reports, see the examples below.
Sample Experience Reports
- Incorporating UCD into the Software Development Process: A Case Study
- A Survey on Web Use: How People Access, Consume, Keep, and Organize Web Content
- A Room with a View: Understanding Users’ Stages in Picking a Hotel
Keep in mind that these are only illustrative examples: we encourage authors to structure and scope their papers as they see fit (within the parameters of the submission guidelines, below). And we encourage submission on a wide variety of UX design and research topics, not just those addressed in these samples.
Experience Reports should be submitted by May 25th via the conference submission management system. Experience Reports should be written in English, may be up to 6 pages and should follow the ACM papers template. Submissions must include the title, an abstract of up to 150 words, and keywords. Unlike Research Papers, Experience Reports submissions should include the name of the author(s). Accepted extended abstracts submissions will be made available in digital form to all conference attendees, and are planned for inclusion in an Extended SIGDOC 2014 Conference Proceedings archived in the ACM Digital Library.