Session Spotlight: The Future of UX

How do you see the future?

Do you look forward 20, 50, or 100 years and see a world challenged by the climate change, growing steadily hotter and covered with water?

Do you see a technology industry dominated by crowd-designed objects?  Where Arduino and 3D printing have been replaced with bio-sourced materials and an as-yet-unnamed family of programming languages that let 8-year old children successfully build robust consumer products?

Do you think that we will see a growth in the technologies that connect home appliances with portable devices, enabling you to tell your home to prepare dinner, clean the refrigerator, and water the lawn at voice command?

Do you see less technology for the poor and more technology for the rich?  What would the implications be for the haves and have-nots?

How does UX design play out in these scenarios? How will UX professionals need to drive change, improvement, and adaptation?  What skills do we need to anticipate sharing and promoting with non-practitioners?

If you’re like me, you are always anticipating that the world will never be exactly what you thought it would be in 20 years.  Certainly, 20 years ago, we all had different ideas about personal computing, the implications of the Internet, and content distribution – and we are seeing changes almost daily.

Are you going to be at UXPA 2014 and want to share your thoughts about the future of technology?  We're looking for 1-2 speakers to join us as we imagine what types of tools and toys we'll be using in the future.  Key details:

Session date/time: Tuesday, July 22, 3:00-4:00

Session title: The Future of UX

Session type: We will follow the typical 5 minute, 20 slide Ignite format ( 


Session Description:

The last 20 years have seen major changes in technologies used in the home and workplace. The next 20 year will see more - and perhaps the rate of change will grow. 100 years from now, will our lives be the same or different? The purpose of this session is to get attendees dreaming about the possible, the likely, and the probable - and to inspire them to be a part of making some of those dreams reality. We will have at least 5 visionary speakers directed to talk about what they think is possible, likely, and probable to happen in 20 years and 100 years with regard to personal and organizational technology.

If you're interested in participating, we ask that you:

  • Register to attend the conference (if you haven't already!)
  • Plan a 5 minute talk in line with the session description consisting of 20 slides. You will have 15 seconds to discuss each slide as they will auto-advance while you are speaking.
  • Email if you are interested with a brief bio and proposal that talks about the angle you would be interested in taking. We're looking forward to hearing from you!


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Lija Hogan and Kamaria Campbell