On behalf of the UPA International I’m proud to introduce the UPA award winners for 2011:
The UPA Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Thomas S. Tullis, PhD for his leadership in the usability field for over 30 years; his commitment to education in the UX field; his research and publications, especially around UX metrics and his quantitative approaches; and his ambassadorship of the field.
The UPA Service Award was awarded to Chris Koster for his energy and professionalism in his work as Assistant Editor, Associate Managing Editor, and Managing Editor of the UPA Usability Experience Magazine from 2005 to today.
The UPA Service Award was awarded to Avi Parush for his contributions to both the UPA and the profession, through his work as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS).
The UPA Service Award was awarded to Toshikazu Shinohara for his important contribution of making the Japan UPA Chapter real as well as his continuous support to and participation in UPA Asia from 2009 to 2010.
The UPA Service Award was awarded to Toyohiro Kanayama for his tireless work in organizing UX professionals to create the Japan UPA Chapter and for his leadership in establishing strong worldwide relationships
The UPA President’s Award 2011 was awarded to Trent Mankelow for his important contributions and commitment to UPA as a Board Member from 2008-2010.
The UPA Chapter Award was awarded to the German UPA Chapter for its continuous growth and activities, including the development of the first UPA certification program, the organization of WUD events in Germany, and hosting the 2010 UPA International Conference in Munich.
The UPA Chapter Award was awarded to the Japan UPA Chapter for bringing the Japanese UX community to the UPA International family and for holding excellent local activities including WUD 2010 in Tokyo.
View full presentation on Slideshare: UPA Award Night
Best regards, Silvia Zimmermann
President UPA International
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