Big Design 2014 is Scheduled for September 4-7

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September 4Mark you calendars for Big Design Conference 2014.  The conference begins with pre-conference workshops on Thursday, September 4th at the Crowne Plaza Addison. The official conference kicks off on Friday, September 5th with over 40 talks from experts in the fields of User Experience, Content Strategy, Mobile Design, Usability, Game Design, Motion Graphics, and more.

Additional talks are scheduled for Saturday, September 5th with special content for a new track on Instructional Design. We are looking to partner with A Bunch of Shorts Guys, again.  They offered some really cool post-conference workshops.  We are looking at getting you access to these awesome classes on Sunday, September 7th.

Big Design 2013 by the Numbers

If you missed Big Design 2013, here are some key numbers on what you missed:

  • 942 people attended the conference
  • 260 people at Casino Night
  • 140 people attended pre-conference workshops
  • 98 speakers
  • 46 sponsors
  • 32 booths in the trade show
  • 14 different tracks
  • 2 speakers that had won Academy Awards
  • 1 marriage proposal (kidding)
  • 1 million laughs

In all seriousness, it was our best conference ever.  We are trying to figure out how we can top 2013.

It will be fun trying, though.

Another Update on Molly Holzschlag

We have been totally overwhelmed by your response to our call to help out Molly Holzschlag.  Our original goal was exceeded on the first day, so we created a new goal that was met two days later.  Again, we thank you.

The Team Molly group will be disbursing money to cover her medical and living expenses for December.  Molly has been sending out tweets (@mollydotcom) to thank everyone.  Show your support by sending a tweet to her and use the hashtag of #TeamMolly.

For somewhat selfish reasons, I hope Molly get better in the coming months.  I want to see her at a future conference. Plus, it would be awesome to see her publish another book.

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Contributed by Brian Keith Sullivan (308 Posts)

Brian Sullivan is the Usability Principal at Sabre. He is President of DFW-UPA. Brian is one of the creators of Big Design Events, Big Design Magazine, Big Design Dallas and Chicago. Brian is actively involved in World Usability Day. You can read his UX writings at The Usability Corner. Brian has an MA, MBA, and CUA.


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