Our very own Nick Antram is up for election for the UPA’s UK Liaison role and we need your votes to make him your champion before 12th December, 2010!
The UK Usability Professionals Association (UK UPA) has been a source of Bunnyfoot discussion for a long time. There is so much potential when you are part of it to learn, network and grow but we have long felt that it seems more of the London UPA than actually UK spread. We have always tried in ourselves to avoid the London bias by opening offices across the UK, so maybe we are just more sensitive to this than most. We were thrilled when after many discussions about how we could help, a UK liaison role opened to spread the UPA outside London. We jumped at the chance to be part of it as we feel it will bring massive benefit not just to professionals, but all those interested in bringing a great experience to their customers across the UK.
Nick has been championing this motion for a long time. He’s one of those people who crams all he can in every second of life and never lets you down. There’s something infectious about his Northern charm and enthusiasm that makes us want to give weekends up to apply usability to charity, speak at events we have never attended before and do 26 mile challenges for Care International…
And it’s not just Nick you’re voting for. We’re all behind him 100%. With more offices across the UK than any of our competitors, you’re not just voting for Nick from Bunnyfoot Oxford, you’re voting for a 50 strong army of Bunnyfooters across London, Reading, Oxford, Sheffield and Edinburgh!
“We obviously feel that there’s lots of great work happening outside of London and the South East, and think that’s it vital that practitioners working in other parts of the UK are encouraged to participate and engage. Of course Nick is in a great place to do that as he’s working in one of the few, if not only, usability companies that are working to overcome geographical bias by operating in offices throughout the UK” Ali Rawlings, Bunnyfoot Sheffield
The trick missing here is that only UK UPA members can vote…but you can attend UPA events as a non-member. So, if you’re not eligible to vote, but have a passion for user experience across the UK, email us your feedback…we’d love to hear from you and spread the word about what people want from the UK UPA, not just in London!
If you want a UK Liaison who has the reach, support and enthusiasm to spread the benefits of the UPA outside London, vote for Nick now!
Email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org