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Mark Newman to give keynote address at UX@UM conference

Headshot of Mark Newman. "UX@UM Conference Keynote, Designing for Effective Engagement with Mobile Health Interventions, Mark Newman, UMSI professor, Friday, April 1, 10 am EDT, School of Education Whitney Room 1315 and online." UMSI logo.

Wednesday, 03/30/2022

On April 1-2, University of Michigan will host the UX@UM conference. The event is run by graduate students and will connect UX researchers, innovators and industry experts. 

Mark Newman, professor in the U-M School of Information and College of Engineering, will be a keynote speaker for the event. Newman’s research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), health informatics, and ubiquitous computing. 

His keynote, “Designing for Effective Engagement with Mobile Health Interventions,” will be given on Friday, April 1 at 10 am EDT.

“I’m very excited to be part of the first UX@UM conference,” says Newman. “Michigan has been a leader in the field of user experience since before the term UX became widely known, and I’ve been delighted to see interest in UX grow and flourish across campus. This conference signals how important UX has become across many areas of academia and throughout contemporary life in general.”

During the two-day conference, researchers and industry representatives will discuss a wealth of UX topics, including education, ethics, accessibility, design and engagement. The organizers, 20 graduate students from education, information, and public health, wanted to create a conference where experts could discuss ideas, research questions, methodology, evaluation tools, and other issues in UX.

—Sarah Derouin, UMSI public relations specialist

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