The Swiss unconference focused on user experience design

What is a Barcamp?.

Infographic: What is a Barcamp?

What is a BarCamp?

A BarCamp is an event shaped by your contribution. Rather than having scheduled speakers, you will have the opportunity to talk about what is important to you. Anyone with something to contribute in the context of user experience is welcome to join. The goal is to share what you know, to learn from others, to ignite discussion, and to connect in an open environment.


You make the day

At the beginning of the day all attendees create the schedule based on a so-called session board. During the opening event, anyone has the opportunity to pitch for a session. For this you should prepare your topic in advance. Name your proposition in order to catch attention. Plan to speak for about 1 minute in front of the group. These session-elevator pitches are the basis to the schedule. So all attendees will select the workshops, demos or presentations they want to see.


Throughout the BarCamp

One session usually takes about three-quarters of an hour. This could be demos such as “Live Wireframing”, workshops like “From post-its to personas” or presentations like “A Hitchhikers guide to Gamification”.  A view beyond the horizon like product design, programming or marketing in relation to user experience is also welcome.

Timeslots of 15 minutes are scheduled between the sessions in order to change rooms and have some post-session talks. And of course there is plenty of time to network and connect with other paticipants during coffee and lunch breaks. Thanks to our sponsors food and drinks are for free.

What People Are Saying
  • Herzlichen Dank für die Orga und das motivierende, inspirierende Event mit köstlichem Catering! Mir fällt nichts ein was man verbessern sollte.

  • The whole event was great. The planning was great, the food was delicious, the university location fits completely the „barcamp style“.

  • Thank you to you for the hosting and the great event organization.

Let’s Work Together.

Barcamps are a collective activity / achievement. So there are various possibilities to get involved into the UXCamp Switzerland. Besides a session or to motivate other to hold a speech – we are thankful to become the following support.

Sponsoring, catering and volunteers work
UXCamp is a non-profit event, organised and realised by volunteers. Location, conference material costs and the conference itself will be financed by sponsoring. If you decide to become a sponsor of the UXCamp your Logo / Brand will be present to the leading heads of the community. Within the conferences public space, promotion material and posters can be displayed. Your logo and website url will be shown on the UXCamps website as well.

IxDA Zurich

IxDA Zurich - Organizer of UXCamp Switzerland

Interaction Design Association Zurich (IxDA Zurich) e.V.
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