Following the success of our first UX tour of China, we invite you to come and join us on the second UX tour of China!
China continues to become more and more important economically, both as a market for goods and services and as a producer.
This week-long tour is designed to give an understanding of how UX can help companies succeed in the Chinese market and also of the UX requirements of Chinese companies.
It will include travelling to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhan to visit China’s leading UX agencies, such as Isar, Eico, ARK, etc. as well as client-side UX teams, e.g. Microsoft, Intel, China Mobile, Nokia, Huawei, Alibaba, Ctrip, to name just a few.
Participants will have the chance to communicate with UX professionals working in China about how to gain Chinese clients as well as how to use UX to promote clients’ products or services in China.
Participants will also gain the knowledge and insights that they need to succeed as UX practitioners in this vitally important market.
Day 1 - 3 (Beijing)
Thursday 9 October – Saturday 11 October
Lenovo - the biggest IT company in China
ISAR - full service digital and product design agency
Xiaomi - fast growing mobile phone company in China, aim to be the “Apple” of China
Nokia - international technology giant
Eico - a successful creative design agency
Day 3 - 5 (Shanghai)
Saturday 11 October – Monday 13 October
frog - world famous design agency
ARK - small but innovative design studio
Honeywell - one of the biggest international manufacturing company
CITIC Group – Large state-owned multinational conglomerate
Alibaba – Leading e-commerce company in China, creator of Alibaba and taobao.com
Day 6 - 7 (Shenzhen)
Tuesday 14 October – Wednesday 15 October
China Ping An Insurance Group – One of the largest insurance provider in China
Tencent – China’s largest and most used internet service portal
Huawei - leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider
We will also organise informal dinner and drink with
UX practitioners in China at each city.
Please note: We reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to the uncertainty
on the day of the visit. However, we’ll try our best to meet the requirements from the
majority of the participants.
- Early Bird
by 15 June 2014
31 August 2014
- Included in the price
- Airline and train tickets inside China
- Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels
- 3 meals each day
- Chauffeur service
- Networking and business opportunities
* Surcharges apply for own user research in China and need to recruit Chinese users or rental labs, etc.
£1,000 initial deposit is required upon registration
The remaining balance should be paid no later than 31st August 2014
Airline tickets are paid for in full at the time of registration and in case of cancellation, unless otherwise stated, they are non refundable, non changeable and non re- routable. Some suppliers (particularly airlines) may treat a name change as a cancellation and as such will not refund any money.
Prior to balance being collected: Full refund of the deposit
Before 15 September: 50% refund
After 16 September: No refund given
The UX trip of China is organised by Christina Li at Infinite Interactive.
Christina has previously worked on the EU funded project : Institutionalising HCI in India and China (scroll down to the “previous projects” section), through which she’s gained extensive experience on organising conference and work shops in China.
Here are what people in the industry think of Christina:
“Christina Li has been a wonderful bridge between our communities, first with her work with the uiGarden website that brings together English and Chinese speaking audiences and now with her able assistance in translating this book (The Design of Future Things).”
- Don Norman (Nielson Norman Group)
“Christina has been a very committed and helpful administrator on our EU SESUN project, where she has helped us in organizing and translating material for our trips in China. She has always gone beyond the narrow confines of her job specification to deliver a useful and effective service. ON top of that she does all of this work in a relaxed and efficient manner.”
- Liam Bannon (Professor, University of Limerick)