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Software development and design has evolved from an arcane art practiced with exotic, obscure tools into a multi-billion dollar industry based on even more exotic and obscure tools. Given the advances that have been made in user interface technology and design processes, shouldn't we be able to create a better user experience for design and development?

At NPUC 2009: The Future of Design and Development, we will bring together innovators in academia and industry who are leading the way to a more natural, accessible, and social design and software development process . Come share your ideas and questions as we explore how to help improve the productivity of current programmers and make creating software more accessible to a larger and more diverse population than ever before.

Please see the conference program for a detailed agenda or go to the registration site to reserve a spot. Registration closes July 2

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John J. Barton and Jeff Pierce
[bartonjj, jspierce]
NPUC 2009 Co-chairs

Video Archive

The archived video of NPUC 2009 is be available at . Thanks to Kevin Winterfield and Sara Galligan for making this happen.

Slide Archive

Call for Posters and Demos

Attendees of the NPUC conference are invited to present a poster or demonstrate their work relating to the theme of NPUC 2009: The Future of Design and Development during poster session breaks between talks. These presentations should focus on research results or innovations rather than marketing a company or product.

Space is limited for posters and demonstrations. If you would like to present your work, please submit a proposal to Jalal Mahmud (jumahmud at Proposals should consist of the title and a 500 word abstract about your poster or demo in addition to any special needs that you may have. For example, let us know if you need power for a demo or space for a larger-than-normal poster. We will provide easels that should accommodate most posters. The abstract will be included in the NPUC 2009 program.

Submissions will be accepted until 5pm on June 22, 2009. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and you should expect to hear our decision with a day or two of submission.

Submit Proposal to Jalal Mahmud (jumahmud at

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