World Usability Day Announces Global Partner Events in Germany, Hungary, Scotland and U.S

Top Quote World Usability Day has selected 6 Partner Events from submissions from around the world. These events represent the best relative to this year's theme -- Education: Designing for Social Change. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 11, 2011 - Boston, MA: Usability professionals' organizations from around the world vied to be selected as Global Partner Events with World Usability Day 2011 (WUD). WUD is held annually on the second Thursday of November. "We were inspired by the events presented for selection this year," said Elizabeth Rosenzweig, founder and executive director. "I'm pleased to announce the winners:

    • World Usability Day 2011 Aachen, Germany
    • A használhatóság napja 2011 (World Usability Day) Budapest, Hungary
    • World Usability Day 2011 at User Vision Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Arizona WUD 2011 Celebration, Sponsored by PayPal, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.
    • Designing for Social Change: A Regional Town Hall Philadelphia, PA, U.S.

    "And for the first time we have selected a Corporate Partner Event, OHO Interactive from Cambridge, MA will host a World Usability Day event at the New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, also in Cambridge.

    From town hall meetings and lectures to interactive workshops, all of this year's Partner Events will focus on some aspect of "Education: Designing for Social Change."

    About World Usability Day
    WUD was founded in 2005 as an initiative of the Usability Professionals Association(UPA) to ensure that services and products important to human life are easier to access and simpler to use. Each year, on the second Thursday of November, nearly 250 events are organized in more than 40 countries around the world to raise awareness from the general public, and to train professionals in the tools and issues central to good usability research, development and practice.

    WUD is about making our world work better. It's about "Making Life Easy" and user friendly. While it is getting easier, much of today's technology is still too hard to use easily. A cell phone should be as easy to use as a light switch. In order to humanize a world that uses technology as an infrastructure for education, communication, healthcare, transportation, government, entertainment, work and other areas, we must develop supporting technologies in a way that serves people first.

    About the Usability Professionals Association
    The UPA was established in 1991 and continues to be the organization of choice for usability professionals worldwide. The UPA holds a yearly international conference (June 21 -24, 2011,Atlanta, GA, USA: Designing for Social Change), publishes new findings through both the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) and through User Experience (UX)Magazine, and has 50 chapters around the world.

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