World Usability Day fun continues. Here’s some more information about World Usability Day activities via an email from Clarissa Mattingly:
World Usability Day promotes the value of usability, user-centred design, and everyoneâ€™s desire for things that work better. This year, it will take place on Tuesday 14 November.
Over the course of 36 hours, events will be held around the globe. Last year, Sydney was among 70 cities in 30 countries which played host to free, public events. For each event, usability professionals dedicated a few hours of their time to get out the word that usability counts. Events included panel discussions, workshops, clinics, outdoor â€œscavenger huntsâ€ and more. And the topics went beyond traditional web usability to cover product design, mobile devices, ergonomics and more.
There’s only 75 days to go, so make sure you get along to the planning day coming up on 1 September 2006. The planning day is all about getting things off the ground. Deciding what event will be, who will participate, where it will be held, and how it will be publicised. Itâ€™s crucial to the success of our event that itâ€™s run by people from across our industry.
The informal get-together will be held at Differentâ€™s wharf-side offices in Pyrmont (see map)and starts at 4pm, Drinks and some delicious barbeque food will be available, as a small incentive for your participation!
If you would like to attend, please RSVP via clarissa.matt[email protected] no later than COB Thursday 31 August 2006
And don’t forget to register your interest at the World Usability Day website!
Go on then. Get involved!