Third Annual World Usability Day New England Universal Usability in Teaching and Learning
Hanover, New Hampshire, usa
November 8, 2007
For more information, including the call for papers, please visit www.dartmouth.edu/~wud
The Usability Professionals Organization is organizing World Usability Day on November 8, 2007 to promote ease of use in design. Events will be held in over 175 cities around the world with the goal of increasing awareness about the importance of usability and user-centered design.
For the third consecutive year, Dartmouth College and Landmark College are jointly organizing World Usability Day New England. Our theme is “universal usability to enhance learning, effectiveness, and understanding across people of all abilities.” This year’s conference will offer two tracks, one on Teaching & Learning and the other on Web Usability. Both tracks will explore ways in which a universal usability methodology can be used to design classrooms, curricula, instructional technology, library services and resources, and web sites that are usable by all.
This year we are fortunate to have Ben Shneiderman join us as keynote. Ben was instrumental in establishing the field of Human-Computer Interaction (hci). In recent years, he has been promoting hci for the universal user through efforts such as his award-winning book, Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies, the Conference on Universal Usability, and the Conference on Creativity and Cognition. We are delighted to have Ben set the stage for our daylong discussions about designing for people.