Like last year, there were many great events across the globe, but this year garnered considerably more press, especially here in the USA, from the introduction of New Jersey Usability Day, to coverage on NPR. Looks like this tradition is taking hold and is very welcome.
It's that time again. World Usability Day 2006 is coming, Tuesday, November 14th. The theme: "Making Life Easy". See http://www.worldusabilityday.org for all the details.
Chicago's events have been announced! From the planning committee:
We are pleased to announce that the Chicago event's 2006 opening keynote speaker will be Don Norman, co founder of Nielsen Norman group and professor, Northwestern University. In addition, we are extremely excited to have Patrick Whitney, Director of the Institute of Design, IIT, be the event's closing speaker.
Last year, World Usability Day was celebrated by over 8000 participants at 115 events in 70 cities in 35 countries. More specifically, in Chicago , our "It Makes $ense" event served as a focusing lens for building momentum within the local User Experience community.
This year will be an opportunity to share various aspects of design and usability with leaders from a variety of academic and corporate environments. They will provide presentations focusing on the usability of communication, work, transportation, home life, relationships, finance, health, and the world around you.
What: World Usability Day 2006 When: November 14rth 8:30am-5pm, cocktail reception to follow Where: Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, 300 E. Randolph Who: Experienced practitioners, business stakeholders, students and all How much: Free! (but registration is limited, will open in October)
Registration (and website) will be available October 17th and we will send a follow-up announcement at that time.
Confirmed Speakers and Activities:
Don Norman, Neilsen Norman Group and Northwestern University Tom Riley and Kelly Butler, HCSC - Blue Cross Blue Shield IL, TX, NM, OK Laura Vennie, Whirlpool Corp. Carol Shillinglaw, GE Healthcare Patrick Whitney, Institute of Design, IIT
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Thank you in advance to our current event sponsors.
Motorola, inc. CDW HCSC - Blue Cross Blue Shield IL, TX, NM, OK
Sponsorship opportunities still exist, please contact Sue El-Moursi for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org .
MilwauCHI's "First Tuesdays" for June is this week!
MilwauCHI President, Rob Nero's description:
Hello MilwauCHI! I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Don't forget we have our last 1st Tuesday next week. Well, it is our last one for the first half of the year. We won't have a meeting in July because of the holiday. Hope to see some new faces this time, and get some new discussions started! Note the new time and place!