World Usability Day Fun Facts
- 150 events held in over 43 countries in 2009
- WNYC-FM’s John Hockenberry announced as WUD2010 Honorary Chairman
- Event Registration for 2010 is now open http://www.worldusabilityday.org/node/add/event
- Visit us online: http://www.worldusabilityday.org
- : http://twitter.com/upa_wud
- WUD2009 reached #7 on YAHOO! Popular Searches on November 12, 2009
World Usability 2010: Communications
Communications is the theme for World Usability Day 2010. World Usability Day 2010 will serve as an impetus to creating greater awareness for designs, products and services that improve and facilitate communications around the world.This year’s events and forums will focus on how products and services impact communications. Programs will examine all products and services used in the communication process including: cellular phones, mobile devices, social media, email, video, and perhaps other exciting technologies that may not have hit the mainstream!
World Usability Day was founded in 2005 as an initiative of the 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, over 200 events are organized in more than 40 countries around the world to raise awareness for 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. Much of today’s technology is too hard to use. A cell phone should be as easy to use as a doorknob. To humanize a world that uses technology as an infrastructure for communication, education, healthcare, transportation, government, entertainment, work and other areas, we must develop these technologies in a way that serves people first.
Let World Usability Day 2010 be your impetus to create greater awareness for designs, products and services that improve the sustainability of our world. Be the one to bring the word to your company and community this year. Join us and get involved in World Usability Day 2010!
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