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World Usability Day 2005

Global Theme: 1st World Usability Day

MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting and the Michigan Usability Professionals' Association (MI-UPA) joined over 100 locations in more than 35 countries to promote the World Usability Day event on November 3, 2005. This was also MSU's Third Annual Usability & Accessibility Event. The event was aimed at industry professionals, academics, government officials, and students.


Session 1
Real World Usability Success Story
Speaker: Carol Barnum, Professor of Information Design and Co-Director of the Usability Center, Southern Polytechnic State University, and author of Usability Testing and Research

Session 2
Useful, Usable, AND Desirable: How One Washer Changed the Face of Laundry
Speakers: Laura Vennie and Sara Ulius Sabel, Usability Specialists from Whirlpool

Session 3
Accessibility Experts Lead the Way to Profits by Design
Speakers: Stephen Blosser and Michael J. Hudson. Stephen is an Assistive Technology Specialist at the MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) and Client Advocacy Office. Michael is the Director of RCPD.

Session 4
User Experiences and System Issues with Online Recommender Systems
Speaker: Joseph Konstan, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, and author of Word of Mouse: The Marketing Power of Collaborative Filtering

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