World Usability Day 2008
Global Theme: Transportation
MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting joined over 180 locations in 41 countries to promote the 4th annual World Usability Day event on November 13, 2008. This was also MSU's 6th annual Usability and Accessibility event. The event was aimed at industry professionals, academics, government officials, and students.
The theme was Getting to the Point: Improving Transportation through Better Design. Transportation in its broadest sense means moving products and people. Usability in transportation speaks to the interaction of people and vehicles, the challenges and issues of infrastructure and modes for moving around in our environment.
Onsite registration for morning sessions
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Parlor C
Universal Usability of Dynamic Content: Making Flash, Ajax, and DHTML Usable for Everyone
Speakers: Marguerite Bergel, Senior Accessibility/Usability Analyst, Fidelity Investments, and Ann Chadwick-Dias, Principal Accessibility/Usability Analyst, Fidelity Investments
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Parlor B
Usability 101: Practical User Experience Evaluation
Speakers: Josie Scott, User Experience Researcher, TechSmith Corporation, Barbara Hernandez, User Experience Manager, TechSmith Corporation, and Casey Wright, User Experience Researcher, TechSmith Corporation
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Second floor Concourse
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | All afternoon sessions will be in Parlors A, B, & C
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Sarah Swierenga, Director, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting, Michigan State University
- PowerPoint slides (PDF - 446KB)
Is Third Wave Accessibility a Panacea? The Next Black Swan?
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Speaker: Michael Paciello, Founder and Principal, The Paciello Group (TPG)
- PowerPoint slides (PDF - 576KB)
Quantifying and Qualifying the Human/Package Interface
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Speakers: Laura Bix, Assistant Professor, Packaging, Michigan State University, and Tamara Reid Bush, Director, Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory, Michigan State University
- PowerPoint slides (PDF - 1.5MB)
Break and Poster Session
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. | Second floor Concourse
User-Centered Design in Practice: A Look at the Capital Area Transportation Authority Web Site Redesign
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Chris Bachelder, E-Business Consultant, Artemis Solutions Group
- PowerPoint slides (PDF - 1.6MB)
- PowerPoint slides (PDF - 1.1MB)
Poster Award Ceremony
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Constantinos Coursaris, Work-in-progress Committee Chair
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Lake Superior Room
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