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World Usability Day 2013

Global Theme: Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems

Michigan State University's Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) hosted Michigan's 9th annual World Usability Day event on November 14, 2013.

World Usability Day

World Usability Day is the largest gathering of industry professionals, world-class academics, government leaders, and students facilitating the progression of usability, user experience, and user-centered design. In 2010, the World Usability Day community held over 150 events in more than 40 countries. During the last five years, over 1,750 conference participants from all parts of North America representing industry, government, and academia have attended the annual event at Michigan State University.

World Usability Day was founded to explore ways to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.


Time Description
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks

Top 10 Healthcare Usability Myths Debunked!
Lorraine Chapman, Director, Health UX, Macadamian


Behind the Curtain: Content and Design Issues in the Online Privacy Policies of Internet-Focused Organizations
Anna Langhorne, Assistant Professor, University of Dayton

10:00-10:25 Break

A Web for Everyone: Accessibility as a Design Challenge
Whitney Quesenbery, Co-Director, Center for Civic Design; Independent Researcher, WQusability


Evaluating User Experience for mHealth Services: A Pre-Rollout Case Study
Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

11:55-12:00 Closing Remarks

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