Category Archives: World Usability Day

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Arizona World Usability Day – Video

Arizona World Usability Day Event

Mandel organized the Arizona World Usability Day event on November 8, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The wildly successful event was captured on film and is now available on the World Usability Day YouTube Channel. Check out the Arizona WUD event on the World Usability Day website.

Phoenix World Usability Day Celebration 2011

“To the heart of design” is a phrase that best describes the largest and most successful World Usability Day (WUD) event produced in Phoenix, Arizona, since its first event in 2007. PayPal hosted and sponsored the event, kicked off with a multimedia presentation of examples from its extensive interaction design team members, numbering 250 strong,Continue Reading

IT side of medical care: Interview with Dr. Christopher Longhurst

Very illuminating interview with Stanford doctor, Christopher Longhurst, a general pediatrician who works in the IT department there. Recorded from the Scoble Show, a video blog about “geeks, technologists and developers.” The most interesting thing? Just how many mistakes get made in hospitals and how information technology is being used to keep those errors fromContinue Reading

World Usability Day – Heathcare: Kickoff Event Summary

World Usability Day 2007 kicked off the year with a special session at the Usability Professionals’ Association conference on June 13 in Austin, Texas. The focus for World Usability Day (WUD) 2007is healthcare. Healthcare usability affects every individual throughout his or her entire life. Every day, issues of medical illnesses and diseases, health insurance, nutrition,Continue Reading

‘Laura’ Makes Digital Health Coaching Personal

As healthcare chairman for World Usability Day 2007, I’m very interested in advances in consumer healthcare on the Web. Northeastern University computer science professor Timothy Bickmore has created a virtual health coach called “Laura” that can help patients remember to take pills on time or encourage them to get out for a walk. Bickmore hopesContinue Reading

World Usability Day Announces 2007 Healthcare Focus

Theo Mandel, Ph.D. has been named the healthcare chairman for World Usability Day 2007. World Usability Day’s focus for 2007 is on healthcare. The theme is, “We can make a difference.” Mandel will present at the kickoff event at the UPA Conference in Austin, Texas on June 13. Here is the initial press release forContinue Reading

World Usability Day 2007 – November 8

Date for 2007 World Usability Day announced… World Usability Day (WUD) promotes the value of usability engineering and user-centered design and the belief that every user has the responsibility to ask for things that work better. The Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) is doing that by encouraging, organizing, and sponsoring 36 hours of activities at theContinue Reading