World Usability Day

World Usability Day celebrates the merits of a broad and multidisciplinary team of professionals who work so that consumers/users of services, products, equipment and infrastructure derive satisfactory experiences from their use.

Technology tends to be difficult to use, since it is often conceived and designed by people who are overly involved in these contexts. As such, one of the main goals of usability is to the humanise these devices or infrastructure, encompassing a plurality of areas, from architecture to furniture, clothing to sports equipment, among many others.

Commemorated since 2005 on the initiative of the UPA - Usability Professionals' Association, the aim of the Day is to call attention to the need to guarantee that products and services that are truly relevant to human life are easy to use and user friendly.

Each year, on the second Thursday of November, more than 200 events take place in over 40 countries, raising the public visibility of a work which continues with much room to evolve. These events are also moments reserved for the training of professionals, disclosure of specific technical information and debate of issues which are central to the research and development seen over the year.

Further information:

World Usability Day 2010

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