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Happy World Usability Day!

Posted by Richard on November 14, 2006

Today is World Usability Day, a project of the Usability Professionals Association to promote usability and user-centered design. More than 215 events in 40 countries celebrated usability today:

"Why doesn’t this work right? What am I supposed to do with this now?"

World Usability Day, November 14, 2006, is for everyone who’s ever asked these questions. This Earth Day style event, focused on raising awareness and visibility of usability engineering and user centered design, is currently being organized by volunteers and local event coordinators from around the world. Whether a usability professional or just an enthusiastic (or frustrated) user, each participant is making a contribution to "making life easy".

As one of the activities, organizers set up a Flickr group called Making Life Easy, where people posted pictures of candidates for the Usability Hall of Shame or Hall of Fame. Ironically, one of the Hall of Shame submissions was the World Usability Day website itself: WUD Website Embarrassment.

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