World Usability Day 2006

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
  • Time: 9:00 - 11 a.m. (Workshops) and 1:15 - 5:15 p.m. (Presentations)
  • Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI

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MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting and the Michigan Usability Professionals' Association (MI-UPA) are joined over 100 locations in more than 35 countries to promote World Usability Day. This was also MSU's Fourth Annual Usability & Accessibility Event. The event was aimed at industry professionals, academics, government officials, and students.

Program

Morning Sessions (Concurrent)

Registration for Morning Sessions
8:30 a.m. | Outside room Big Ten B and C

Workshop: Session 1-A
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Room Big Ten B
Usability as a Tool for Capacity Building: Conducting Community-Based User Research
Speaker: Jeff Grabill, Co-Director, MSU WIDE Research Center and Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Workshop: Session 1-B
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Room Big Ten C
Live Web Site Evaluations: Usability and Marketing Message
Speaker: Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, President, Michigan Usability Professionals' Association

Afternoon Sessions

Registration for Afternoon Sessions
12:00 p.m. | Outside Auditorium

Introductions
1:00 p.m. | Auditorium
Sarah Swierenga, Director, MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting
Susan Burton, Executive Director, Society for Technical Communication
Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, President, Michigan Usability Professionals' Association

Session 2
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. | Auditorium
New Communication Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Speaker: Christopher Hunter, Director, Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DODHH), Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth

Session 3
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. | Auditorium
"Ford! Where's My Car?" — The Story of Usability and Vehicle Order Management
Speakers: Chad Esselink, Team Supervisor, IT Creative Design and Usability Team, Ford
Martin Rutyna, Project Manager, IT Creative Design and Usability Team
Eric Schrage, Usability Specialist, IT Creative Design and Usability Team
Mike Mistak, Graphic Designer, IT Creative Design and Usability Team

Break and Student Poster Session
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. | Room Big Ten C

Session 4
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. | Auditorium
Podcasting About Usability: Behind the Sounds of "Design Critique: Products for People"
Speakers: Timothy Keirnan, Producer and Co-Host, Design Critique: Products for People
Tom Brinck, Creative Director, A9.com and Co-Host, Design Critique: Products for People

Session 5
3:45 - 4:15 p.m. | Auditorium
Driver Distraction: What is the Problem and How can it be Solved?
Speaker: Paul A. Green, Research Professor, Human Factors Division, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), and Adjunct Associate Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE)

Session 6
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. | Auditorium
The Expertise and Complexity of Citizen Knowledge Work; or, A Tale of How Information Technologies Move from Being Good Collaborators to Poor Collaborations
Speaker: Jeff Grabill, Co-Director, MSU WIDE Research Center and Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

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