World Usability Day 2016

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • MSU Union, East Lansing

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Michigan State University's Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) hosted Michigan's 14th annual World Usability Day event on November 10, 2016. The year's global theme was Sustainable UX.


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

"Designing Mission Critical Experiences"
Keith Instone, Experience Architect in Residence, Michigan State University


"Getting the House in Order: Card Sorting to Improve Findability"
Carol Righi, Principal, UX Research (St. Louis)

9:45-10:15 Break

"Optimizing UX Culture and Maturity Levels"
Darren Hood, User Experience Manager, Bosch (Detroit)


"Usable for Everyone: Accessibility as UX"
Sylvia Pellicore, Web Accessibility Advisor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


"Sustainable Development: Insights from Design Research in Rural Kenya"
George Hope Chidziwisano, Graduate Research Assistant, MSU Department of Media and Information
Ian O'Bara, Graduate Research Assistant, MSU UARC

1:00-3:00 UARC Open House (Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, Room 93)

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. Each year, the World Usability Day community holds over 150 events in more than 40 countries. Michigan State University's event draws speakers and attendees from all parts of North America representing industry, government, and academia.

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.

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Michigan State University

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