World Usability Day is Thursday, November 8, 2018, and we're putting Tampa Bay on the map!
2018 Theme: Design for Good or Evil
Design has a huge impact on the usability and usefulness of anything and everything. We know that user-centered design produces usable products and services. Whether or not something is usable has significant potential to make our day better or worse. Sometimes, our lives even depend on it.
Location Update: Keiser University, 5002 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634
Tampa Bay's Event: How to Avoid 'Accidentally Evil' Design Workshop
For our local event, we'll focus on how we - as designers, developers, researchers, product people and other UXers - can be 'accidentally evil' when we create user experiences. This event will be interactive with a round of mini-workshop sessions where we'll discover the unconscious biases, tendencies and beliefs that end up into our work, and therefore, into the user experiences we create.
World Usability Day is single day of events occurring around the world that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups for our common objective: to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.
It is about celebration and education—celebrating the strides we have made in creating usable products and educating the masses about how usability impacts our daily lives. It is about making our world work better. It is about reaching out to the common citizen and spreading the message: We don’t have to put up with products and services that don’t work well and that human error is a misnomer.
***No one should have to suffer through products and services that get in their way. People should not be made to feel stupid by technology.***
Learn more at https://worldusabilityday.org/.