Today marks the third annual World Usability Day. It is an opportunity to increase the “public’s awareness of the need to make the services and products important to human life easier to access and simpler to use.”
There are multiple events happening around the world.
In Canberra, we had a one hour lunch time seminar with different presenters speaking about various things. We had about 8-10 minutes each – I did a presentation on Accessibility and Design: a holistic approach. Other speakers included:
- Jane Robey and Kim Chatterjee from Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) – they covered their experiences of accessibility and usability in DEWR
- Neil Lynch from University of Canberra – Error prevention
- Ying Sawetrattanasatian also from University of Canberra – she gave a summary from her PhD about a Thai University’s Library Website Usability
- Tina from Australian Taxation Office – talked about her experiences as a usability professional
We even got a World Usability Day cake (pictured above) baked by Sisira Adikari’s (organiser) wife and some delicious Indian samosas!