Want to learn how usability plays a key role in voting practices and governance? Thursday, November 3, 2005 is World Usability Day. Usability Professionals Association's Boston chapter is hosting a full-day event to promote the fields of usability engineering and user-centered design by educating the public about the value of user-centered design processes.
Multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, designers, developers, and members of the public will be let loose on the city of Boston to study aspects of public life. They will report back their findings and suggest improvements. You also get to watch usability specialists evaluate products and Web sites in a rapid-fire manner providing detailed feedback about each product's usability-related strengths and weaknesses.
Events will be held at the Museum of Science. Exhibits and activities will begin at 9 a.m. The event is free with museum admission and open to the public. For more details, visit http://www.upaboston.org/.