World Usability Day

Today is World Usability Day and before I go on about it I need to say that I’ve done some pro bono work on the event. The goal is to promote the value of user-centered design and the belief that users have the right and responsibility to ask for things that work better. There are a hundreds of events happening today around the world. You can find more info here.

There are several events happening at the Museum of Science here in Boston. One of them is a walking tour focused on signage and if you’ve ever been to Boston you’ll know that good signs are not one of the things for which the city is known. Unfortunately, the weather is not too good so bring an umbrella.

They have also done several posters for the event that came out pretty well and demonstrate the benefit of usability in fun and accessible ways. This is my personal fave:

World Usability Day Poster 3

Be sure to check out what’s happening in your city and make yourself useful.

[tags]World Usability Day, Usability, ease-of-use, Boston, Museum of Science, signage[/tags]

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