[Athen] World Usability Day New England Conference Announcement

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Third Annual World Usability Day New England
Universal Usability in Teaching and Learning
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
November 8, 2007
9:00am - 4:00pm

The Usability Professionals Organization is organizing World
Usability Day on November 8, 2007 to promote ease of use in design.
Events will be held in over 175 cities around the world with the goal
of increasing awareness about the importance of usability and user-
centered design.

For the third consecutive year, Dartmouth College and Landmark
College are jointly organizing World Usability Day New England. Our
theme is “universal usability to enhance learning, effectiveness, and
understanding across people of all abilities.” This year’s conference
will offer two tracks, one on Teaching & Learning and the other on
Web Usability. Both tracks will explore ways in which a universal
usability methodology can be used to design classrooms, curricula,
instructional technology, library services and resources, and web
sites that are usable by all.

This year we are fortunate to have Ben Shneiderman join us as
keynote. Ben was instrumental in establishing the field of Human-
Computer Interaction (HCI). In recent years, he has been promoting
HCI for the universal user through efforts such as his award-winning
book, Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing
Technologies, the Conference on Universal Usability, and the
Conference on Creativity and Cognition. We are delighted to have Ben
set the stage for our daylong discussions about designing for people.

We are currently soliciting proposals for presentations, posters,
demonstrations, and discussions that relate directly to universal
usability as applied to teaching, learning, and web development.
Proposals should be from 1–2 pages in length, and include the
following information:

Contact information:
-Email address

Session information:
-Type (30-minute presentation/demonstration or poster session)
-Track (Teaching & Learning or Web Usability)

We know that the best learning takes place when we are active
participants. Thus, we are particularly interested in proposals that
describe methods of engaging conference attendees in the session.

Please send your submissions to wud2007 at dartmouth.edu by June 22, 2007.

Those interested in attending, stay tuned and hold the date! More
information will be forthcoming.

Best regards,
Sarah Horton, Susan Fliss, and Larry Cusick
Dartmouth College

Steve Fadden, Julie Strothman, and Stephanie Kreseen
Landmark College

World Usability Day New England 2007: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~wud/

Past Conferences:
World Usability Day New England 2006 (Landmark College): http://
World Usability Day New England 2005 (Dartmouth College): http://

Related Links:
Usability Professionals Organization: http://www.upassoc.org/
World Usability Day: http://www.worldusabilityday.org/
Dartmouth College: http://www.dartmouth.edu/
Landmark College: http://www.landmark.edu/
Ben Shneiderman: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~ben/

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