Tuesday, November 4, 2008

World Usability Day

It seems like everyone has a world day now-a-days, so why should usability be any different? Usability is certainly important.

How many times have you seen a door that confused you? A fire exit that opened inwards? A set of switches that didn't relate to anything you have ever seen before? What about a computer application that confused airbrushed metal and rounded corners with actual ease of use?

Usability is everywhere, it impacts everything in our lives, so, next time you see a friendly neighborhood usability person walking around, stop and give them a hug! They could use it, they have a hard job actually getting people to understand the importance of usability.

Macadamian and OCRI are holding an event in honor of World Usability Day, I will be there, will you?

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