CSSE to host third annual World Usability Day

Published: Oct 30, 2007 11:01:41 AM
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Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Department will host World Usability Day on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The university community is invited to attend.

The event - one of more than 135 in 35 countries - will demonstrate that the things people interact with and experience every day can work better. The events will be hosted by individuals and volunteers from corporations, organizations and universities around the world and will focus on accessibility and inclusion. This year's theme is: "Healthcare. Together let's explore how our health is impacted by design."

"Usability affects everyone everyday," noted Elizabeth Rosenzweig, founder and director of World Usability Day. "From the tools we use to teach our children, to our hospital emergency rooms to the telephones we use to communicate, it's a part of our daily lives and it's important to recognize we all have the right to have things that work better."

For more information on World Usability Day activities at Auburn, visit http://www.worldusabilityatauburn.com/ or e-mail Daniela Marghitu at daniela.marghitu@auburn.edu.