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Informatics and Computing Faculty and Students to Present at World Usability Day

November 13, 2013

Human-computer interaction

Join the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI on November 14th for World Usability Day 2013, and learn more about how interactive technology and design in healthcare can be a lifesaving matter.

The event is located at the IUPUI Campus Center from 8 AM to 4 PM. The cost is $50 for professionals and $20 for students. Lunch is included. For registration and other important event details, please visit http://indianaworldusabilityday.centerforics.org.

The focus for this year’s World Usability Day is healthcare-Collaborating for Better Systems. Speakers from the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI include: Xi Niu, assistant professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Tao Yang, recent Informatics PhD graduate and user interface/experience intern at Luther Consulting, LLC;  and speaking on behalf of Tony Faiola, program director Human-Centered Computing, will be Yamini Karanam, first year doctoral student in Informatics and HCI. Other speakers from various organizations including Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Zimmer, and Diagnotes, will also be part of this educational and interactive conference.

World Usability Day 2013 is presented by the Indiana Chapter of the User eXperience Professionals Association (UXPA) and sponsored by the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and its master’s, doctoral and graduate certificate programs in Human-Computer Interaction. Other sponsors include the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University, Pearson Books, and Gravity Design.

World Usability Day, founded in 2005 by the Worldwide Usability Professionals Association, recognizes that much of today’s technology is often prohibitively complex for the average user. Each year, on the second Thursday of November, more than 200 events in 43 countries are organized to raise awareness of usability among the general public, and train professionals in the tools and issues central to good usability research, development, and practice.

To learn more about the Indiana Chapter of the User eXperience Professionals Association: http://indiana-upa.org/.

To learn more about the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and its degree programs:http://soic.iupui.edu

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