World Usability Day 2012 Call for Talks & Posters
Microsoft and the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) are pleased to host a World Usability Day (WUD) event for Puget Sound UX professionals and students on November 8, 2012. WUD presents opportunities to leverage, integrate, and advance the work of multiple disciplines to make a significant contribution to improving the usability of technology solutions.
We are announcing a call for Talks & Posters for WUD 2012. Proposals are encouraged from Thurs, Sept 27, 2012 until Monday, Oct 8, 2012 (5 pm).
Puget Sound WUD 2012 Event
The Puget Sound WUD event will be held on Thurs, Nov 8, 2012. You are encouraged to attend in-person at the Microsoft Redmond campus. You can also join the sessions online. Specific details and the full program of the event will be posted soon on the Puget Sound WUD event site.
WUD 2012 Theme: Usability of Financial Systems
The theme for WUD 2012 is the usability of Financial Systems. We welcome high-quality work in domains other than financial, particularly from investigators who see some potential future connection to financial systems.
We will investigate and advance the application of user-centered design methodologies to systems and services. We hope to engage everyone from game platform designers to behavioral finance researchers to consumer advocates.
Underlying principles such as security, privacy, reliability, and accessibility foster a rewarding user experience with systems such as Financial Systems. Institutions, corporations, and non-for-profit organizations all have the same thing in common: the need for their users to understand information so that they can make good choices.
Regarding the Financial Systems theme, without clear and transparent financial systems, neither professionals, nor average citizens, can make good decisions and markets will suffer. In the 21st century, it is common for people to interact with systems to manage their money from the grocery shop to Wall Street.
Lightening Talk Proposals
Our core event will feature lightening talks that sharply focus on the essence of research projects. Each speaker will have 7 minutes to present their research. (Exact talk length is pending finalization of the presentations and event agenda).
If you would like to present, please submit a proposal with title, abstract, and a one-paragraph speaker bio.
Presenters will be notified if their talk has been accepted by Monday, Oct 15th. Final slide decks will be due by the end of the day (5:00 pm) Monday, Nov 5th. There will be dry-run opportunities on Tues, Nov 6th and Wed, Nov 7th.
The Puget Sound event will also include a poster display for research and innovative, thought-provoking ideas and projects.
Poster proposals must include title, abstract, and a one-paragraph bio.
Posters will be displayed in a WUD Lounge. Owners are expected to staff their posters during breaks from the Lightening Talks.
Target audience for Lightening Talks & Posters
- Your peers in the Puget Sound UX community and worldwide
- Your colleagues in related non-UX disciplines (Product Management, Development, Test, Planning, Marketing)
- Your future UX colleagues from local universities
Submit your proposal by 5pm on Monday, Oct 8 to Annuska Perkins by emailing annuskap[AT]microsoft.com.