It’s probably one of the coolest ‘internet’ ideas since World Orgasm Day.
In fact, if there’s one day this year that standards-obsessed web professionals (and wannabes like me) are looking forward to, it’s going to be World Usability Day on November 8, 2007.
To quote from the source, World Usability Day was founded “to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.”
This year, the focus is on healthcare, whether it’s “new medical devices or technologies; drug research, approval, or delivery; patient forms or medical record sharing; emergency disaster planning; increasing the functionality of hospitals; or everyday healthcare delivery.”
More than 40,000 people in 175 cities in 35 countries participated in World Usability Day 2006.
Here’s how you can be a part of World Usability Day 2007:
- Create a local event – energize your company, community, university or collaborate with your local UPA Chapter and business associations.
- Volunteer – be part of our team locally or globally.
- Be a Sponsor – get recognized as a leader.
- Submit a story for our website – share your experiences.
- Sign the Charter – show your support now!
- Sign up for our email newsletters – keep informed about the latest news and information.
But why is usability such a big deal?
Well, it kinda helps to think about usability if you don’t want your websites to end up looking like any of these.