World Usability Day 14 Nov, 2013, Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems


World Usability Day 14 Nov, 2013, Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems

World Usability Day 14 November, 2013, 
Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems
The importance of user-centered design in healthcare is truly life or death. Whether it’s new medical devices or technologies; drug research, approval or delivery; patient forms or medical record sharing; emergency disaster planning or increasing the functionality of hospitals and everyday healthcare delivery, everyone is affected in some way by the intersection of usability in healthcare. There are many commonalities, yet each region of the world faces its own set of unique challenges. We believe that focusing World Usability Day 2013 on healthcare will create a stronger awareness of these issues and lead to initiative that have long term impact on the quality of everyone’s life.
Learn More @ http://www.worldusabilityday.org/

Workshop: Many People, Many Eyes: Aggregating Influences of Visual Perception on User Interface Design


Universal Usability and Interaction Design (UUID)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Many People, Many Eyes: Aggregating Influences of Visual Perception on
User
Interface Design
A CHI 2013 workshop, with Keynote talk by Jeffrey Heer

April 28, 2013, Paris, France in conjunction with CHI 2013
(chi2013.acm.org)

Submission deadline: January 11, 2013
Website – http://seas.harvard.edu/~reinecke/manyeyes/
Email – manypeoplemanyeyes@gmail.com

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

There are many differences in how we see the world. Native Welsh
speakers,
for example, lose their ability to differentiate between green and blue
as
they acquire the language (4-month old babies can visually
differentiate,
adults cannot). Colorblindness affects around 8% of men and 0.4% of
women.
Gender modulates which designs we perceive as appealing and
trustworthy.
North Americans are relatively better at ignoring the context
surrounding a
focal object, whereas East Asians perceive such contextual information
first.
These differences affect our perception of interface designs and other
visualizations, yet two substantial questions remain: (1) How can we
provide visual…

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EuroITV 2013


Universal Usability and Interaction Design (UUID)

CALL FOR PAPERS
EuroITV 2013: Thinking Outside the Box
11th European Interactive TV Conference
June 24-26 2013, Como, Italy
http://www.euro-itv.org/

EuroITV is the leading international conference for media and
interaction
related to video and television.
During the past years, new technologies brought tremendous change to
the TV
industries by shifting the value control point from distribution to
consumption. This year’s theme “Thinking Outside the Box” is a stimulus
to
explore how these changes might affect television, by exploring new
perspectives and leveraging cross-domain synergy.

Researchers and practitioners from all over the world meet to discuss
latest advances in media technology, HCI, systems & technology, media
studies, personalization and recommender systems, and content creation
community.
We invite original, high quality papers submissions addressing how
digital
technologies open up new ways of consumption and interaction with
rich-media content.

The main conference proceedings, in cooperation with ACM, SIGCHI,
SIGWEB
and SIGMM, will be…

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[Series] So What Do You Do? Interning for Government Website Usability


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This post is part of a new series called “So What Do You Do?” in which LIS students talk about their experiences as interns. We want to showcase the wide range of things people are doing in the world of library and information science.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Steve Ammidown, and I’m a student in the Archives, Records and Information Management specialization at the University of Maryland’s iSchool.  My undergraduate background is in sociology and gender studies; prior to that I spent nine years working in the corporate sector as a paralegal and office administrator.

So what do you do?

I’m just finishing up as a Usability and User Experience intern at the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (and people wonder why acronyms are so popular in the federal government?) here in Washington, D.C.

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