User Vision official partner of World Usability Day 2010

User Vision, one of Europe’s leading independent user experience consultancies, is one of only five events world-wide to be appointed to World Usability Day’s inaugural Partner Programme.

The aim of World Usability Day (WUD) is to increase the public’s awareness of the need to design services and products for human life that are simple and accessible. More than 150 events across 43 countries took part in last year’s World Usability Day.

User Vision was there for the very first WUD in 2005 and has welcomed over 500 visitors from a range of public and private sector organisations through its doors every year since then.

This year’s theme is communication and on 11 November, in User Vision’s Edinburgh Head Office, companies from all over the UK will take part in a series of interactive demonstrations, live usability and accessibility tests and workshops, highlighting key user experience issues many of us face daily.

New technology has fuelled great advances in the field of communication over the past few years and User Vision will help visitors explore the usability issues associated with social networking sites, collaboration tools and modern communication devices.

The latest technologies will be available to try out with a rare chance to test one of the first smart tables to arrive in Scotland.  User Vision will also be will road testing the latest eye tracking glasses from Tobii, taking them out on the street to understand how department stores and advertisers influence our buying decisions.

Chris Rourke, User Vision’s MD explains:  “To be chosen as one of only five usability events worldwide is a great accolade and recognition of the popularity and success of the World Usability Day events we have run for the last six years.  Once again this is our chance to really shine a spotlight on usability and accessibility and to make everyone aware of its importance to every day life.”

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