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11.10.13 – Clemson’s Society for Technical Communication Announces World Usability Day Event

WUD FlyerClemson University’s chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) is pleased to announce its second annual World Usability Day event! World Usability Day occurs annually to promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, universal usability, and every user’s responsibility to ask for things that work better.¬†The event will be held in the Class of 1941 Studio in Daniel Hall on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 10:00am-3:00pm. World Usability Day is open to all Clemson faculty and students interested in usability, UX, and related fields. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

This year, World Usability Day will feature a series of workshops and a panel discussion with four usability professionals. The speakers will share their experiences in the field, as well as discuses issues that surface while creating user-friendly technology. The World Usability Day Panel will include Alicia Hatter from The Vanguard Group, Laurie Gray from Slalom Group, Maggie Reilly from Nine Walkers/Ciber, and Cliff Anderson from Ally Financial.

The schedule for World Usability Day is as follows:

10:00am-10:15am: Coffee Reception

10:15am-11:30am: Progression Talks: Four tables will be set up in the room, and WUD attendees will spend 15 minutes at each table with a professional. The speaker will give a presentation, focus on a particular issue, lead a discussion, or engage the attendees in an activity. After 15 minutes, attendees will shift to a new presenter.

11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch On Your Own

1:00pm-2:00pm: 15-Minute Presentation: Each speaker will present on a topic of their choice. All questions will be held to the end.

2:00pm-2:30pm: Open Panel Discussion

Please join the Clemson STC for an exciting and informative event about the growing field of usability! Please contact Laura Smith at with any questions. To download a PDF copy of the flyer for the event, please click here!


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