World Usability Day â€“ The Making of Our Future
Design has made an impact on the world and in our lives, giving some people a 2nd chance to live or the ability to experience life more fully. As world usability day approaches, we find ourselves considering the past and looking towards our future. What can be conceived will be achieved, but what will that look like? And, what is your part in imaging and realizing the future? Let's talk about making our world more easy, enjoyable, beautiful and usable.
World Usability Day is on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012.
USABILITY is about making our world better.
It's about making life easy, enjoyable and user friendly.
In order to humanize a world that uses technology as an infrastructure for work and life,
we must develop these technologies in a way that SERVES PEOPLE FIRST.
"Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.Douglas Martin
Everyone makes design decisions all the time without realizing it ...good design is simply the result of making these decisions consciously, at the right stage, and in consultation with others as the need arise."
AboutÂ Tracey Nolte
Tracey Nolte, User Experience Practice Area Lead at Slalom Consulting, leads a team of highly skilled user-centered researchers, designers, and developers. She is a nationwide speaker on design and innovation with a background in visual design, research, business intelligence and development. Her unique combination of skills and approach has been with clients such as AT&T, JC Penney's, Visa, Dr Pepper, American Heart Association, Visa and Microsoft on a variety of devices and operating systems including: mobile web and iOS design, custom application development, 80" Pixelsense (formerly Surface multi touch table) and SharePoint Branding and Design. Tracey is passionate about creating innovative, usable and beautiful things that enable the world to be a better place.