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January 2010

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Revealing Design Treasures from the Amazon w/Jared Spool
January 19, 2010 (Tuesday)

(New York, NY) - In this entertaining presentation, Jared will share some of UIE's latest research into the hidden treasures of (the) Amazon. You'll learn:

  • The simple Yes/No question that increased revenues by more than $1 billion
  • The elegant subtlety of Amazon's security system
  • Why Amazon's business model is more than meets the eye (and why designers need to care)
  • The wins and losses that Amazon has had with social media functionality

World Usability Day - 6th year anniversary

World Usability Day
November 11, 2010 - Usability and Communications

  • UPA announces World Usability Day 2010. This year’s theme will focus on Communication.
  • Save the date – November 11, 2010 - more details are coming soon, but you can start planning your event today. Let’s kick off the decade with a bang and spread the word about usability.
  • Because of your efforts, World Usability Day 2009 produced over 150 events in a record 43 countries. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Don’t forget to sign our Charter to ensure that technology helps people live to their full potential and helps create a better world for all citizens everywhere http://www.worldusabilityday.org/en/charter

We hope you will share your experiences and encourage your colleagues and friends to be a part of our team!

Contact information:
Elizabeth Rosenzweig – Founder/Director, eliz@worldusabilityday.org
Amy K. Ballard – Project Manager, wud@usabilityprofessionals.org

Other Chapter Events:

UPA Minnesota:
Thursday, January 14 - Psychological Tools for Designing Experiences w/James A. Kleiss, Ph.D.
(Minneapolis, MN) - This presentation includes a case study in designing sounds. This demonstrates a method for measuring users' subjective experience of products. More specifically, the case study illustrates how to pinpoint specific product features that are associated with various dimensions of experience. Such associations provide a tool for designing products to create a specific desired experience in users.

UPA UK Chapter:
Thursday, January 21 - Election Ballot Usability
(London, UK) - The UKUPA is proud to announce our first 2010 event with a very timely look at a usability study carried out on online voting for the UK Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission was concerned about whether the design of ballot papers was making it difficult for electors to vote accurately.

Contact Us

Send your feedback, news and event notices to upamonthly2009 (at) usabilityprofessionals.org

Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!

Yours,
Robert Skrobe
Editor - UPA Monthly

About UPA Monthly

The UPA Monthly is sent to all UPA members during the first week of the month. The newsletter usually includes announcements, chapter events, and links to articles on usability and the user experience.

Contributors

The following individuals donate their time and effort to make the UPA Monthly possible:

Nan Chen (UPA China) and Ingrid Liao, Chinese Translations
Maria Jose Palacio (Spanish Chapter), Spanish Translations
Tadashi Kobayashi (HCD-Net), Japanese Translations
Ali Berkman, Turkish Translations

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