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Related Organizations

Usability is related to many different disciplines...here are just a few.

HCI and Human Factors

  • ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
  • ACM/SIGCHI - Special interest group on Computer-Human Interaction
  • British HCI group - Specialist group of the British Computer Society (BCS)
  • The Ergonomics Society - Professional society based in the UK
  • HCD-Net - Human centered design organization in Japan
  • HFES - Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IFIP - International Federation for Information Processing
  • ITG - Internet Technical Group

Technical Communication and Information Design

Information Architecture and Design

  • ASIS&T - Two of their SIGs are SIGUSE and SIGIA
  • IAI - Information Architecture Institute (formerly AIfIA)
  • DMI - Design Management Institute
  • AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • AIGA-ED - Experience Design
  • IXDG - Interaction Design Group

Training and Human Performance

  • ISPI - International Society for Performance Improvement
  • ASTD - American Society for Training and Development

Software Development and Project Management

  • PMI - Project Management Institute
  • ASQ - American Society for Quality
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