Articles by Elizabeth Rosenzweig

Photo of Elizabeth RosenzweigElizabeth Rosenzweig is the founder of World Usability Day, a day that seeks to recognize and promote usability as a means to making products and services easier to use. Starting in 2004, WUD has taken place every November, on the second Thursday of the month.

WUD 2012: The Usability of Financial Systems

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World Usability Day on November 8, 2012 is focused on the usability of financial systems—a topic that affects everyone, all around the world. [Read More]

Usability for the Planet: World Usability Day 2005

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World Usability Day 2005 was a smashing success. Events around the world reached out to new audiences about the importance of improving the user experience. [Read More]

About World Usability Day 2009: Designing for a Sustainable World

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What follows is a series of personal essays on sustainability. [Read More]

Accidental Sustainability

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Accidental sustainability is creating useful, satisfying, meaningful products and services people don’t need to replace and help conserve our resources. [Read More]

World Usability Day 2007-2008: Healthcare

This year’s World Usability Day emphasizes usability in healthcare. In matters of our health, having products and services work better is essential. [Read More]

World Usability Day 2006: Forty Thousand People Hear How to Make Life Easier

The second World Usability Day, focusing on “Making Life Easy”, built on the success of its inaugural year. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: Introducing the World Usability Day 2006 Special Issue

On November 14, 2006, at least 40,000 people were thinking about usability. Clearly World Usability Day was touching something important in many people’s lives. World Usability Day created an opportunity for people to come together and connect with people in other countries with a shared focus—of making things that work better. Ten thousand volunteers knew […] [Read More]