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World Usability Day – Be a part of it!
World Usability Day 2008 is just 24 hours away. This is your chance to be part of a global effort spanning 43 countries and over 150 locations as we help spread the world about the importance of usability. This year’s theme is transportation, and our Sydney event focuses on the issues and challenges that face alternate forms of transportation in and around the city.
UPA Sydney has put together a varied and interesting program of presentations, discussions, workshops and activities. Our impressive line-up of speakers includes:
- Alinta Thornton (User Experience Lead, Independent Digital Media) on what it really takes to get people out of their cars
- Kevin Cox (Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Edentiti) running a discussion on how to make carpooling viable
- Alan Cadogan (Strategy Director, City of Sydney) discussing the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision
- Michael Lister (Senior Transport Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff) discussing bus route design – unleashing the omnibologist within
- Warren Salomon (Sustainable Transport Consultants Pty Ltd) on the major role that bicycles will play in the new transport paradigm
- You will also have the chance to view and evaluate the design and photo exhibition, participate in other workshops and discussions, and join the global transport challenge. And finally, you’re invited to help us close out World Usability Day 2008 with a social event.
This event is free and open to the public and will run from 10am– 5pm, Thursday, November 13, 2008.
University of Technology Sydney
Room 12, Level 1, Block B, Building 5
1 – 59 Quay Street, Haymarket.
Drinks to follow starting at 5:30 at Henry Henry (Henry Deane Plaza, 8A Lee St)
For more information, please visit http://www.upasydney.org or send email to events [at] upasydney.org.