Articles about World Usability Day

How the Other Half Live: UX Design in Brazil and New Zealand

Insights on global UX research from eight UX professionals in Brazil and New Zealand. Research tools, favorite resources, and love of the work are shared in these two very disparate countries. [Read More]

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]

WUD in Manila: An Interview with Regnard Raquedan

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Editor Joe Bugental talks to usability consultant Regnard Raquedan about last year’s World Usability Day, celebrated in the Philippines, and his plans for this year’s event. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: Communicating the Usability Message Around the World

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This issue's theme of “Communication” bring the experiences of contributors in several international settings to our global community of readers. [Read More]

The View From Here: An Interview with Elizabeth Rosenzweig, founder, World Usability Day

An interview with Elizabeth Rosenweig, founder of World Usability Day, on the origins and future of WUD. [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]

Sustainable Design at Home

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When you begin any project, start thinking about how you can make it greener. Sustainable design is good design. [Read More]

Sustainability is Interactive

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Sustainability refers to sustainable social, cultural, and financial systems, not just environmental systems, thus we need to consider how the things we make and use affect them. [Read More]

Xeriscaping: Sustainability in Practice

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Xeriscape, using drought-tolerant plants that require minimal water to survive and thrive, leads to greater residential water conservation. [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]

Coping Daily with Green Ethics

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The conundrums of living sustainably will only be resolved when wiser professionals step back and look at the big picture. [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]

A World Usability Day Case Study: Conducting Multinational Expert Reviews

For international organizations, feedback from users at the local level is essential to product success. Organizing multinational events and sharing the results can help achieve business goals. [Read More]

View from Here: A Recipe for Usability

Cookbook author Margaret Dickenson has made her cookbooks more usable—without using industry jargon such as "usability" and "user-centered design.”. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: One Day around the World: Good Signs and Future Challenges

In many countries, newspapers and popular magazines report on the latest products and services to reach the marketplace. In these publications, reporters and reviewers comment on whatever they believe promotes sales, marketplace success, and consumer preference. More so than in years past, however, they talk about user-centered design. This media focus mirrors corporate interest. Recently, […] [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]