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World Usability Day 2016 is on November 10

Save the date! 

World Usability Day is planned for November 10, 2016, 9:00am - 7:00pm in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This year's theme is Sustainable ("Green") UX.

Join us for a full day of presentations. It's free to attend: professionals across the Twin Cities are welcome. The schedule for the day is below.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend


Mainstage (Cowles Auditorium)

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Introduction to World Usability Day - David Rosen, IT@UMN

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   

Accessibility as Sustainable Design - Jay Wyant, MN.IT Services

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Transit and Usability: Demystifying Lines and Signs - Katie Roth, Kristin Thompson, Laura Matson from Metro Transit

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch provided for those who RSVP’d

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Dear User: Let's Be Friends - Scott Kubie, Brain Traffic

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       

Hennepin County Food Recycle and Compost ICONATHON - John Jaimez, Hennepin County Environment and Energy

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.       

Using Complete Streets To Foster Great Communities - Karen Nikolai, Hennepin County Public Works

Training Room 50A

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

ARIA: What, Why and When - Phil Kragnes, University of Minnesota

Breakout Room 50B

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

One Change at a Time: Pop up Usability Testing - Jen Neveau, Cody Hanson, Wanda Marsolek, Brian Conn from University of Minnesota Libraries

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SustainableUX Online panel dedicated to design in a warming world.

This event will be streamed live, and hosted in Room 50B. Sign up at Eventbrite:

UXPA - Minnesota Happy Hour and UX Trivia at Republic

After the day's events, join us as UXPA - Minnesota hosts a happy hour at Republic from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  All World Usability Day attendees are welcome.

UX Bar Trivia, hosted by The Nerdery's Fred Beecher, will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Republic. Come with a team of up to 6 people, or just find a team there and give it a shot!

World Usability Day at the University of Minnesota is sponsored by:

IT@UMN | Platinum Sponsor

TCF Bank | Platinum Sponsor

Straight Line Theory | Silver Sponsor

Department of Writing Studies | Bronze Sponsor