Monday, September 04, 2006

Update on World Usability Day 2006 Planning Meet at Kanbay Hyderabad!

Thanks for joining at the World Usability Day 2006 Planning meet at Kanbay on 23 August 2006. All our success relies on professionals like you, getting involved and volunteering your time and talent on raising awareness and visibility of usability engineering and user centered design and we are hoping to make this event much bigger this year.

The importance of usability is not trivial; it is connected to important everyday things such as education, healthcare and safety. Tools and systems that are usable are more effective in teaching students. Healthcare professionals can be more confident with safer and understandable tools providing better quality healthcare to their patients. Government institutions can rely on easy to use and understandable voting machines to insure accurate and democratic elections. Usable technology makes a difference to everyone, everywhere around the world.

Participants:
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Kanbay, Oracle, Microsoft, Cordys, Infosys, Convergys, Sierra Atlantic, Alliance Consulting, Advertising Agencies and Professors from Osmania University.

Minutes of the meeting:
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The meet was organized at Kanbay, Hyderabad Location and started at 5:30 PM.

The meeting started with a Welcome Note from MuthuKumar, Kanbay talking about the agenda and World Usability Day 2006 Planning meet.

Sameer Chavan(Oracle) and Ashish Tiwari (Cordys) talked about UPA, UMO, World Usability Day 2006 and on raising awareness and visibility of usability engineering and user centered design, that is currently being organized by volunteers and local event coordinators from around the world.

Following this, Professor Dr.Beena from Osmania University presented on Cognitive Psychology and its applications with research work done on Child Psychology along with student researchers. The time allocated for this session was extended as there was a active participation from audience.

Following a tea break, Dhwanit Saxena (Kanbay) presented on RIA (Rich Media Internet Application). He covered interesting information like evolution of RIA's and comparison of RIA mediums like FLEX, AJAX and more...which triggered an interesting debate on best among RIA technologies.

The event concluded by MuthuKumar with the message saying - The UPA, UPA chapters, and allied organizations will all hold events, revolving around a common theme - "Making life easy!" - With a focus this year on accessibility and inclusion.

Event Photographs can be viewed at
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See you all in the next meet!

On Behalf of the UMO/UPA teams

MuthuKumar.R

Senior User Experience Analyst

http://www.thedfactor.com

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