Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Phoenix World Usability Day Event – November 13, 2008

Mark your Calendar!
Phoenix World Usability Day Event – November 13, 2008
Fourth Annual Global Event to Create Awareness for Usability

Arizona professionals interested in hardware/software usability and human factors are invited to attend the second World Usability Day event in Phoenix. Please join this awareness and networking event designed to grow the Arizona usability community. The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Seating and refreshments are limited, so you must RSVP to attend this event. Event details are below.

The agenda is now being finalized. Presentations and/or panel discussions are planned on transportation usability experiences and case studies. This is a networking event, so local companies are encouraged to introduce themselves and describe their usability efforts. Any interested presenters should contact Theo Mandel (contact information below). This meeting is also an initial effort to form an Arizona chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA). An overview of the UPA will be presented and attendees will be able to sign up for more information on the formation of the Arizona UPA Chapter

Sponsors include the Usability Professionals' Association ( and World Usability Day ( The local event is sponsored by the Art Institute of Phoenix (

A more detailed agenda will be published shortly.

About World Usability Day

The Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) has announced World Usability Day (WUD) 2008 will take place on November 13, 2008. This year's focus will be on transportation. World Usability Day 2007 was a tremendous success. UPA, along with its allied organizations coordinated over 200 events in 175 cities in 40 countries that attracted over 50,000 attendees and volunteers at worldwide site locations, as well as through webcasts online at the WUD website,

World Usability Day was founded in 2005 with a mission to increase the public's awareness of the need to make services and products important to human life easier to access and simpler to use. Global issues such as healthcare, education and government are addressed through expert forums, exhibits, events and initiatives in locations throughout the world.

World Usability Day - Phoenix Event
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Art Institute of Phoenix
Cafe/Dining Room
2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

** Admission is FREE **
** Food and Drink Provided **

Map and Directions:

RSVP Required!
Please RSVP with number of attendees, including name,
title, and e-mail address to:

Event Schedule

6:00 p.m.:
Begin food and refreshments
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.:

(Final agenda - to be determined)
Networking, speaker and panel presentations
Door prizes (software, t-shirts, books and more...) - You must be present to win!

Contact Information

Theo Mandel, Ph.D.
Interface Design and Development, LLC

Thursday, October 16, 2008

World Usability Day 2008 for Phoenix

World Usability Day 2008 is quickly approaching on November 13. Find out where the exciting events are and how you can get involved.

We are also working on developing a Phoenix World Usability Day on 11/13/08 to create awareness for usability. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us through this blog or contact Theo Mandel at or 480-664-1202.