World Usability Day 2008, Bangalore, Sat, 29th of November | Yahoo Campus ( Inner Ring Road ) | 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

15 Nov 2008 - 4:16am
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sudhindra
2004

Hi,
IxDA Bangalore, partnering with UPA and CHI Bangalore are organising this
year's World Usability Day on the 29th Nov 2008, at Yahoo campus, EGL
Business Park, Inner Ring Road, Bangalore. Please find the mailer below for
details.

*Call for participation* - World Usability Day 2008, Bangalore

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*[image: World Usability Day]*

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www.upabangalore.org* *

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*29th* of November | *Yahoo Campus* ( Inner Ring Road ) | *10:30 am –
4:**3**0 pm***

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*World Usability **Day (WUD)* was founded in 2005 as a global initiative of
the *Usability Professionals' Association* to ensure that services and
products important to human life are easier to access and simpler to use.
Each year, in November, over 300 events are organized in over 40 countries
around the world to raise awareness for the general public, and train
professionals in the issues central to good usability research, development
and practice.

*WUD 2008: Usability in Transportation** ***

The 2008 World Usability Day focuses on *Usability in Transportation*.
Usability in transportation speaks to the interaction of people and the
vehicles, the challenges and issues infrastructure and modes for moving
around in our environment. World Usability Day 2008 is focused on exploring
and creating awareness for several aspects of transportation in Bangalore
and in India .

*The Bangalore event includ**es:*

- Keynote talks by decision makers from the Bangalore International
Airports Limited (BIAL), Maini Motors ( Reva , India 's first electric car
company), and Urban Planning Experts
- Un-conference style sharing of ideas through interactive, rolling
presentations
- Public Exhibition of transport solutions for Bangalore from usability
enthusiasts
- A forum to voice opinions with key decision makers
- Transportation Design Challenge

*Who will participate in the event?***

*World Usability Day invites Designers, Architects, User Experience
professionals, Urban Planners, Transport Service Authorities, Design
Students, Academicians, enthusiasts and other citizens concerned about
making Bangalore a better place to live in. We specifically invite all
designers and technologists interested in issues related to public services
and domains. *

*How to participate?***

WUD 2008 seeks *Volunteers* who can support with organizing the event
and *Conference
speakers* interested in speaking about the design and usability of
transportation systems, both offline and online.

Those interested in volunteering may email or call Sarit Arora or Amit Pande
or the organizers mentioned below.

Unconference speakers may register themselves directly through the main
event website, simply by adding their topic to the Wiki.

*How to register?*

*Register for the event at the WUD 08 wiki:** *
http://www.upabangalore.org/mwiki/index.php/WUD_Bangalore_2008

*Poster Campaign: Horn Ok…Please!*

*Horn OK…Please* is a poster campaign leading up to WUD, Bangalore that
focuses on creating awareness about issues in transportation through
stories, case studies, and different solutions.

We invite participants to design their own transportation stories/case
studies and solutions in the form of a Poster. Posters can be on one or
several areas of transportation including:

1. How has transportation impacted our culture and society? What are the
opportunities and constraints for our society?
2. How do humans interact with different aspects of transportation:
Different kinds of personal and public vehicles of transport,
infrastructure, technologies for navigation, online systems. Security.
Signage.
3. How do transportation modes and issues impact our environment? How can
being green improve usability of transportation?
4. How have accessibility issues and challenges been addressed by
transportation?

Please submit your posters to wud08.blr at gmail.com. Please send the posters
in PDF format, in A2 size or above. *The winning poster entries will be
showcased at the event exhibition. *

*Volunteers and Organizers***

For more information regarding the event please contact:

Sarit Arora – sarit at humanfactors.com - 9880271049

Amit Pande - apande at yahoo-inc.com – 9845690069

Sudhindra V – sudhindra.v at humanfactors.com - 9972176615

Muthukumar – muthuonline at gmail.com - 9845901339

Narayan Gopalan – narayan.g at humanfactors.com - 9880043317

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* <http://upabangalore.org/> <http://chibangalore.mypublicsquare.com/>
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Sponsored By* *
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*[image: HFI] <http://www.humanfactors.com> <http://www.yahoo.com/>*

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