Celebrate World Usability Day with Green & White

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World Usability Day is on November 13, 2008, and in the spirit of creating global discussion on the importance of usability in the world today, we want to bring people in the industry together to join in the conversation. Usability is an incredibly important part of software, yet is grossly missing as knowledge from within the industry. Software engineers think its the graphic designers problem, graphic designers think its too technical so must be a software issue. Everyone makes it their last priority and dont consider it to have any impact on ROI (especially services firms).

We really need to get people to get out of that box of thinking, and I want to invite you all to help everyone else get there.

Over the next 10 days, we want to invite you – people from the community – to contribute articles, thoughts or ideas related to usability, user research, clean interfaces, futuristic user design, what have you… and we’ll highlight it here.

Lets try to really offer solid reasons for local firms to consider more usable designs, or atleast debate the issue here.

At the end of the 10 days, we’re planning to hold a number of simultaneous events or workshops in Lahore and Islamabad to show movies or hold some discussion oriented sessions on the issues.

We’ve set up a live-blog and stream in Lahore already, we’ve planned the event in Islamabad…. but more needs to be done still, so if you want to get involved this is the best time.

We need more live bloggers in islamabad / lahore; We need a place with seating for about 40 people in Islamabad;  and we need people in Karachi who want to throw a GnW usability party in karachi… either at a university or at their offices.

Get Involved!

Its the future of using software that actually works thats at stake here. Email me at osama@greenwhite.org to coordinate.

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  • syed abid ali shah

    my name is syed abid ali shah want to join you explain me that how i used to join fm97

  • Ahh focus on “HCI”..badly needed! I try talking to a few people who might be interested in conducting workshops/sessions, because I’d love to have “GnW usability party in karachi” :) Might as well talk to my alma mater SZABIST asking for place to conduct these sessions. Please let me know if you are already in touch with anyone who plans to do the same at Karachi.

  • Hmmm … i would love to join up this movement rather good to heard such a thing exists in Pak,

  • It is great to have attention on this topic. I am part of the team organizing the World Usability Day 2008 event in Pakistan. We are based out of Lahore, but we invite every one to join in the celebration and spreading of awareness on Usability in general.

    If you are in Lahore, you are welcome to register at http://www.ixdc.org/events.htm and attend the event. We have a lot of good speakers on the theme of this year along with live video link with Google Map Maker’s developer from Google.

    Those in other cities, please write, talk and discuss Usability. Get together and watch the live Ustream.tv video we will be streaming during the event. Spread the buzz on usability in your blogs as it is related to all products and services.

    Remember, experience matters!

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