World Usability Day is an international, annual event that will be held on November 8th this year with the theme of Health.

The main goal of the event is to promote and encourage usability in the wider community and will be held at various locations world wide .

Last year 40,000 people in 35 countries in 175 cities around the world participated in World Usability Day. This year marks the events 3rd anniversary.
Sydney UPA

If you’re interested in hearing about what’s going on in your city, have a look on line and think about attending an event if you can. Some events have sessions running all day, which makes it much easier to attend even some of the presentations.

While my focus is always on web usability, the World Usability Day event will look at a usability in a wide array of settings. For example, Melbourne’s event will be touring the learning facility of St Vincents hospital.

If you’re in London, 15 free places are available in a 1 day course offering an Introduction to User Centred Design.

Of course, there are dozens of events going on world wide, so have a look and see if there’s anything in your nearest city. There are things going on from Kigali to Moscow, Prague, Manila, Tucson and even Sydney – which is where I’ll be ;)

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