Michigan World Usability Day Conference 2007

MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting and the Michigan Usability Professionals' Association (MI-UPA) joined over 170 other locations in 35 countries to promote World Usability Day. This was also MSU's Fifth Annual Usability & Accessibility Event. The event was aimed at industry professionals, academics, government officials, and students.

The focus for World Usability Day 2007 was Health Care. Whether it's new medical devices or technologies; drug research, approval, or delivery; patient forms or medical records sharing; emergency disaster planning; increasing the functionality of hospitals; or everyday healthcare delivery, EVERYONE is affected by usability in healthcare.

Program

Morning Sessions (Concurrent)

Onsite registration for morning sessions
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Outside room Big Ten B and C

Session A
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Room Big Ten C
Designing Usable Healthcare Web Applications
Speaker: Jason Withrow, Business Analyst, University of Michigan Health System; Faculty, Washtenaw Community College

Session B 
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Room Big Ten B
Winning with Usable Software in Life Science Research 
Speakers: Richard Sheridan, President, Menlo Innovations, and Jennifer Baird, President and CEO, Accuri Cytometers

Tours and Demos
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Room 93
Tours of the Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting last 15 minutes and meet in the UAC reception area (Room 93, Garden Level). Demonstrations of adaptive technology will also be offered.

Afternoon Sessions

Onsite registration for afternoon sessions
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. | Outside room Big Ten B and C

All afternoon sessions and lunch are in room Big Ten C

Lunch and Opening Remarks
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Sarah Swierenga, Director, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting, MSU
Hiram Fitzgerald, Associate Provost, University Outreach and Engagement, MSU
Teri Takai, Director, Department of Information Technology, State of Michigan
Michael Beasley, President, Michigan Chapter of the Usability Professionals Association

Session 1
Healthcare Usability—Code Blue!
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Speaker: Shane Lovellette, User Experience Products Manager, TechSmith Corporation

Session 2
Patient Safety and Usability: Experiences in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Speaker: Janine A. Purcell, Cognitive Engineer, VHA Bar Code Resource Office

Session 3
Codeless QA Testing: A Revolution in the Automated Testing Tool Market 
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Speaker: Sumanth Muthyala, Usability Engineer-Technical Lead, Ergin Salih, TestPartner Development Team Lead, and Jim Brennan, TestPartner Product Manager, Compuware Corporation

Break and Poster Session
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. | Room Big Ten C (Lobby area)

Session 4
Making Sense out of Health Insurance Benefits Selection: Case Study with a Web Tool
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Laurie Kantner, Vice President of Client Services, Tec-Ed, Inc.

Session 5
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Designing for Older Adult Users of Web, Mobile, and Handheld Technologies 
Speaker: S. Ann Becker, Professor, Management Information Systems and Computer Science; Director, National Center for Small Business Information, Florida Institute of Technology

Closing Remarks
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Sarah Swierenga, Director, MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting

Reception
4:30- 6:00 p.m. | Room Red Cedar B

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