Tri-State World Usability Day at LexisNexis & Elsevier


World Usability Day (WUD ) 2010 is right around the corner!

LexisNexis and Elsevier are pleased to host the tri-state WUD event.  Be sure to mark your calendars: 

Date:             November 11, 2010
Location:     LexisNexis Miamisburg campus
                      Springboro Pike, Miamisburg Ohio 
Cost:            No charge

RSVP Requested:

This year’s WUD theme is “Communication.”

We have a great program, with plenty of communication-related content. Of course, we are not limiting our event to the WUD theme. In fact, we define “usability” very broadly, including topics on general systems design, Human Factors, Military Systems, Cognitive Systems Engineering, Perception & Action, Decision Making, and Physical Ergonomics, among others.

The tri-state area is lucky to have many different practitioners from industry, academia, and government attend, present, and participate in this event. This is our time to appreciate all the good work in usability, user experience, and user centered design in our local community.

Our program includes:

9:00 AM Darren Kall, Kall Consulting (Flowcharting: the UX socket wrench)
10:00 AM Chris Cravens, Bridge Worldwide (Emotion Design Meets User Experience)
10:30 AM Spencer Murrell, Lextant (Insight Translation)
11:15 AM Lyman Casey, Centralis (Mobile interaction)
12:00 Noon IBM WUD Webcast

1:00 PM Jeff Opperman & Angela Ionna (LexisNexis) Corporate Communications
1:30 PM Two short talks on the sensor web from
2:00 PM Rich Miller, LexisNexis (Is the web dead? -or- What does the fragmentation of the internet mean for design and usability?) Panel
2:00 PM Sandi Harner, Cedarville University (Workshop: Effective written communication)
3:00 PM Break

3:30 PM Keynote:  An interactive session with Keith Instone (IBM and on closing the gap between research and practice
5:00 PM
Speed Networking
6:00 PM Buffet, Posters, Demos, conversation

Posters – Product Demos, etc.

As always, posters, product demos, etc., are welcomed during the poster session (early evening). We are still accepting posters and demonstrations!  

Please contact Douglas Gardner at

We’ve grown in attendance every year and it is expected that we’ll do the same this year.

I look forward to hearing from you and to meeting you at this year’s event.

Douglas L. Gardner, Ph.D.
User Experience Consultant
Global Solutions Development