World Usability Day 2014

Join us on November 13, World Usability Day 2014 at Designlab, University of Twente, where you will participate in and enjoy an effective mix of presentations and workshops on the theme of (user) engagement. This annual symposium gives you insights into how the worlds of design practice and research come together to engage users during the development and use of products and services. You will also discover the latest usability methods and tools, concerning engagement. 
Programme (official language English)
10.30 Registration and coffee
11.00 Introduction by Mascha van der Voort, Design United
Presentations by practitioners
• Embedded User Engagement, Christian Suurmeijer, Benchmark Electronics
• Mind the Gap, Jos Thalen, Invocate
• Regulatory Expectations on user engagement for medical devices                                Sonja Paus-Buzing - UL Wiklund
• Make more use of user testing, Tom Evers, D’Andrea & Evers Design
13.00 Engaged Lunch with demonstrations on the themes ‘play, ‘emotions’ and ‘user experience’ throughout the DesignLab.
14.00 Workshop 1: a choice of five Methods & Tools sessions by researchers:
1. Participation in renovation, Stella Boess, TU Delft
2. Engaging users through low-tech visualizations, Frederick van Amstel, University of Twente
3. Emogram, Karin van Beurden, Gerard van Os, Saxion
4. Persuasive design case: safety helmets, Margot Stilma, senior researcher Industrial Design, Saxion
5. Engagement game: Managing stress with serious gaming, Maartje Bakhuys Roozeboom, TNO
15.00 Workshop 2: a choice of five Methods & Tools sessions by researchers (see Workshop 1)
16.15 Keynote: Democratic Design Engagements, by Pelle Ehn, professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden
17.00 Final thoughts and drinks
18.00 End
More information about the full programme and more details of the presentations and workshops can be found on our website. 
Registration: The symposium is designed for those of you working in the field of user-centred product design and innovation. As the number of participants for this event is limited to 120, please ensure your places for the day and for the workshops by registering here. 
The costs for participating in the Symposium are € 75 (students € 15) if you register by or before November 6. This includes the presentations, participation in two workshops, lunch and refreshments. From November 7, the costs for participation will be € 100 (students € 25).
Feel free to forward this invitation to other interested professionals.
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We at CLICKNL | DESIGN look forward to meeting you on November 13 at an interactive and engaging World Usability Day 2014!