World Usability Day 2015 at the University of Minnesota

Saint Paul Student Center

The University of Minnesota has hosted World Usability Day every year since its inception in 2005. It’s changed a lot since the first year, when the bulk of the activity was focused around explaining the definition and value of usability to attendees.

All events are free to attend. Add your name to our RSVP list.

9:00 a.m. Introduction to World Usability Day

David Rosen, IT@UMN

9:30 a.m. Is Innovation just a buzzword for novelty?

Panelists from IT@UMN, The Nerdery, MN.IT, and AccessAbility, Inc.

10:45 a.m. Systematic Inventive Thinking

Presented by Pamela Haats, Hennepin County Center of Innovation and Excellence

12:30 p.m. Planning a Space for Innovation: How do we make an environment conducive to this thinking?

Panelists from Open Twin Cities, LATIS, LeadPages, and Prime Digital Academy

1:45 p.m. Design Thinking

Presented by Virajita Singh, UMN VP for Equity and Diversity; Casey Kaplan, The Nerdery

3:00 p.m. How Usability Creates UXers

Presented by Fred Beecher, The Nerdery

3:30 p.m. Innovation in Usability; Combating Bias and Artificiality, Gaining Actionable Value

Results of Tabling Activity provided by The Nerdery

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