Rice University to celebrate World Usability Day with Nov. 15 forum

Rice University will mark World Usability Day Nov. 15 with a forum featuring a range of Rice experts discussing “Designing Technology Around the World.”

World Usability Day promotes the values of usability, usability engineering and user-centered design.

The event, which promotes the values of usability, usability engineering and user-centered design, will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Fondren Library’s Kyle Morrow Room. Speakers are Kevin Kirby, vice president for administration; Maria Oden, professor in the practice of engineering education and director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen; Ann Saterbak, a professor in the practice of bioengineering education and the Department of Bioengineering’s associate chair for undergraduate affairs; and Austin Govella, a design manager with business technology services company Avanade. Several Rice student projects will be highlighted.

This event is sponsored by the Fondren Library Accessibility Committee and Rice University Disability Support Services. For more information about World Usability Day, visit www.worldusabilityday.org.

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