World Usability Day: Inclusion Through User Experience

Inclusion Through User Experience

World Usability Day November 9, 2017

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World Usability Day will be celebrated with over 70 events in 26 countries –

visit to learn if there is an event in your area!

The 2017 theme – Inclusion Through User Experience – points to the essence of what the user experience ideally should be, that all who use a product or application are successful doing so.

Success is when a user can accomplish what they set out to do.  For product developers, making that happen is not by accident –  a successful user interface includes insights from target audience users during the design phase.   User research can assure that different types of users can be successful.

Read more on Inclusion Through User Experience from the World Usability Day website:

“Well-designed user experiences allow for the uniqueness of people’s different strengths and believe to co-exist in a place of similarity and common ground.  Tools and technologies that embrace similarities to tap into the potential of all people creates conditions that promote people to be their best selves, to cultivate and nurture people will produce better outcomes in all we do.

Poorly designed systems create an atmosphere of confusion as people try to figure out how to perform simple tasks that have not been design with the user in mind. In the worst cases, poorly designed technology can produce information and results that is not accurate, further adding to the notion of systems being rigged and information being portrayed as false.

User Experience designers and researching can impact the course of events by creating technology, products and services that are inclusive at their core.

Some relevant topics for this theme are:

  • Universal Design: Creating technology and products that work for everyone
  • Accessibility
  • Create more usable government websites
  • Artificial intelligent (AI) systems supporting global inclusion
  • AI systems to protect against bullying
  • Empathy as a part of collaboration
  • Social Change through Social Media
  • Unity through Social Change
  • Unity is inclusion
  • Change through Inclusion
  • Inclusion through Collaboration
  • Global User Experience as a path towards inclusion”

TecEd can help you ensure that your product or application offers an inclusive user experience.  Contact Us to discuss your project!

About the Author

TecEd’s Vice President of Business Development, Cynthia Zimber, has more than thirty years of experience in Fortune 1000 technology and software channel sales management, as well as marketing and business development for both established and startup companies.