4098 15th Ave NE, EE1-125
Seattle, Washington 98195

Join us in raising awareness of usability around the world in our second annual World Usability Day Seattle. This year the event has grown to include usability lab tours, a networking event, lectures, and a social at the end of the event. All events will be held in the Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) in room 125 unless otherwise specified. Tours of the usability lab are first come first serve and are limited to 10 people per tour. If you wish to take a lab tour please register for the tour.

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Usability Lab tour of UW's LUTE

    Note: Separate RSVP required for lab tours

  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Networking (food & drinks)

  • 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM - Opening remarks

    Presenter: Nick Finck, Blue Flavor

  • 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM - Moving beyond ROI: UCD as a catalyst for organizational change

    Presenter: Emma Rose, Anthro-tech

  • 7:15 PM to 7:30 PM - Break

  • 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Ultrasound at the Point-of-Care: The evolution and usefulness of a portable system

    Presenter: Jason Fouts, Sonosite

  • 8:30 PM to 8:45 PM - Break

  • 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM - Panel of usability professionals

    Moderator: Nick Finck

    Panelists: Lana Carlene of Metia, Kelly Franznick of Blink Interactive, Gabriel Shirley of BigMind Consulting, & Ariel van Spronsen of ZAAZ

  • 9:45 PM to 11:00 PM - Social (food & drinks)

More details can be found on the official WUD Seattle site.

Special thanks to our sponsors for World Usability Day Seattle 2007; ASIS&T pacific northwest chapter, ASIS&T UW student chapter, Refresh Seattle, Puget Sound SIGCHI, STC Puget Sound chapter, UPA Seattle, UXnet, 24 Seven, Anthro-Tech, Blue Flavor, Deaton Interactive Design, Digital Web Magazine, UW's Technical Communications department, and ZAAZ.

Official Website: http://www.worldusabilityday.org/event/show/277

Added by nickf on October 15, 2007



Just confirmed, we will be having tours of UW's LUTE usability lab complete with eyetracking demo between 3 and 5pm on Thursday. We will have 3 or 4 tours of up to 10 people so space is very limited. We will post information on how to RSVP for a tour on the official website linked above. For now RSPV for this event to confirm your seat for the lectures starting at 5pm.


New speakers confirmed. Current speakers include: Emma J. Rose (Anthro-Tech), Jason Fouts (SonoSite), Lana Carlene (Metia), Kelly Franznick (Blink Interactive), Gabriel Shirley (BigMind Consulting), and Ariel van Spronsen (ZAAZ). A few more speakers will be confirmed shortly.


IF you want to do the lab tour you better book NOW, 3 of the 4 tours are already sold out!!


I was just phone interviewed by KOMO 1000 News for World Usability Day Seattle. I will post the audio clip here once I have it.