Today is World Usability Day!
Making things easy to use is hard, and it goes unappreciated. People are more likely to complain how something is not working and hard to use than express their appreciation of things that just work.
World Usability Day wants to make the world easier to use. That sounds weird, but I assure you that it’s a good thing.
“Why doesn’t this work right? What am I supposed to do with this now?”
World Usability Day, November 14, 2006, is for everyone who’s ever asked these questions. This Earth Day style event, focused on raising awareness and visibility of usability engineering and user centered design, is currently being organized by volunteers and local event coordinators from around the world. Whether a usability professional or just an enthusiastic (or frustrated) user, each participant is making a contribution to “making life easy”.