UMO organises World Usability Day 2007

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Hyderabad, Nov 16: UMO is a non-profit organization working towards design awareness and exchange of design sensibilities through interaction between designers, IT industry and design sensitive consumers. It is a forum dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of the Usability, HCI and Interaction design community in India.

UMO and allied organizations in India will join communities across the world to mark the celebrations for World Usability Day 2007 in Hyderabad on November 30. World Usability Day is a world wide self-organized event with the goal to promote the fields of Usability Engineering and User-Centered Design. The event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of 'Good Design for Better Living'. Eminent people from the academia, industry, business and governance will be sharing their views and insights on this day.

Our allied organizations include companies like Microsoft, Cordys, Oracle, Virtusa, Motorola, Satyam, Invensys, Infosys, Wipro, Deloitte, Progress Software, Convergys, SSA Global, Progress, Mindscape, etc and educational institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, NID Ahmedabad and IIIT Hyderabad.

We garner support from various Usability experts and practicing firms in UK and US.

Speakers who have already confirmed their participation are;

Mr.Jon Dodd, Director and Co- founder, BunnyFoot, UK
Prof.Ravi Poovaih, Head, IDC, IITBombay
Mr.Anil Jampala Vice President, Satyam, President, Hysea
Prof.Anirudha Joshi,Interaction design, IITBombay
Mr.P.Parameshwar Raju Artist and Art historian, Kalahita
Ar.Nanda Kumar Birudavolu Architect and Designer
Dr.Neeraj Raj, Director, MedRC, E- learning
Dr.Eric Schaffer, CEO, Human Factors International
Apala Lahiri Chavan, VP, Human Factors Asia

UMO's World Usability Day 2007 is first of its kind and scale in India and has participation from international speakers.

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