RWTH Aachen University in cooperation with P3 communications GmbH has hosted four World Usability Days since 2006.
The World Usability Day features an interesting and diversified program comprised of talks about usability and workshops for business practitioners. The agenda is tailored to the latest trends in industry and contains sessions about the usability of smartphones, social networks, and products. Participants of the World Usability Day get insights in late-breaking topics and results from industry and science.
Prof. Jan Borchers, head of the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University, has been an advocate of promoting usability and user-centered design for many years. He has been teaching Human-Computer Interaction since 1995, for Siemens, at Stanford, at ETH, and since 2003 at RWTH Aachen University. During the World Usability Day 2006 for the first time, he offered insights into the topic in the course of a seminar to business practitioners.
VideosVideos from the World Usability Day 2010 are available on iTunes U and YouTube.
|Usability Crash Course (Prof. Jan Borchers)||view on iTunes||view on YouTube|
|iPhone Programming (Jonathan Diehl)||view on iTunes||view on YouTube|
|Kommunikative Usability (Prof. Eva-Maria Jakobs)||view on iTunes||view on YouTube|
|Android vs. iPhone (Volker Schmidt, Jonathan Diehl, Sören Busch)||view on iTunes||view on YouTube|
Links and Materials
Companies in and around Aachen interested in UsabilityThe following companies have shown active interest in the topic of usability and may be contact for job oportunities or internship positions.
- P3 communications GmbH, Contact: markus.jordans (at) p3-group.com
- Nuance, Contact: charlotte.lahaye (at) nuance.com
- VEDA, Contact: thomas.lindt (at) veda.net