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Why Usability?
Susan Jones, Usability Team
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

This four week series presents speakers addressing the issue of why (or why not) making things usable and accessible is important in our work lives, our everyday lives, and our political lives.
Contact: Susan Jones, Usability Team, N42-240L, (617) 253-0877, sbjones@mit.edu
Sponsor: Information Services and Technology

User Interface and Elections - Examples from the 2004 Election
Prof. Ted Selker, MIT Media Lab Co-Director CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project
Join us for a lively discussion of how user interface technology played a part in the recent Presidential election. Topics include detecting fraud, ensuring security, reliability, and integrity, and problems of the disenfranchised.
Wed Jan 5, 01:30-03:00pm, 3-133

Web Accessibility for All
Stephanie Norton and Rich Caloggero, ATIC Lab
Learn to make Web sites more accessible to people with disabilities, more usable overall and more usable by older people. We'll discuss operating system accessibility tools, assistive technologies, and common problems of older web users. Learn how well your site works with a screen reader. Please, bring questions.
Wed Jan 12, 01:30-03:00pm, 3-133

It's the Market, Stupid! A New Look at Design, Usability and Old Age
Joe Coughlin, Director MIT AgeLab, ESD /Director New England UTC
Wed Jan 19, 01:30-03:00pm, 3-133, 3-133

Steve Krug Author of "Don't Make Me Think"
FOR NEW TIME AND DATE GO TO: http://web.mit.edu/ist/usability.

Steve Krug was a little-known but highly respected usability consultant until he wrote Don't Make Me Think. This book, written with wit and much common sense, is a product of more than a decade of user advocacy with companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, BarnesandNoble.com and others.
Wed Jan 26, 01:30-03:00pm, 3-133
Latest update: 26-Jan-2005

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