Usability Challenge 2008


just a quick one. Had this in my email today:

On 1 August 2008, we are asking anyone with a passion for usability to solve a usability problem…any usability problem at all…and help make the world a better/safer/less annoying place. To participate, join the group:

Google Groups:

What a charming idea! I think I’m going to take part and I think I already know which problem to tackle. It will be something easy (piece of cake, really) but I’m already busy solving other people’s usability issues in my job so I don’t want to make it too hard for me in my spare time. However, this will give me the opportunity to combine my professional life with my geeky interests. Also, it is going to be for an institution that probably could never afford to get professional usability advice. So, it’s going to be a surprise; I’ll keep you posted.

In the mean time spread the word and solve one of those annoying problems. If you are short of ideas, you could always try and make modern microwave ovens easier to use (Damn, I remember the times when they had about four buttons and a dialing knob!) I would be most grateful! 😉


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