2012-11-06 World Usability Day 2012 in Ottawa

World Usability Day 2012 in Ottawa

CapCHI is proud to present two presentations on Tuesday November 6th, in celebration of World Usability Day 2012 on Thursday November 8th.

Date: Tuesday November 6th, 2012
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; talk begins at 6:30 pm
Place: TheCodeFactory, 246 Queen St., Ottawa, ON, Canada

1. “Mixed-media Computer Human Interfaces“, presented by Tim Moore, PhD CHFP, Ergosum Ltd.

If you have a Postgraduate degree in User Interface design but still have problems with TV remote controls, with ATM machines or with Point-of-Sale credit card devices this is the presentation for you.

Most computer interfaces are heavily screen based and there are fewer hardware considerations as touch and voice commands gradually replace aircraft carrier sized keyboards and hand sized mice.  Interface designers now learn little about how to design a button, a keypad or a joystick.  I will explain the problems of using mixed media interfaces with a screen, indicators, “soft keys” and buttons.

Speaker Bio:

Tim Moore graduated with an undergraduate degree from London University and “wanted to apply the science to everyday life”.  After working for 11 years at a research/consulting group at Loughborough University department of Ergonomics he got his PhD for work he did for Ericsson, the International telephone company.
He then came to Canada to work for Nortel at the Bell-Northern Research Lab in Ottawa, where he stayed for the next 17 years, developing telephone interfaces and running three laboratories, including a usability lab. Tim left Nortel to start Ergosum Limited.  For several years he worked at CMC Electronics doing work for the military. Tim has worked on several projects for each branch of the Canadian Forces, the Navy, Army and Air Force.  His work usually involves finding out from the soldiers, sailors and airmen what are their experiences with existing systems and then asking them to collaborate with his team to devise the next generation of equipment.

2. “The Gist of NIST“, presented by Lorraine Chapman, Director of UX Research, Macadamian

NIST released the official EHR Usability Protocol, encouraging vendors to adopt specific methods and measures to reduce critical errors in the use of EHR software. Healthcare software vendors looking to distinguish their product in terms of safety and usability need only demonstrate that they are adhering to this new standard.

But what, concretely, is involved to meet the NIST EHR Usability Protocol?

Please join Macadamian’s Lorraine Chapman, Director of UX Research as she explains the bottom line on NIST EUP – skillset requirements, process requirements, and overall time and cost considerations.

Speaker Bio:

Ms. Lorraine Chapman is a highly skilled manager and researcher with over 15 years experience in the high-tech sector. In her role as Director of Research at Macadamian, Ms. Chapman has provided a broad range of clients (within the Healthcare, Unified Communications, Government, and Finance sectors) with strategic direction on business, product and customer issues. This experience includes product opportunity analysis, quantitative and qualitative research and usability analysis of websites, applications, software, and hardware. She has successfully coordinated and led interviews, field studies and usability tests with users of products in North America and Europe. Most recently, Lorraine has spent the last couple of years providing business direction and managing/conducting ethnographic research and usability testing with clinicians in the United States and Canada on behalf of a leading medical information tool provider and several EMR companies.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, November 6th, 6:00 pm at TheCodeFactory, located at 246 Queen Street, between Bank and Kent, (on the second floor) above the Green Papaya Restaurant. The doors open at 6:00 pm for networking and the talk begins at 6:30 pm.

Note: There is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. An informal social gathering will follow at a nearby pub.

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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