Half Day Event

An event that lasts 3-4 hours, or half a day.

World Usability Day OWL

On every second Thursday in November, the World Usability Day (WUD) foster the worldwide band to celebrate the achievements and insights on the subject of Usability and User Experience (UX), as well as to communicate and strengthen their significance in the world. Digitization is increasingly moving into our everyday work. The work changes through a variety of different software solutions. We will have a look at the effects of interactive products and systems in the world in which we live and work. How can they be shaped together so that we can make a meaningful use of it and profitably use the added value?

Design Sprint: World Usability Day

Josefin Jansson
UX Design Consultant, MDSave
Claudia Landivar-Cody Photo

Claudia Landivar-Cody
User Experience Designer, Spirit in Form
About This Event

This year’s World Usability Day focuses on how UX and Sustainability impact each other. Our goal in this event will be to start a local conversation on how design thinking can help effect change meaningful change in the world.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with intertwined topics, specific programs, and groups of world citizens set to work through 2030, offer an opportunity to help “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all”—while affording UX professionals to craft and expand our networks.

How can we, through the lens of User Experience Design, lower or remove barriers to adopting sustainable programs and behaviors?

Mini Design Sprint

We’ll engage in a mini design sprint, exploring ideation techniques for a given problem, including both individual and small groups exercises. We will document and share the evening’s results with the UXPA and UN SDG.

Participants will leave with a starter solution they can develop more fully
Participants will have a sense of the scope of UN SDGs
Participants will gain a sense of how different UX functional areas can contribute to the SDGs
Individuals and/or groups will be able to complete the full design process on their own

About the Instructors
Josefin Jansson Photo

Josefin Jansson UX Design Consultant,

Josefin Jansson is a freelance UX/UI Designer in San Francisco. Her background is in process improvements at Northern Europe’s largest telecom-provider Telia Company AB. Josefin has a Bachelors degree in Art History from Umea University, Sweden. She has also studied design in both Sweden and San Francisco. She graduated from General Assembly’s UXDI program in March of 2016. Since then Josefin has worked for various companies in the Bay Area.
Claudia Landivar-Cody Photo

Claudia Landivar-Cody User Experience Designer,
Spirit in Form

A graduate of General Assembly’s Winter 2016 UXD immersive, Claudia Landivar-Cody is a UX Research & Design freelancer in the SF Bay Area. With a background including technical communication, design, and cultural program management, Claudia seeks to use design thinking, empathetic listening and creative expression to change products, processes and experiences toward the better—and to help instill these notions more deeply into the world.
Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

TorCHI celebrates World Usability Day 2016 with "Confessions of a Recovering Designer: Shedding the Right UX Baggage to Make Great Experiences Thrive" by Andrew Chak

ime: Networking starts at 6:45pm, Presentation starts at 7pm
Location: Wattpad, 36 Wellington St E, Toronto ON M5E 1C7
Cost: Free. Please RSVP as space is limited. Come and see what ToRCHI is all about, and if you like these presentations, then join TorCHI for $20/year membership. 



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