World Usability Day: 14 Nov 2024

2024 Theme

Designing for a Better World


The theme of “Designing for a Better World” is demonstrated in many ways such as architects and urban planners creating accessible public spaces, companies focusing on eco-friendly packaging, software developers prioritizing inclusive digital design, community engagement platforms enhancing civic participation, sustainable transportation solutions prioritizing pedestrians and cyclists, educational materials designed for inclusivity, and green architecture emphasizing energy efficiency and occupant well-being. These efforts contribute to a more accessible and environmentally conscious world.

 World Usability Initiative

The goal of the World Usability Initiative (WUI) is to connect the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and the User Experience (UX) community and everyone who believes that great design is inclusive and usable by all, to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by establishing World Usability Day as an internationally observed day, listed on the United Nations calendar. Help us achieve this goal!

Watch the video below to learn more.

Sign the Petition to the UN!

We have been organizing events on the second Thursday in November since 2005.

Over 250,000 people have been involved in events so far, around the world, bringing  together different communities to create a more usable world for all of us.

World Usability Day across the years!

Theme Events Countries Volunteers/Attendee estimate
2005 Make it Easy 115 35 6500
2006 Accessibility 228 40 38000
2007 Healthcare 157 41 29000
2008 Transportation 161 43 50000
2009 Designing for a Sustainable World 150 43 48000
2010 Communication 150 40 45000
2011 Education: Designing for Social Change 120 42 7000
2012 Usability of Financial Systems 80 20 6000
2013 Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems 107 32 7000
2014 Engagement 135 40 8500
2015 Innovation 91 31 6500
2016 Sustainability 73 24 5800
2017 Inclusion 66 25 5000
2018 Design for Good or Evil 62 26 5000
2019 Design for the Future we Want 56 27 4000
2020 Human-Centered AI 42 20 3000
2021 Trust, Ethics, Integrity 46 22 3200
2022 Healthcare 50 23 3400

Upcoming Events

Usability Events

From around the world

November 9, 2023

Michigan UXPA Fall Mixer - Virtual

East Lansing, Michigan
United States

November 9, 2023

World Usability Day San Antonio 2023

San Antonio, Texas
United States

November 9, 2023

WUD Switzerland

wud4kids

Rapperswil-Jona, Sankt Gallen
Switzerland

November 9, 2023

Research with a capital R: The changing face of research roles and partnerships

Toronto, Ontario
Canada

November 9, 2023

Northeast Ohio, USA #2: In-person conference

Mayfield, Ohio
United States

November 8, 2023

Northeast Ohio, USA #1: UX Game Night

Independence, Ohio
United States

November 9, 2023

World Usability Day 2022 in Stuttgart

Collaboration and Cooperation

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Deutschland