Arizona 2021 World Usability Day – Online Evening Event

Arizona 2021 World Usability Day - Online Evening Event

November 11, 2021

Arizona 2021 World Usability Day - Online Evening Event

Phoenix, Arizona
United States

November 11, 2021
18:00 - 20:00
How to Attend
laptop with video conference icon

Host City

Phoenix Arizona,
United States

Arizona 2021 World Usability Day - Online Evening Event

Design of our Online World: Trust, Ethics and Integrity

Thurs, Nov 11, 2021, 6:00-8:00 PM Phoenix Time

Please register on our event Meetup Page.
Reservation will be required to maintain the event email list. 

Program:  Speakers, Accessibility Activity, Raffles, and Fun

Theme:  In our theme this year, we seek to explore online products and design systems that are helping us to stay connected, learn and grow in these transformational times. Through this theme, we also aim to address important issues such as Dark patterns and Ethical design, Designing for Trust, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

We will offer raffle prizes again this year!

Speaker: Erzhena Soktoeva

Title: What’s In A Name?

Erzhena talks about the experiment she launched after noticing that she was being ignored during webinars in the midst of the world relying exclusively on digital communication. While the results of the experiment were devastating, she shares what it taught her about inclusive design and opens a dialogue for solutions.

Erzhena is a UX design lead at Decision Theater in ASU, designing with and for researchers and policy makers to solve complex problems. She moved to the US from Russia 13 years ago, and after working in tech for over 9 years, she also found her calling in becoming a slow tech coach – helping people fight digital overwhelm and develop a better relationship with technology in their daily lives.

Speaker: Kathy Marks

Title: Accessibility – An Opportunity for Growth

How accessible is your organization’s digital content to people with disabilities? Do you use the web to communicate with customers? To attract new business? Without realizing it, your company may be missing out on a huge opportunity to reach a significant portion of the population. We’ll talk about what accessibility is, how it can benefit your organization, and easy ways you can make your digital content more accessible today!

Kathy Marks is the IT Accessibility Coordinator for the University Technology Office at ASU. She helps develop ASU’s IT accessibility guidelines and standards, testing and monitoring strategies, and educational and training efforts. She’s worked in web development for more than two decades and with ASU for over 15 years. The potential of the Internet to benefit humanity, particularly the less advantaged and people with diverse abilities, is the force that drives her work.

Sponsors & Partners

  • Neudesic
  • GoDaddy
  • UX in AZ
  • UXPA
  • Adobe
  • Axure
  • Techsmith
  • Arizona State University’s Graphic Information Technology program