[EVENT] IxDA St. Louis World Usability Day Celebrate/Challenge Nov. 13th 6:30 - ???

11 Nov 2008 - 4:57pm
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Brad Ty Nunnally
2008

Come join STL IxDA Face to Face as we celebrate World Usability Day
this Thursday, 11/13, in the upstairs bar at Brennan's in the Central
West End. (Google Map
Link<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Brennan+st.+louis&sll=38.589826,-90.006261&sspn=0.011908,0.021887&g=207+North+Point+Rd,+Fairview+Heights,+IL+62208&ie=UTF8&ll=38.654985,-90.259209&spn=0.023795,0.060081&z=15&iwloc=A&iwd=1&cid=38644666,-90261133,9457755970461846008&dtab=0>)
The theme for this year's World Usability
Day is transportation, so we have a challenge: Reach Brennan's using
only public transportation! This is completely optional since, ahem,
the STL public transportation may not support your goal of arriving at
your destination quickly and easily. :)

But, if you choose to accept this mission we ask you to do a few things:

Take notes of costs, schedule,route, mode(s) and observations
Take pictures of anything noteworthy, a confusing sign or a disturbing
co-passenger.
Observe the complete experience - sights, sounds, smells (!),
cognitive load, etc.
If you have a twitter account, use the hash code #wud_stl so we can
track your tweets.

When you arrive at Brennan's be prepared to share with the group your
experience, and if you choose not to use public transportation please
share why you didn't. If you have any questions please contact either
Nathan Verrill <nathanverrill at gmail.com> or Brad Nunnally<bnunnally at gmail.com>
.

We'll have prizes for most convoluted route, worst experience, and
most modes of transport used. There will also be a special prize if
you arrive on a beast of burden.

Cheers & see you there!

--
Brad Ty Nunnally

Comments

12 Nov 2008 - 3:55pm
Anonymous

OK, I'll be there - so how will others know us? I guess I'll
recognize Nathan by his beast of burden but any other ideas? I'm
considering something mundane like IXDA gear or WUD stickers.

If you plan to attend identify yourself in some geeky IXDA way ok?

Lois

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