REMINDER: Philly ACM SIGCHI Meeting, 5/11, 6pm, The PHICHI Debate!

8 May 2006 - 3:11pm
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Kyle Pero
2005

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**

THIS IS A REMINDER THAT THE PHICHI DEBATE IS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!

What: PHICHI May Meeting - The PHICHI Debate

When: Thursday, May 11th
Refreshments & Networking: 6pm-6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where:
UPenn Campus
Houston Hall - Gaulkin Room, 223
3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Take any stairway to the 2nd floor and follow the signs.

Map of Houston Hall:
http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=102
Map of parking options:
http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=419

Registration Fee: FREE!

PHICHI Debate:
We have a very exciting event planned for the next PHICHI meeting. On May
11th, we will host the first ever PHICHI Debate. This event will consist of
three short debates on topics currently facing the industry of usability
(topics listed below). The debates will be moderated by Professor Mark
Hickman of West Chester University, Executive Chair of the National Forensic
Association (NFA is the national committee that runs collegiate debates). As
a meeting attendee, you will have an active role in this event by voting
before and after each debate. At the end, we will see if whether or not
listening to the arguments have changed the groups' views on the topic.

Please join us for this fun, interactive and insightful meeting! The topics
that will be debated are:

Topic 1: The observations and data gathered from remote user testing studies
are even better than in-person laboratory tests.
Arguing for: Kyle Pero, Usable Interface
(http://www.usableinterface.com)
Arguing against: Todd Warfel, MessageFirst (http://messagefirst.com)

Topic 2: The number of users who voluntarily adopt an interface is the most
important measure of its usability.
Arguing for: Jonathan Lupo, Empathy Lab (http://www.empathylab.com)
Arguing against: Rob Tannen, Electronic Ink
(http://www.electronicink.com)

Topic 3: Website username and password restrictions exceed the security
needs of the industry.
Arguing for: John Ferrara, Unisys (http://www.unisys.com)
Arguing against: Ben Adams, University of Pennsylvania
(http://www.upenn.edu)

NOTE: PHICHI meetings are ALWAYS open to anyone who is interested in
attending. Membership to the ACM is NOT required. Stay informed on PHICHI
meetings and events by joining the PHICHI Yahoo group at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/phillychi/

I hope to see you all there!

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Kyle Pero
Usable Interface - Usability and User Interface Design Consulting
http://www.usableinterface.com
Phone: 267-241-4786
Email: kylepero at usableinterface dot com

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