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Webcast: Best Practices for Creating "People-Ready" Solutions

World Usability Day 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PST)

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This was the webcast registration for the event taking place at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.  This document full instructions (.doc) covered the download instructions for remotely accessing the live webcast.  This is not required to view the webcast now, after the fact. 

The webcasts are now available for you to view --see the links in the materials below.  You will need to enter a "user name" but you will not need a "recording key".  Note that, depending on the security settings of your browser, you may be prompted to temporarily allow pop-ups.

Note that you will have a choice between 2 formats:  1) The high-fidelity presentation includes video of the speakers as well as screen capture of their slides.  2) There is also a "replay" alternative which contains the screen capture and audio only.  

You can select to View or to Download either of these.   Which alternative will work best for you depends on the speed of your connection and whether you want to download and view or view over the internet.  (I myself typically choose to download the High-Fidelity Presentations.  After the file downloads, right click on it to select to "Extract" the contents.  After the compressed file is extracted / unzipped, click on the START.HTML file to start the Live Meeting playback.) 


Do you play a part in creating tools and technology for other people to use?  

Hear from key professionals at Microsoft, sharing techniques that have worked best in bringing to fruition our “People-Ready” mission, and how you, we and others across the software industry together affect the users’ experience.  

 Event details

9:30-10:15AM Dennis Wixon (Research Manager, MS Games) and August de los Reyes (Sr. UX Designer)

Making Emotions Work for You:  Revolutionizing the theory and practice of Emotional Design.


Donna Flynn (Research Manager, MS Mobile and Embedded Devices)Impactful Ethnography:  Integrating deep insights across company divisions.



Monty Hammontree (UX Director, MS Developer Division)Data Modeling and Conceptual Sketching in the Development Process.



Everett McKay (Sr. Program Manager, MS Windows)New interaction guidelines for Windows applications-the Windows Vista User Experience Guidelines.



Cynthia Shelly (Sr. Program Manager, MS Windows), Annuska Perkins (Sr. Accessibility Strategist, MS Windows), and Tira Cohene (User Researcher, MS Windows)Creating usable interfaces for people with disabilities (including us all as we age and lose visual and aural acuity and dexterity!)


 3:00-3:45PM  Andrew Kirby (Director, National Health Service Common UI Project, UK), Mike Gordon (Program Manager, Health Solutions Group)

Learnings from the Healthcare Industry:  Trends, challenges and directions for best principles across this frontier. 



Arnie Lund (UX Director, MS IT) and Mary Czerwinski (Research Area Manager, MS Research)Beyond functionality:  What we know about human attention and retention capabilities--some ways we can design better for what we know stresses these human limitations.


To contact the organizers:

Candace Soderston and Lada Gorlenko
Phone: 425-707-1217; 421-6136   

Have questions about Webcast: Best Practices for Creating "People-Ready" Solutions? Contact World Usability Day 2007

When & Where

Event in Redmond, WA
Register here to attend remotely from your desk via
Office Live Meeting (broadcast via the web)
, WA

Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PST)

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World Usability Day 2007

"Making Life Easy!" World Usability Day was founded to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. World Usability Day was founded in 2005 as an initiative of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA).

To find out more: - Goto the World Usability Day website
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