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World Usability Day Promoting usability concepts and techniques worldwide

World Usability Day Philadelphia

UPA Delaware Valley

Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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THEME: Healthcare 


WHEN: November 8, 2007, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM



Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall

University of Pennsylvania

200 S 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104 http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=140 

COST: FREE! World Usability Day is free and open to everyone. 

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Door Prizes:
Door prizes include an iPod Touch, Noise-canceling headphones, and Amazon.com gift certificates (valued at $100 each).
*Please bring your business cards. These will be used for the prize drawings.

Food & Refreshments:
Pita sandwiches will be provided from Pita Pit. Snacks and drinks will also be available.


Presenters from Electronic Ink include Paul Nuschke, Human Factors Analyst, and Liza Potts, Director of Human Factors. Dean Karavite, Manager of Periop Information Systems and Decision Support with Temple University Hospital, will also be presenting.


Electronic Ink 

Picis, a leading high-acuity care (ER, ICU, operating rooms) solution provider, hired Electronic Ink to improve the user interface of its emergency department software, which is used in more than 1,000 critical-care environments worldwide. Electronic Ink will present the "before" state of the interface and discuss challenges, detail their approach to redesigning the interface, and show the dramatically revised final product.  

Paul Nuschke, Human Factors Analyst

Paul Nuschke, a Human Factors Analyst for Electronic Ink, is responsible for user research and evaluation of products with a focus on usability. Paul's recent projects include a mobile device "out-of-the-box" usability study for Research in Motion (RIM), requirements analysis and persona development for AIG Claims, and a design and usability assessment and usability testing for Commerce Bank in St. Louis. Paul is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where he earned a Master of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering with a focus on Human Factors and HCI.

Liza Potts, Director of Human Factors

As Director of Human Factors at Electronic Ink, Liza Potts heads up a team of cognitive psychologists, anthropologists, quantitative analysts, and user experience architects dedicated to bringing the understanding of target audiences to new levels. With more than 13 years of experience in the development of software and browser-based applications, Liza has built her career as a leader, user experience architect, usability engineer, and project manager for both nimble start-ups and world-renowned powerhouses such as Microsoft. Liza has led teams of human factors scientists, designers, developers, translators, and writers both onsite and abroad; authored corporate guidelines for user interfaces, accessibility, and information design; architected the user experience for numerous software and web applications and conducted the first ever 508 accessibility reviews for Windows Server.

Temple University Hospital 

Dean Karavite will discuss the unique challenges of improving the accessibility of the vast collection of hospital data and the critical role of usability in addressing pressing issues facing hospitals. He will present an overview of how information systems are used to manage every aspect of the operating room - one of most challenging and complex departments in any hospital. Through his experiences, he will show how usability methodologies can help solve a wide range of issues within the hospital environment. 

Dean Karavite, Manager of Periop Information Systems and Decision Support

Dean Karavite is Manager or Periop Information Systems and Decision Support at Temple University Hospital. He also has a masters degree in HCI. With seven years experience working with hospital information systems and four years working as a usability specialist for IBM, Dean has developed a unique perspective on the design and functionality of hospital information systems. 



Platinum Sponsors

Avenue A Razorfish   Bressler Group

Digitas Health

Electronic Ink   G2 Interactive   GSI Commerce


Gold Sponsor


HR Sign-Up List
For those interested in employment opportunities with our sponsors, a sign-up list will be provided.



To volunteer or learn more about becoming a sponsor, please contact us at upadelawarevalley@gmail.com. 



World Usability Day (http://www.worldusabilityday.org/ ) was founded to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. Last year, 40,000 people in 35 countries in 175 cities around the world participated in World Usability Day. The second World Usability Day event in Philadelphia at GSI Commerce drew over 100 people to hear talks by Hal Rosenbluth of Take Care Health Systems, James E. Mitchell of Drexel University, and Stephen B. Wilcox of Design Science on “User Experience Beyond The Web”. 

The focus for World Usability Day 2007, to be held November 8, 2007, is healthcare. Whether it's new medical devices or technologies; drug research, approval, or delivery; patient forms or medical record sharing; emergency disaster planning; increasing the functionality of hospitals; or everyday healthcare delivery, EVERYONE is affected by usability in healthcare. 


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When & Where

Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall, University of Pennsylvania
200 S 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389

Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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UPA Delaware Valley

UPA Delaware Valley chapter is a local Philadelphia chapter of the UPA (Usability Professionals Association). It is dedicated to promoting usability concepts and techniques. Join the UPA Delaware Valley discussion group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/upapa/ (UPA membership is NOT required.)
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