Here’s the press release for the Manila event leg for the World Usability Day: User Friendly: The Seminar Series:
Manila, Philippines – November, 6, 2006 – Usabilty professionals, web & software developers and students will come together on World Usability Day in November 14, 2006 in a seminar called the User Friendly: The Seminar Series, announced Regnard Kreisler Raquedan, Adobe User Group – Philippines User Group Manager.
The World Usability Day is a world-wide event happening in 115 locations is 35 counties that focuses on usability or ease of use of tools such as software and gadgets.
The seminar series will happen on different locations in Metro Manila. The main seminar will be held at the Mob at the fourth floor of Market! Market! and will run from 12 noon to 6 in the evening. Satellite seminars will be held in De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Assumption College and University of Santo Tomas.
Topics that will be covered in the seminar are Software Usability, Mobile Usability, Ergonomics of Today’s Gadgets, Web2.0 and Usability, Usability Engineering, Web Usability, Introduction to Usability, Blogging & Usability and Creativity & Usability.
The list of speakers in the event is a roster of accomplished professionals and academics. Speaking at the seminar series are Greg Moreno of Gaboogle Software, April Cabello, CUA, of Globe, Dr. Aura Matias of the University of the Philippines, Hans Koch and Luis Buenaventura of Syndeo Media, Dr. Lloyd Espiritu of De La Salle University, Alvin Tan of Exponencia, Rey Mendoza of the University of Santo Tomas and Liza Flores of Ang Ilusatrador ng Kabataan.
“This is a great way to get the community involved and have an appreciation for making things easy,” said Raquedan. “We are building on the success we had when we were part of the pioneer events of first World Usability Day last year.”
“I am also very pleased with the support of school organizations for the World Usability Day. Groups like MooMedia of DLSU, ACM-UP Diliman Chapter, Rotaract Blue Eagles and the Computer Society of Assumption are examples of school-based organization extending out of the university and taking part in a global initiative,” Raquedan added.
One of the highlights of the seminar event is the raffle of a licensed Adobe Studio 8, worth US$ 999. The winner will be drawn from the attendees of the main seminar in Market! Market!
User Friendly: The Seminar Series is organized by the Adobe User Group – Philippines in partnership with Digital Media Exchange. For more information, contact Regnard Kreisler Raquedan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website at http://www.augphil.org/wud2006. Interested parties may pre-register online at http://userfriendly.eventbrite.com.