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Happy World Usability Day, everyone! May all your design projects have the best usability! :-)

This year’s theme is “Designing a Sustainable World.” As the world is celebrating today, here are the events from Canada. I’ll be going to the Toronto chapter event and hope to see you there.

    • Ottawa World Usability Day, Ottawa,17:30 Canada/Eastern (Thursday 12th of November 2009 05:30:00 PM)

      CapCHI, Akendi and Macadamian Usability present an Ottawa World Usability event featuring local experts in the area of designing for a sustainable world. Keynote presentation by David Berman. Snacks and drinks will be provided. A trip to a local pub will follow the event.

    • Design@IBM: Usability Challenges of Building Smarter Cities, Toronto, 12:00 Etc/GMT-5 (Thursday 12th of November 2009 12:00:00 PM)

      Join us for a webcast, hosted by Karel Vredenburg (IBM User Experience Design Program Director), in celebration of World Usability Day's theme of "Designing for Sustainability".  John C. Thomas (IBM Research Scientist) will present "The Usability Challenges of Building Smarter Cities". 

    • Sunup to Sundown Design Slam, Vancouver, 08:00 US/Pacific (Thursday 12th of November 2009 11:00:00 AM) Sunup to sundown design slam where a group of Vancouver UX professionals will team up with an urban community garden to help them do more of the good work they do.

    • World Usability Day in Kelowna - Website Usability 101, Kelowna, BC, 11:00 Canada/Pacific (Thursday 12th of November 2009 02:00:00 PM)

      Is your website realizing its potential? How do you know? Enquiro is hosting a website usability clinic for local Kelowna businesses.

    • Halifax Ergonomics Interest Group WUD Meeting, Halifax, NS, 17:00 Canada/Atlantic (Thursday 12th of November 2009 04:00:00 PM)

      The Halifax Ergonomics Interest Group - special WUD meeting. Presentations, from ~5:10 pm - 6:10 pm to be followed by a networking / social session will follow with drinks and snack provided.

    • Free Expert Reviews of Customer Experience!, Ottawa, 09:00 Canada/Eastern (Thursday 12th of November 2009 09:00:00 AM)

      Neo Insight offer FREE, confidential 1-hour expert Customer Experience reviews on World Usability Day - Nov 12th

    • Usable Climate Science , Toronto, 19:00 US/Eastern (Thursday 12th of November 2009 07:00:00 PM)

      Presentation by Steve Easterbrook. How do we make climate science usable? Unless we do this, journalists, politicians and the public will be unable to judge whether proposed policy solutions are viable, and unable to distinguish sound science from misinformation. I will illustrate the talk with some suggestions of how we might meet this goal.

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