November 14 is World Usability Day

World Usability Day logoWorld Usability Day (WUD) , also known as Make Things Easier Day, is held annually on the second Thursday of November.

WUD is the annual global event for exploring and promoting how responsible technology design improves the human condition. From the World Usability Day Charter:

Technology should enhance our lives, not add to our stress or cause danger through poor design or poor quality. It is our duty to ensure that this technology is effective, efficient, satisfying and reliable, and that it is usable by all people. This is particularly important for people with disabilities, because technology can enhance their lives, letting them fully participate in work, social and civic experiences.

WUD’s theme for 2019 is Designing for the Future We Want.