World Usability Day 2022:
Every year on the second Thursday of November, the world observes World Usability Day. The date is also mentioned on the UN calendar. World Usability Day, which will fall on November 10 this year, is also known as ‘Make Things Easier’ day. “Usability” is a quality that evaluates how efficiently and effectively a person can use a product, as well as how satisfied he or she is with the process.
The day aims to bring together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups to work towards a common goal– making essential services and products easier to access and use. The purpose of the day is to both celebrate and educate. Celebrating the creation of usable products and educating the public about how usability affects our daily lives. Its purpose is to improve the way our world works.
World Usability Day 2022: Theme
The theme of World Usability Day 2022 is “Our Health”. The theme for this year is to evaluate systems that provide healthcare in all of its various forms, such as virtual/telehealth, electronic health records, healthcare products, and all digital health-related solutions. This theme will assist us in exploring timely and critical issues such as continuity of care, access to treatment, telemedicine, mental health systems, exercise, nutrition, and many others.
History of World Usability Day:
The fundamental ideas of user experience can be found as far back as Ancient Greece. There is evidence that Greek civilisations began utilising ergonomic principles in the construction of their tools and workplaces in the fifth century B.C. Another significant figure in the history of user experience design is Henry Dreyfuss, an American industrial engineer who wrote “Designing for People”, which essentially encapsulates user experience design.
In November 2005, the User Experience Professional Association founded World Usability Day. The association, which was founded in 1991 with 50 members, has expanded to serve a community of nearly 2,400 professionals worldwide by promoting user experience (UX) concepts and techniques through annual international conferences in 30 countries.