The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) through the Department of Information Technology (DGI), celebrated –for fourth consecutive year– the World Usability Day on November 21st, 2014. For this time, the event was broadcasted with live video streaming service.
As every year –in November and in several countries– organizations and academic institutions carry out activities to celebrate the World Usability Day. This year, UANL invited four well-known lecturers who explained interesting topics.
The online registration system was opened on November 20th, and it reached more than 200 registrations on November 21st on http://usabilidad.uanl.mx
The Universidad Autonoma de la Mixteca (UAM), the Universidad del Mar (UMAR) in Oaxaca, ITESM, Campus Monterrey; the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Distrito Federal, the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, and other universities as well as students from several schools of UANL, and personnel of different enterprises –which are focused on consultancy and UX design– were some institutions that were registered for the event.
There were users from United States of America, Ecuador, Spain, Venezuela, Guatemala, and Colombia. They followed the broadcast.
The event started with Lic. Dagoberto Salas’ welcome speech. He thanked –representing Ing. Alberto Zambrano Elizondo, UANL Department of Information Technology Director; and Ing. Joaquin Huante Hernandez, Academic Systems Deputy Director– four lecturers, and audience who was following the event punctually.
Nir Eyal, from United States of America, started talking about Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. This lecture was explained in English.
After that, Rocio Garcia Ramos, from Barcelona, Spain, talked about Design Thinking: Innovacion pensada desde el usuario.
Then, Zaira Amanda Garcia, from Distrito Federal, Mexico, talked about Diseño emocional/sensorial: uso de tecnicas psicologicas para UX y UI.
Finally, Leonel Morales Diaz, from Guatemala, talked about Engaging the Crowd: New Challenges in Usability.
When lecturers finished their lectures, they invited audience to ask questions, so participants had a better interaction by showing that distant means nothing to technology. For this reason, the event was successful between university community and general public.
There was a raffle of five eBooks provided by Rosenfeld Media; it was during the intermission of every lecture.
The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon headed by Dr. Jesus Ancer Rodriguez, through the Department of Information Technology headed by Ing. Alberto Zambrano Elizondo, organized this notable event one more year. This event is known in Latin America as a main official event in Mexico thanks to UANL.
Thanks to those who follow this event online. Thanks to lecturers, and organizers who made a big effort for carrying out the event.
By Jose Guadalupe Ramirez Orozco