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Established in 2005, World Usability Day started a series of thematic events around the world meant to serve as a platform for specialists in human-computer interaction and UI/UX where they can exchange their knowledge, opinions, and cases. One of such events is the International WUD@ITMO Conference recently held for the seventh time at ITMO University. Read on to learn what topics the conference addressed, how inclusive interfaces are created, and what are the best design tools for UX professionals.
Elizaveta Afanasyeva, a participant of ITMO’s pre-accelerator talks about why her service is unique, it’s global mission, how in demand such services are and how it can develop further.
The annual WUD@ITMO was held for the sixth time by ITMO’s Center for Usability and Mixed Reality to celebrate World Usability Day.
The fifth WUD@ITMO 2019 international conference on user interface took place at ITMO. Here, the speakers, specialists in the field of UX/UI design, share knowledge, opinions, and effective solutions. Around 400 professionals attended this year’s event. Some of the topics were interface design for complex subject fields, the trials and tribulations of dealing with trends and cases from the participants’ personal experience. Read on to learn more.
It is for the fourth time that ITMO University hosts WUD@ITMO, a conference themed on the design and testing of user interfaces. This year, scientists from Tallinn University and representatives of leading design agencies gathered together to discuss the main challenges they encounter working in the field. How can we describe the design process and teach future specialists in an effective way? ITMO.NEWS passes on the key messages of the discussion.
How and why should we communicate with websites using our voice? What are screen-readers and how do they make websites more accessible? Are there any specifications and APIs for voice synthesis and recognition? These questions were answered by Alexey Okhrimenko, MALEVICH design pattern author, Angular Moscow tech meetups organizer, and content creator at the 5 Minutes of Angular podcast. His presentation took place as part of the Web Standard Days conference which was hosted by ITMO University last week. Previously held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, this event has gone global and now also takes place in Minsk, Riga, and Kiev.
On November 18, 2017 ITMO University hosted the third WUD@ITMO international conference, dedicated to design and testing of user interfaces. WUD@ITMO is timed to coincide with World Usability Day which was first celebrated in 2005. In November, a whole series of events dedicated to usability are conducted in different countries. Such events bring together specialists in the field of interface design and ergonomics, as well as students and lecturers. In 2015, on the initiative of ITMO’s Department of Engineering and Computer Graphics and Design and Multimedia Center, St. Petersburg hosted the First International Conference WUD@ITMO in collaboration with Tallinn University. This year, among the key speakers was professor Sergey Fedorovich Sergeev from St. Petersburg State University, member of the scientific Council of RAS on the methodology of artificial intelligence and member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In his talk, he expanded on the primary objectives of usability specialists and the future formats of humanity’s integration into a technogenic environment.
As of now, a beautiful interface is not enough to satisfy a present user. When information technologies became an integral part of our lives we became more and more critical to usability issues. The experts discussed these problems at WorldUsabilityDay@ITMO conference, which took place at ITMO last weekend.