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UsabilityNJ and ACM/IEEE-CS Princeton Chapter Joint Celebration of World
Usability Day 2006 "New Jersey Innovations Make Life Easy"
-Invited Speakers
-Table Exhibits
-Idea Market
November 14th, 2006
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sarnoff Corp, Rt. 1 and Rt. 571, Princeton, NJ.
Katherine Kish and Louis Wagman, Einstein's Alley Katherine Kish NJ Biz 2006
New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business Market Entry, Inc.
Louis P. Wagman
President & CEO, Castle Point Scientific LLC Co-Executive Director,
Einstein's Alley Overview of Einstein's Alley "Katherine Kish and Louis
Wagman will provide an overview of Einstein's Alley, a non-profit
organization forwarded by Congressman, Rush Holt. The goal of Einstein's
Alley is to create jobs and growth, encourage creativity and
entrepreneurship, and to make Central NJ the best place to live and to
build new businesses using science and innovation to create value."   
Edmond W. Esraelski, Ph.D., CHFP
Human Factors Manager
Abbott Laboratories
Application of Human Factors Engineering to Medical Product Design to
Enhance Patient Safety "Dr. Israelski will discuss how the user centered
design process is applied to the design of medical products and devices. In
particular, he covers what is unique in the design control process, such as
conducting formal risk analysis and maintaining an auditable design history
file. Because of the safety critical nature of medical products the design
control process for system development is regulated. 
The Institute of Medicine estimates almost 100,000 annual deaths in the US
due to medical errors, some of which can be attributed to poor human factors
in design. There are a number of standards that are recommended by
regulators to ensure the proper use of HFE in product design. Standards from
ANSI, AAMI, ISO and IEC are described. The presentation will cover how
Abbott incorporates HFE in its product development process and will show
several examples and case studies."
Todd Warfel
Partner, Design& Usability Specialist
"Communications technologies have changed rapidly but human needs have not.
It is still difficult to produce effective Human Computer Interaction
solutions without using techniques and tools from several disciplines. 
Todd will show us techniques his company has used to improve experiences in
the financial services industry. His company believes that great design
starts with a clear message and ends with measurable improvements for
clients. He will show how high-profile customers, rapid pace, metrics, and
accountability help lead to effective business solutions and improved
customer experiences."
Mark Altom
Technical Manager
Chief Technology Office, Avaya
Creating a Usability Architecture for the Communication Experience "Work is
no longer a 9 to 5 job. Advances in communication technology make it
possible to be reached anytime and anywhere. We work on remote teams that
require virtual meetings, where everyone is multitasking. We each need to
manage multiple contacts on multiple devices. It is easy to be overwhelmed
by too much information, too much email, a constant barrage of instant
messages, and too many voice messages to answer. We need a communication
experience where we can transition seamlessly among different applications
and devices. We also want to control our communication experience, so that
we are contacted when we want, by who we want, and by the device we want.
Mark Altom will discuss ongoing work at Avaya to create a usability
architecture to enable a satisfying and intuitive end-to-end communication
6:30-7:30PM  Table Exhibits; Idea Market; networking; food; drinks
7:30-8:35PM  Speaker Session 8:35-8:40PM  Raffle of six books
"Institutionalization of Usability" donated by Human Factors International
8:40-9:20PM  Speaker Session (continued) and Q&As 9:20-9:30PM  Socializing
and further discussions
Human Factors International
Logical Design Solutions
Usability That Works
Christopher J. Mackie, Program in Research in Information Technology, Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation
Share this event information with your colleagues. Join us for the World
Usability Day 2006 celebration in New Jersey!
Best Regards,
NJ World Usability Day Event Committee
Alice Preston
April McGee
Arvind Ramakrishnan
Cindy Lu
Chris Koster
Dick Herring
Jay Messina
Mary Smith
Yihsiu Chen
Whitney Quesenbery
Cindy Lu, Ph.D., CHFP
HFE Consulting, LLC
"Designing for a Better User Experience"
(732) 246-6883
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