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Usability University
Seminar Series - Fall 2004 (Free)

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Usabilty University is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services and the General Services Administration.

Questions? Email: usabilityuniversity@gsa.gov
or call Jerry Varner at 202-219-2370

Seminar: Goal-Oriented Planning and Testing
Presenter: Basil White - Information Architect, Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Place: GSA (Central Office), 1800 F Street, NW, Room B-203 Washington, DC - Directions
  • Develop business cases into IT plans.
  • Translate IT documentation for multiple audiences.
  • Learn how to translate plans into different media.
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Seminar: E-Government: What Americans Want
Presenter: Lee Rainie - Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m
Place: National Science Foundation (NSF), 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II Building, Room II-555, Arlington, VA - Directions
  • Review the results of Pew's latest research study on e-Government.
  • Learn how Americans use the Internet to interact with government.
  • Learn what channels Americans prefer to use when dealing with government.
  • Learn what expectations Americans have when they use government Web sites.
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Seminar: Determining the Optimal Number of Usability Test Participants
Presenter: Bob Bailey - President, Computer Psychology, Inc.
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2004
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Place: GSA (Central Office), 1800 F Street NW, Room 7001, Washington, DC - Directions
  • Learn the history related to selecting the number of participants for usability testing.
  • Learn the major formulas that have been proposed for determining the number of required subjects, i.e., be able to calculate the number of "required participants" using the cumulative binomial or Poisson formulas.
  • Learn to understand the basics of "statistical power," including the specifying of (a) an alpha value, (b) a power value, (c) an effect size and (d) population standard deviation.
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Seminar: Developing Statements of Work for Usability Engineering Services
Presenter: Janice Nall - Manager, Usability Solutions Group, General Services Administration
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Place: GSA (Central Office), 1800 F Street NW, Room 7001 Washington, DC - Directions
  • Learn how to write a statement of work for usability services.
  • Develop deliverables for usability statements of work.
  • Review sample statements of work for usability contracts.
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Previous Seminars

What's New area includes New usability Lessons Learned, More Tech companies see the value and profitability of usability, New W3C guidelines.

Moving Forms to the Web - Thursday-Friday, October 14-15, 2004

Goal Oriented Planning and Testing October 21, 2004

New Research-Based Guidelines Sorting Tool: Sort Guidelines by Importance, Strength of Evidence, and Other Options

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