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World Usability Day 2023: Theme, History

World Usability Day (WUD) or Make Things Easier Day is celebrated on on the second Thursday of November and this year it will fall on November 9. The day aims to promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centred design, universal usability, and every user’s responsibility to ask for things that work better.

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World Usability Day 2023: History and Theme

200614 November 2006Accessibility and “Making life easy”
20078 November 2007Healthcare
2009Designing for a Sustainable World
2010Designs, products and services that improve and facilitate communication
2011Education: Designing for Social Change
2012Usability of Financial Systems
201314 November 2013Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems
201413 November 2014Engagement
201512 November 2015Innovation
201610 November 2016Sustainability
20179 November 2017Inclusion
20188 November 2018Design for Good or Evil
201914 November 2019Design for the Future We Want
202012 November 2020Human–Centered AI
202111 November 2021Trust, Ethics and Integrity
202211 November 2022Health
2023November 9, 2024
2024November 14, 2024
2025November 13, 2024

World Usability Day 2023: Quotes

1. “The next big thing is the one that makes the last big thing usable.” – Blake Ross

2. “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus

3. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

4. “Usability testing is the killing field of cherished notions.” – David Orr

5. “Usability is not only about ease of use but also about bringing something meaningful, having an objective in common with the user.” – Marcus Osterberg

6. “Usability rules the Web. Simply stated, if the customer can’t find a product, then he or she will not buy it.” –  Jakob Nielsen

7.  “Usability is about people and how they understand and use things, not about technology.” – Steve Krug

8. “Good design means never having to say ‘Click Here’.” – Shawn Leslie

9.  “Usability is critical for any application, but for mass-market software, usability spells success or failure more clearly than any other feature.” – Jerrold Grochow

10. “The usability tests we have conducted during the last year have shown an increasing reluctance among users to accept innovations in Web design. The prevailing attitude is to request designs that are similar to everything else people see on the Web.”- Jakob Nielsen

11. “Usability really just means making sure that something works well: that a person of average (or even below average) ability and experience can use the thing – whether it’s a website, remote control, or revolving door – for its intended purpose without getting hopelessly frustrated.”  – Steve Krug

12. “To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.” – Milton Glaser

13. “Behavioral design is all about feeling in control. Includes: usability, understanding, but also the feel.” – Donald A. Norman

14.  “Usability does not equate to a specific number of clicks, taps, swipes, pinches, flicks.” – John Morkes

15. “Usability answers the question, “Can the user accomplish their goal?” – Dr. Joyce Lee


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