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Keep it plain on World Usability Day

Posted on: 11/11/2010

Today is World Usability Day and this year’s theme is communication. In the spirit of that, let’s all think, talk, write, blog, tweet, post in Plain Language.

Using clear communications is a key component of communications strategy. It can help your business stand out from – above – the rest. Plain Language is proven to help reduce situations – repeated errors, questions or production – that can be costly. Plain Language in Plain English, part of the Wizardry Series, gives examples of this.

Organisations are celebration WUD all over the world with events – virtual and live. User Vision, whose website holds this quote:

‘The cost of a complete site overhaul is roughly thirty times that of incorporating usability testing early on.’ Forrester Research Group, Why most web sites fail, 2006.

, are holding a session on usability in modern-day communications.

In Oslo, Norway, The Norwegian Design Council is hosting an online event exploring usability in web design showing the film Innovation for All.

There’s something for everyone – all around the globe from New York to  South Africa to Tokyo. What will you be doing? Post your feedback, link or ideas in Comment.

Twitter.com/wud_2010

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