Activities of the Usability and User Experience Community
Back in the summer of 1996, the then-SIG membership was asked to reply to a survey on what we wanted from a our web site. Tops on most lists were access to information - bibliographies, reviews, best practices and other resources. But many of the other replies could be summed up as "expert advice." Suggestions like case studies, question and answer forums, and how-to articles all spoke to a desire to know how usability experts have solved specific problems. It is tempting to sit back and wait for an expert to tell us what to do, but the premise of a special interest group is that ... the expert might be you.
- Have you solved a difficult problem in your work?
- Won a small victory you want to celebrate?
- Faced a problem with no good answer?
The Community is a forum to share your experiences, so others can learn from you as you learn from them.
- Join the Usability e-List (listserv). It is only as active as we make it - so dive right in!
- Write an article for Usability Interface, our quarterly (and award-winning) newsletter.
- Lead or participate in a session for the Annual Conference.
- Organize and lead a local meeting of the Usability Community
- Or take on a volunteer role. Many hands make light work in a volunteer organization. Some opportunities require little time, but will enhance Community activities for all.