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Welcome to Usability News


Usability News is the longest established website for academics, practitioners and organisations working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, UX and UCD. The site is run by a team of volunteers and is part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT's Interaction Group.
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Founded in 1984, Interaction is the longest-established and largest national group in Europe devoted to Human-Computer Interaction. A specialist group of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Interaction publishes Interfaces, the award-winning quarterly magazine for members and the high-ranking international academic journal Interacting with Computers. The group also organises a prestigious annual international conference (HCI 2012 is hosted by University of Birmingham in July) as well as regular workshops and events.


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RSS - Usability News: Latest Articles
  • Head of UX from Britain’s largest energy firm to share insider tips on how to keep customers happy in the digital age.
  • The national awards recognising excellence in customer centred design, the UXUK Awards, has officially introduced VR as an award category. Reflecting Gartner's forecast that head-mounted displays will grow by a factor of 10 in 2016.
  • Edinburgh based usability, UX and accessibility services company, User Vision, win three awards at the Gulf Customer Experience Awards.
  • Digital accessibility is higher and further education.
  • The latest issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI has been released.
  • We wanted to find out how the Homeware & DIY industry is serving its customers and if the industry is keeping up with the challenges of e-commerce.
  • Interview with Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo, CMO at Africa Internet Accelerator - talking about the main challenges for ecommerce businesses in Africa| emerging trends, the role of UX and more.
  • Our free whitepaper on the financial sector and mobile, with a particular focus on the British banking industry, which has started to invest heavily in the mobile payments.
  • eBay's latest report on omnichannel retailing identifies the behaviours and attitudes of the omnichannel consumer and gives various suggestions for retailers to keep up with the omnichannel consumer.
  • There was a huge gap in the market for an online poundshop but in the space of a week 3 discount retailers have gone digital: Hereforapound.com, PoundPanda and Poundshop.com.