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USID2009 Conference Theme
Design for All:
Usability, Accessibility & Creativity
New technologies of the Information Age making products and services evolve very quickly but the human diversity in age, culture and abilities making it difficult for all the consumers to take advantage of new possibilities of technologies.  The human diversity in age, culture and abilities poses challenges for all planners, designers, technologist and entrepreneurs, to focus their attention to the design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality.
USID2009 is an attempt to discuss and share how Usability, Accessibility and Creativity can help achieving the concept of “Design for All”.
Keynote Speakers
Dr. Carrie Gates
Jennifer Kilian    
Dr. Carrie Gates
Vice President and Research Staff Member, CA Labs, CA Inc.

Jennifer Kilian
Creative Director,
Frog D

Conference Speakers
Dr. Frederick Weber Bill Thies Sidhar Marri Natalie Buda Smith
Dr. Frederick Weber
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
Columbia University Earth Institute
Bill Thies
Researcher at Microsoft Research India
Sridhar Marri
Vice President and Head - Communication Design Group, Infosys Technologies
Natalie Buda Smith
User Experience Consultant
Ashish Gupta Jason Huang Dr. Arun Mehta Dr. Murli Nagasundaram
Ashish Gupta
Managing Director, Helion
Jason Huang
Co-founder & President, UPA China & Founding Principle, TANG User Experience Consulting, China
Dr. Arun Mehta
Professor and Chairmanof CE Department, JMIT
Dr. Murli Nagasundaram
Chief Everything Officer, d’zynovation
Conference Events
Celebrating Abilities
Celebrating Abilities
Forum Nokia - USID Design Challenge 2009
Forum Nokia - USID Design Challenge 2009
Microsoft - USID Academic Showcase
Microsoft - USID Academic Showcase - Speed Round
USID2009 Launch Pods
USID Launch Pod
USID2009 Call for Papers
USID Call for Papers
Latest Update:
USID Call for Papers 2010
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