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Usability SIG Thursday, 16 May 2002

Topic: "Getting a handle on all the issues in e-government sites" a presentation cosponsored by User Experience Professionals Association DC Chapter (UXPADC) and the STC Washington, DC Chapter (STC WDC)

About the Event

Are you overwhelmed with how many things you need to think about in developing a government web site? Putting together usable e-government brings up a myriad of issues.

Caroline Jarrett has a model that helps in her work with UK government and non-profit web sites. The model is called PRISM. It's an attempt to classify the issues so they can be tackled independently while still being acknowledged as related.

It works in the UK. Will it work here? Come to this session where Caroline wants to ask us in DC whether the issues she faces in the UK are the same over here (they probably are) and whether this model could then be helpful to us as well.

This will be an interactive presentation where you get a chance not only to hear Caroline explain the model but to share your views on the issues and on PRISM as a possible help in your work.

Don't forget your business cards for networking and books for the book drive!

About the Speaker

Caroline Jarrett is a usability consultant from the UK who specializes in forms: evaluating paper forms, design of paper and on-line forms, and effective implementation of business processes that include forms.

Because she works mostly with large government and non-profit organizations that are trying to establish new usability groups, she has also become fascinated by the challenges presented by helping large organizations adopt user-centered design techniques. She is the author of the 'Evaluation in Practice' and 'Usability in Organizations' units in the new Open University course "User Interface Design and Development."

About UPA DC Metro

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6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Registration, networking, and food
7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Program


Light meal of sandwiches with meat and vegetarian fillings, chips, and dessert.


$10 for UPA DC Metro and STC members with advance reservations
$15 for others with advance reservations
$20 for all walk-ins


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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Meeting Room A
4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 240-777-8200

Note: Blue and white signs near the building are marked "B-CC Center"; the building is across Old Georgetown Road from Safeway and La Madeleine.

Map and directions to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (B-CC Center) in Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD.

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