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October 2003 Usability SIG event

Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines

Event Summary
Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2003
Time: 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Conversation and light food
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation
Please arrive early to allow time for the light buffet and networking.
Location: Directions are provided below.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center
Conference Room 1
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA   22203
Cost: Fees are listed below.
RSVP: Complete the online reservation form.
Reservations and payments must be made by 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 October.

Speakesr' Handouts and Presentations

Don't forget your business cards for networking!

About the Program

Research-based web design and usability guidelines:

  • How important are they?
  • Who decided they are important?
  • Are they real or just opinion?
  • Is there evidence to show they work?
  • How strong is the evidence?

Each attendee will receive a 200 page handbook containing 183 guidelines grouped into 17 chapters addressing specific design issues. Each guideline has both a relative importance and strength of evidence rating. The background and application of each guideline is explained along with a screen shot showing its application.

This handbook has just been printed and is only just now becoming available to the public. Be one of the first to get it.

About the Speakers

Sanjay J. Koyani is the project manager for the Guidelines Project and heads the Web Design and Usability Section for the National Cancer Institute's Communication Technologies Branch — the people in charge of, the first usability portal in the Federal government. A particular focus for Sanjay is research on the most effective approaches for designing Web sites for different audiences.

Dr. Robert W. Bailey conceived the Guidelines Project and has been the lead consultant guiding its development from its inception. With a Ph.D. degree in human performance psychology, Dr. Bailey has over 35 years of experience in the issues related to usability, user experience, human factors, and user interface design. Since 1982 he has been president of Computer Psychology, Inc.


Please arrive early to allow time for the light buffet and networking.

  • 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Check-in, networking, and light buffet
  • 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation — The program will start promptly


Light buffet of sandwiches with meat and vegetarian fillings, chips, and cookies.

Because of catering limitations we are unfortunately unable to provide food to walk-in attendees.


$15 for STC members, paid by October 24 deadline
$20 for non-STC-members, paid by October 24 deadline
$25 all payments at the door — entrance is not guaranteed

Free admission to limited number of volunteers with advance arrangement. Priority given to STC members. Contact the Usability SIG Manager.


Advance registration with payment is strongly encouraged. Space limitations may prevent admission of unregistered/unpaid individuals.

To register, complete the online reservation form.

Registration and cancellation deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, 24 October 2003. Payments by check must be received by this date.

  • Entrance not guaranteed until receipt of advance payment.
  • Registration will be closed at occupancy limit. Register early. When capacity is reached, notification will be at the top of this page. Wait list will be available at that time.
  • Full refund if canceled before deadline. To cancel, contact the Usability SIG Manager.
  • No refunds after deadline or for late arrivals/no shows.

Note: Your registration will be canceled if seating capacity is reached and your payment has not been received. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Use PayPal or allow ample time for mail delivery.

For more information on this event or to join the STCWDC Usability SIG email list, contact the Usability SIG Manager.


photo of the NRECA conference center

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA  22203
Phone: 703-907-5939

Map and directions to National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Conference Center in Arlington, VA.

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