World Usability Day comes to Edinburgh

28th September 2010
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Can school children create better communication products?

World Usability Day, dedicated to raising awareness about making our world work better, will this year focus on ‘Communications’. Events will run across the globe on the 11th November 2010 to raise awareness about making our life easier and more user friendly.

Bunnyfoot, who are specialists in helping to develop easy to use products and websites are partnering with local Edinburgh charity ‘The Craigmillar Arts and Environments Project’ to task two schools on a design challenge that will teach the pupils about creating products with people and ease of use in mind.

Niddrie Mill and Royal Mile Primary schools will participate with two teams of primary 7 pupils. The pupils will be asked to create a product or process that helps or improves communication within their school. The teams will be supported throughout and even shown how to test their ideas with end users in Bunnyfoot’s research facilities, before submitting their final product in early November.

The teams will present their products on World Usability Day to a panel of industry professionals.

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NEW: Read our blog on how the children did when they came in for their first testing session.

About Craigmillar Arts & Environment Project

The Craigmillar Arts and Environment Project works in the Craigmillar and Portobello areas partnering local schools and social projects to raise awareness of environmental issues and to produce community art. They enhance the local area with murals, sculpture and community gardening as well as working with animation to address issues of personal safety and substance abuse. This year the final collection of films were screened during the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

For further information contact:

Mark Carr on 0775 7291 457 Email: greenartcca@googlemail.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/CMartsandenvironment
http://www.myspace.com/artsandenvironment

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