Usability Design: The Art and Practice of Making it Usable

DATE:   Thursday, May 16, 2019
FROM:  7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Matthew Conti, pioneer in Human-Centered Design, User Experience, and Usability. Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object such as a tool or device. Mr. Conti will be discussing the concept of Usability, going beyond technical applications and reaching into day-to-day things that comprise our daily experiences.

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center to learn more about Usability Design and its applications.

Matthew Conti BIO
Matthew Conti is a multi-award and honors academic, artist, and consultant with a robust track-record in government ranging from aeronautical design, international development, to education, commerce and many more.  While not being afraid to reframe the context in which he works to expand his perspective, he cares deeply about making things usable and integral to human experiences.  The primary driving force of his daily commitment is to provide meaning and context to human interactions.

Before he rejoined government in 2015 his works-of-art reached over 90 countries and they are known for interactive concept design, interactive illustration and others.  Before initially leaving the government in 2011 he worked and delivered Enterprise Roadmaps for the FAA and USAID.  He is a known pioneer and believes in making things better.

He has presented in the past on Human-Centered Design and User Experience, and now Usability.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

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