World Usability Day 2017

  • 09 Nov 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • SAS
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Join us for the 2017 Triangle UXPA World Usability Day celebration on November 9 at 6 pm at SAS for networking, dinner and a talk by Jay Dawkins from PublicInput

The theme for 2017 is “Inclusion through User Experience (UX)." The world is changing and the climate of a well-balanced and open society is not as prevalent as many of us would like. Technology is developing alongside new political changes. This year, 2017, is a pivotal moment in history and we can help shape the course of events by the work we do. 

Well-designed user experiences allow for the uniqueness of people’s different strengths and beliefs to co-exist in a place of similarity and common ground. Tools and technologies that embrace similarities to tap into the potential of all people creates conditions that promote people to be their best selves, to cultivate and nurture people will produce better outcomes in all we do. 

Poorly designed systems create an atmosphere of confusion as people try to figure out how to perform simple tasks that have not been designed with the user in mind. In the worst cases, poorly designed technology can produce information and results that is not accurate, further adding to the notion of systems being rigged and information being portrayed as false.

Evening Agenda

  • 6:00-6:30pm - Networking
  • 6:30-7:30pm - Dinner in SAS's "Skylight Cafe"
  • 7:30-8:05pm - Presentation by Jay Dawkins
  • 8:05-8:30pm - Q&A

About Jay Dawkins, Public Input

Jay Dawkins is the founder of, an online public outreach platform. works with 15 US cities including Raleigh, Miami, and Austin to better engage residents in the public process.

With a background in civil engineering and local government, Jay has focused on building tools that improve processes in government agencies while bringing a better user experience to residents. aims to scale its technology to elevate the role of residents in shaping humanity's greatest invention - the city.

Jay is a former transportation engineer and NC State student body president. Today he lives in downtown Raleigh with his fiancé Sarah and orange cat, Zeus.


SAS Training Room
Building F, Room 101
200 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513
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Parking is available behind the building. There is a walkway from the parking lot behind the building to the Training Room (in the front of the building). Parking is also available in adjacent lots.

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