[Dclug] DC ACM Lecture, Monday September 21 2009: "Current Issues in Human-Computer Interaction and Public Policy"
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The Washington DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery,
with support from the New America Foundation, is proud to present the
September 2009 lecture.
Dr. Jonathan Lazar, "Current Issues in Human-Computer Interaction and
This talk describes how government policy impacts on the work done in
human-computer interaction, and discusses the current status of policy
initiatives in a number of areas. Topics addressed include voting
machine usability, web accessibility, ergonomic rules, privacy, and
Dr. Jonathan Lazar is an associate professor in the Department of
Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University, where he serves
as head of the Computer Information Systems program and is founder and
director of the Universal Usability Laboratory. Dr. Lazar has authored
over 70 publications on the topics of web usability, assistive
technology, user error and frustration, and user-centered design
methods. Some of his papers have been published in the International
Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Interacting with Computers,
Behaviour and Information Technology, Interactions Magazine, and the
Universal Access in the Information Society Journal.
His most recent authored book is “Web Usability: A User-Centered Design
Approach”, published by Addison-Wesley in 2006 , and he is editor of a
book on "Universal Usability" that will be published by John Wiley and
Sons in 2007. Dr. Lazar has served on a number of conference program
committees for CHI, ASSETS, and HCII, and he currently serves as chair
of the ACM SIGCHI U.S. Public Policy Committee.
Monday September 21 2009, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW
Suite 400 (4th Floor)
Washington, DC 20036
Near Farragut North Metro Station.
Parking is available until midnight at a garage on 19th between M and L
streets for $6.00. Free street parking is available starting at 6:30pm.
This lecture is free of charge and open to the public. ACM membership is
not required to attend, nor is an RSVP necessary. Please feel free to
bring friends and colleagues.
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