World Usability Day 2009: Designing for a Sustainable World | Thursday 11/12

Please join UPA Delaware Valley, PhillyCHI, and UsabilityNJ in celebrating the 5TH ANNUAL WORLD USABILITY DAY.

Speakers include Jackie O’Neil, Director at e3bank, and Tanya Seaman, Co-Founder of PhillyCarShare.


THEME: Designing for a Sustainable World

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2009, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
(6:00pm – 6:30pm social time)

Comcast Center, 42nd Floor Amphitheater
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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The Comcast Center is directly accessible from Suburban Station, a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Center City Philadelphia.

COST: FREE! World Usability Day is free and open to everyone.

Light fare food and refreshments will be provided.

Register now! Seating is limited and registration is required. Comcast security will let you into the building only if you have registered in advance.

*Please bring your business card for a chance to win a door prize (details below).


Jackie O’Neil, e3bank

User Experience Design and Sustainability: The story of applying both to the home, and how UXAs can choose to make a big difference.

About Jackie O’Neil

Jackie is a Delaware Valley sustainability leader, advocate, and a winner of the 2007 Philadelphia Sustainability Award. Jackie built the first LEED Gold certified homes in the U.S., which are also net-zero energy homes. Thousands of people, from the U.S. and as far away as Japan and Nigeria, have made the pilgrimage to visit her home and share the vision of what is possible.

She is a director at e3bank, a triple bottom line bank starting up to support more sustainable residential and commercial development and business practices.

Jackie has 30 years of high level management, systems strategy, usability design, web, and user experience design for companies such as The Vanguard Group, where she started and managed web design and usability. She is currently a principal at Intuitive Design Group, where she consults on E*strategy and user experience for companies such as Merck, GSK, Rohm and Haas, Unisys, Fannie Mae, and many more.

Tanya Seaman, PhillyCarShare

PhillyCarShare’s Quest to Make Sustainability Easy and Convenient

Tanya will discuss her experience starting and running the nonprofit car-sharing organization PhillyCarShare – from the standpoint of a driven business professional who is deeply interested in environmental sustainability. She will explore the evolution of the service’s online reservation systems and back-office applications, as well as the challenges and milestones she experienced in creating a convenient, affordable, and sustainable service.

About Tanya Seaman

Tanya co-founded the award-winning nonprofit car-sharing organization PhillyCarShare. She served as its original executive director and was instrumental in the organization’s expansion and tremendous growth. Aided by significant government funding received from 2006 to 2008, PhillyCarShare became the fastest-growing and largest regional car-sharing organization in the world, with over 50,000 enrollments by mid-2008.

Since leaving PhillyCarShare in 2008, Tanya has consulted for government entities as well as car-share clients in their start-up and growth phases. She has provided executive-level consulting to GRID magazine, which covers topics about sustainable living in Philadelphia. She’s also collaborated with Metavera Inc., the principal provider of car-sharing systems in North America.

Tanya holds a Master in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor degree in Design from the University of California at Davis. In recognition of her assertive leadership, technological prowess, and unequivocal commitment to PhillyCarShare, the Philadelphia Business Journal has recognized Tanya as one of Philadelphia’s outstanding “40 Under 40″.


Door prizes will be provided through a random drawing. Please bring your business cards for a chance to win a door prize.


Platinum Sponsors

Blue Plate Minds Logo
Rosetta Marketing Logo
YellowBook Logo
Aquent Logo

Gold Sponsors

Compass Healthcare Communications

Silver Sponsors

G2 Interactive Logo
MissionStaff Logo
The Boss Group Logo


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