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Global Organisations

Professional organisations providing services related to usability

Organisation

Country

Comments

ACM SIGCHI

USA

For HCI researchers and practitioners

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

USA

For human factors and ergonomics researchers and professionals

IFIP TC.13 on HCI
international Organises INTERACT conferences and working groups

Society for Technical Communication

USA

For technical writers, has an active usability SIG

Usability Professionals Association

USA

For usability practitioners

Other professional organisations supporting user experience

Acronym

Name

Scope

AIGA-ED

AIGA Experience Design

Organizational connection and communication, understanding people, in ways useful for business and design, and conceive, envision, and inform what products, services, and communications to make.

IxDA

Interaction Design Association

Defines the structure and behaviors of interactive products and services and user interactions with those products and services.

IAI The Information Architecture Institute The art and science of organizing and labeling web sites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability.

IIID

International Institute for Information Design

Design of visual information including graphic information design to overcome both social and language barriers.

European support networks

Support network
Comments
EDeAN European Design for All e-Accessibility Network
   

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Updated January 2006 by Nigel Bevan.


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