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Bentley Hosts Usability Boot Camp

January 29, 2003

Bentley College will host a Usability Boot Camp for software and hardware designers, web architects and information designers on March 10-14. This program is designed to build participants' knowledge of user-centered design and usability testing during a full week of interactive discussions, an expert panel, and hands-on workshops in Bentley's state-of-the-art usability testing facilities.

Topics to be discussed include the theory and practice of usability; prototyping methods; designing, administering and analyzing usability tests; and evaluation methodologies. Participants will also have the opportunity to conduct or observe a real usability test in Bentley's own Design and Usability Testing Center.

Some of the country's leading authorities on usability will join in presenting this one-of-a-kind program, including:

  • William Gribbons, PhD, director of the Information Design and Human Factors programs at Bentley College.
  • Beth Loring, principle research scientist at the American Institutes for Research with 15 years of experience in usability testing.
  • Meena Venkateswaran, usability expert, instructor and independent consultant.
  • Chauncey Wilson, co-author of The Usability Engineering Framework for Product Design and Evaluation and usability instructor.

Registration Information:
The cost of the program is $4,125 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and social event. Corporate groups of five or more may receive a 10 percent discount.

For more information, call Suzanne Lefebvre at 781.891.2862.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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