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Usability Conference Focuses on Improving Financial Systems

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Usability Conference Focuses on Improving Financial Systems

On Wednesday, October 24, The Face of Finance: Designing Usable Financial Systems Conference will be held at LaCava Center on the Bentley University campus from 8:00 to 6:30 p.m.  Congressman Barney Frank, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, and Ramit Sethi, the author of the New York Times best-selling book, I Will Teach You to be Rich, will be the keynote speakers.

As business and governmental institutions implement new Wall Street reform and Consumer Protection legislation, the effective delivery of financial information to consumers is key to achieving legislative goals to  promote a safer, more stable financial system. Sponsored by Bentley’s Design and Usability Center, the conference will investigate and promote user-centered design methodologies for financial systems and services.  Addressing this issue will be speakers from the Center for Plain Language, Fidelity Investments, MassMutual, Wells Fargo, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as professionals from design and gaming studios.

The conference is free to the Bentley community, and is relevant to students and professionals for whom usability is a prime concern: user experience professionals, game developers, behavioral finance researchers, financial information specialists and advisors, and consumer advocates. Register here

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 www.bentley.edu

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