Global Organisations

Professional organisations providing services related to usability

Country Comments
ACM SIGCHI USA For HCI researchers and practitioners
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society USA For human factors and ergonomics researchers and professionals
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

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

Local organisations

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Other sources of information

HCI Index local organisations list.

Updated January 2006 by Nigel Bevan.

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