RAFA Solutions at the World Usability Congress 2019

RAFA Solutions’ UI/UX designer Mariam Hambardzumyan participated in the 7th World Usability Congress (WUC) taking place on 16-17 of October 2019 at the Messe Graz, Austria. 

The WUC is a two-day international conference created for UX designers. It gives an opportunity to UX specialists to make connections, meet qualified speakers from all over the world and participate in workshops.

The conference featured keynote speeches gathering all the participants together in a single hall, masterclasses, breakout and parallel sessions covering topics like UX and Robotics, Software Development, UX Psychology, eCommerce, UX Research, Data Visualization, Autonomous Driving, UX and AI, and Interaction Design.

The event started with a short speech from the organizer of the World Usability Congress - Hannes Robier and proceeded with Alex Wright's keynote speech "Practical Futuring".

16th of October was full of remarkable parallel sessions like "Transforming energy: user-centered design as a catalyst for innovation" by Jared Huke, "User Requirements – Prioritization and Weighting as a core strategy in UX" by Clemens Lutsch, etc.

The first day of the event ended with a networking dinner at the Schlossberg-Restaurant in the center of Graz, where all the participants and speakers were invited. During the evening participants discussed the past and upcoming sessions and simply had a great time communicating with each other. The second day of the conference began with a breakfast and proceeded with parallel sessions.

From the 4 attended parallel sessions on the second day “Designing and developing a personality for AI and robots. Why? How? What?” by Simon Rosenqvist got the biggest response from the audience as well as “The Future is Dark… But is it Still Usable?” by Skot Carruth kept everyone in an exciting atmosphere.

The last keynote speech of the WUC - “UX for Up Close and Personal Robots” was presented by Leland Hepler from Boston Dynamics. Hepler endorsed his presentation with interesting case studies, comparisons and the importance of long-term purpose loop.

The closing ceremony of the World Usability Congress 2019 was held at Messepark with traditional roasted chestnuts.

For Mariam participating in the World Usability Congress was exciting, inspiring and useful in terms of networking and growth opportunities in the UX field which is full of aspects that weren’t exposed in any UX related event attended by her before


About RAFA Solutions

RAFA Solutions provides Robust and Flexible Advanced Solutions for Industrial Automation.
We are a system integrator company with extensive software as well as hardware development expertise leveraging advanced technologies. Our high quality automation systems are a result of engineering excellence.
Our engineers have the expertise to build high quality, reliable and cost-effective products and solutions that can take industrial or manufacturing operations to a whole new level of productivity.
RAFA Solutions team can develop detailed system requirements and designs to solve your automation problems starting from a sketch on a piece of paper or your well thought out concept. For more information, visit here.

About World Usability Congress

The World Usability Congress (WUC) is an annual user experience conference held in Graz, Austria. The WUC provides participants to network with fellow attendees and the world’s top thinkers and doers. For more information, visit here.


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