UMO - International Cartoon contest'05

Technologies have now become the integral part of modern era. In our daily routine life we encounter with several products and technologies to make our work and life easy but does it solve the purpose always?..

  • Sometime it comes as a fear to learn,
  • Sometimes it’s dangerous to use, and
  • Sometimes it leads to frustration....

Our encounter with technology continues every single moment, when we are relaxing, or when we use different appliances in home or office, our lives are full of moments with technologies, and theme for the competition is to identify such moments, specially the ones that cause frustration and convey them with a humorous and thought provoking cartoon.

The UMO-International Cartoon Contest'05 was organized with the view of taking a lighter view of everyday life with gadgets with the theme : Frustrations caused by Technology.

International Cartoon Contest'05 Winners

First Prize

Second Prizes


Third Prizes


Details about the above and also the other entries chosen for the exibition for World Usability Day at Hyderabad are displayed below. Please click on the thumbnail for an enlarged version of the Cartoon, add your comments and vote for each cartoon.

Team-UMO duly acknowledges it's gratitude towards all the participants.


World Usability Day was observed across the globe spanning 70 locations in 30 nations where organizations and practitioners engaged in a campaign to create awareness of usability of products and services that we consume on a day-to-day basis. The theme for this event was "Making it Easy".

Usability Matters Organization[UMO] organized this event at hyderabad, on 3rd November,2005 at ISB auditorium. This was among the significant WUD gathering in India. UMO organized a Boycott Bad Design Contest, an International Cortoon contest, and a full day event culminating in World Usability Day.

UMO members who are practitioners of usability from the domain of manufacturing, services, architecture, fashion design and software attended the event and eminent speakers from academicia as well as industry spoke on this occassion.. The hyderabad event centered around the theme ‘Good Design for Better Living’.

See the full event report for details.