UMO - 3rd International Cartoon contest'07

The importance of user-centered design in healthcare is truly about life and death.  "Whether it's new medical devices or technologies; drug research, approval or delivery; patient forms or medical record sharing; emergency disaster planning or increasing the functionality of hospitals and everyday healthcare delivery, everyone is effected in some way by the intersection of usability and healthcare."

In today's world of touch-button technology, we're gently reminded about the human frailty when we, or someone amongst near and dear ones have to pay a visit to the "Hospital". An activity inherently associated with the physical well-being of the human body is now surmounted by the platitude of the machines that surround the process.

The days of ''healing-touch", and an emphatic year of a neighbourhood physician are fast being replaced by the regular hum of a machine taking stock of your full body.

Scans, Monitors, reports, tests, x-rays, and more artifacts like these dominate the health landscape today. But this is not all that bad as it has also helped improve the quality of healthcare.

International Cartoon Contest'07 Winners

First Prize

Second Prizes


Third Prizes


Special Prizes


Details about the entries chosen for the exhibition for World Usability Day'07 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.


International Cartoon Contest'07 Entries Preview

UMO2007 Conference

Date : 30th Nov 2007

UMO2007 workshops

Date : 1st & 2nd Dec 2007

UMO 2007 Bad Design Expo

Date : 1st to 4th Dec 2007

UMO-2007 is a unique opportunity to learn, exchange ideas, share resources, and network. This National Conference on Designing for user experience is an easily accessible, affordable way to acquire new techniques, view best practices, and understand issues facing our profession.

"World Usability Day" is an Earth Day style event held on 8 November 2007, focused on raising awareness and visibility of usability engineering and user centered design. UsabilityMatters.Org is the local event coordinator for the World Usability Day-2007, Hyderabad, India event.

The exhibition and the conference was well attended by over 200 people from usability community, students, and professionals from Design related domains from Hyderabad.