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Centralis principals to teach at the Institute of Design

August 31, 2010: Kathi Kaiser and Lyman Casey have joined the adjunct faculty of the Institute of Design (ID), a division of the Illinois Institute of Technology.  This fall, Ms. Kaiser and Dr. Casey will be teaching Usability Evaluation Methods, a graduate-level course examining techniques for assessing the extent to which interfaces enable users to meet their goals.  Course topics will include usability testing planning and execution, expert-driven approaches and tools for selecting the most appropriate usability methods for specific challenges.  The course will be offered to students in ID’s  Master of Design (MDes), Master of Design Methods (MDM) and MDes/MBA programs.

About The Institute of Design
The Institute of Design (ID) is a graduate school of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. We are dedicated to humanizing technology and improving the process of innovation, by developing and teaching a more methodological and human-centered approach to design. While most new products and services today are created in response to technology, marketing, or design trends, leading to a dizzying array of consumer choices that complicate our lives, we believe that real innovation starts with users' needs and employs a set of reliable methods, theories and tools to create solutions to their problems.  For more information, go to www.id.iit.edu.

About Centralis
Centralis helps clients succeed by making their products, services, software and websites easier to use. Founded in 2001, Centralis is a leader in User Experience, a field that integrates interface design, user research and business strategy to ensure that products meet the needs of both businesses and customers. Our services include user research, experience design, usability testing and training. We have an onsite research lab custom-designed for user experience research, as well as a mobile lab for studying users wherever they are. For more information on Centralis, go to www.centralis.com.