Since I didn't find any news which caught my eye this morning, I thought I'd share a couple of articles from my current online reading interest: the subject of usability.
The first piece is Attendee-Centered Conference Design by Meg Hourihan, longtime blogger (see megnut.com) and co-creator of Blogger. Meg discusses her ideas about "User-Centered Conference Design" based on her experience as a presenter.
In AskTog: First Principles, human interaction designer Bruce Tognazzini discusses basic usability principles for GUI design. Since one might see a web page is an extension of the GUI through the browser, merging the user's desktop with an interface created by someone else, the principles here seem useful for thinking about constructing web sites as well.