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Feb 15, 2010, 09:00 ET

Meet the men of CENTRIC's Model City, a brand new series that reveals the world of Black male models. From left to right: Wendell, Nelson, Ibrahim and Zeric. (PRNewsFoto/CENTRIC)[CL]

CENTRIC's Break Out New Series, 'MODEL CITY' Makes its Fashionable Debut on Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 P.M. ET*

Coinciding with the one of the world's most notable fashion events, New York Fashion Week, CENTRIC brings viewers MODEL CITY, an all-new original...

Jan 14, 2010, 19:00 ET

Centric Premieres Two New Original Series 'Model City' and 'Keeping Up With The Jones'

CENTRIC brings viewers two all-new original series in 2010 -- MODEL CITY, premiering Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 P.M.* takes an up-close look at...

Dec 11, 2009, 17:04 ET

CENTRIC Series, LEADING WOMEN, Concludes the Season With All-New Episodes Featuring R&B Divas Fantasia and Toni Braxton Kicking Off on Monday, December 14 at 8:00 PM *

CENTRIC rolls out new one-hour episodes of its intimate profile series LEADING WOMEN featuring R&B Divas Fantasia on Monday, December 14 at...

Nov 10, 2009, 12:51 ET

User Centric Consultants Share Secrets to Successful Global User Research

World Usability Day on November 12 allows user experience professionals to highlight the benefits that increased attention to usability brings to...

Aug 27, 2009, 07:00 ET

Best Practices for Designing Mobile Applications

Mobile application interfaces offer unique challenges when designing for the user experience. Limited screen size, navigation restrictions and...

Aug 19, 2009, 07:00 ET

User Centric to Present Health IT Usability Webinar Series

As Electronic Health Record (EHR) Solution Providers race to increase user performance ratings of their systems, User Centric, Inc, offers...

Jul 29, 2009, 10:38 ET

Usability Experts Discuss User Experience in Health IT

User Centric, Inc. will be hosting a full-day seminar on Health Information Technology (HIT) Usability on September 3, 2009 at the University...

Jul 07, 2009, 09:00 ET

FAA and Net-Centric Consortium Take Unique Path to NextGen

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC(TM)) today entered into an agreement...

Jun 08, 2009, 06:30 ET

Heatmaps showing the aggregate gaze duration of all participants on Bing and Google for one of the transactional tasks. The red color indicates areas that received the most total gaze time (4.5 seconds and above). (PRNewsFoto/User Centric, Inc.)[SP]

Eye Tracking Bing vs. Google: A First Look

User Centric, Inc., a user research firm based in Chicago, offers a glimpse into the battle between the newly launched Microsoft's Bing and the...

May 26, 2009, 07:00 ET

Move More Retail Products Off the Shelf Using Eye Tracking

User Centric, Inc., a user research firm based in Chicago, announces a new service, Eye Tracking for Package Design, that analyzes consumers' eye...

Apr 07, 2009, 12:13 ET

EMRs Put to the Test on Usability

User Centric Announces Syndicated Research for Usability Evaluation of HIT Providers In response to the growing need for understanding the...

Apr 02, 2009, 11:19 ET

User Centric Offers New Service, Usability Diagnostics, to Measure HIT Usability

Responding to increased attention about clinical productivity and adoption of Health IT (HIT), User Centric, Inc. ( - a user...

Apr 02, 2009, 07:50 ET

Centric Introduces Goldenrod(TM) Content-Managed Widget System - Powers Brand Engagement in Social Networks

Centric / Agency of Change introduced Goldenrod, a first-of-its-kind content-managed widget system. Using Goldenrod, brands can build real-time...

Mar 31, 2009, 10:36 ET

User Centric to Address EHR Usability With New Service Offering

Responding to negative impacts on clinician productivity and low adoption rates of Health IT (HIT), User Centric, Inc. ( - a...

Feb 05, 2009, 07:00 ET

How to Select an Electronic Health Record System That Healthcare Professionals Can Use

In recent years, Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have been promoted by industry and government as a means of improving patient care and...

Feb 03, 2009, 07:00 ET

User Centric Develops Guidelines for Personal Health Record (PHR) Applications Based on User Research

Global user experience consulting firm User Centric, Inc., ( has identified several guidelines to be included in a...

Feb 02, 2009, 07:00 ET

Google Health vs. Microsoft HealthVault: Consumers Compare Online Personal Health Record (PHR) Applications

User experience research firm User Centric, Inc. ( recently conducted an independent comparative usability study of two...

Jan 22, 2009, 12:04 ET

What's Driving the Mini Cooper? Not the User Experience

The stylish and iconic Mini brand has experienced a revival in recent years that has brought two entrants to the US market, the Mini Cooper and the...

Nov 24, 2008, 07:00 ET

Traveling with American Airlines' New Mobile Boarding Pass

On November 13, 2008, American Airlines offered a mobile boarding pass option for a select group of flights. Travelers would have the option of...

Nov 18, 2008, 10:47 ET

3 Ways to Improve the Usability of Recipes

User Centric consultant Kirsten Peters, M.S., recently reviewed the usability of recipes. An informal and intelligent article highlights some...