At the company I work for I'm the specialist in usability, we produce a lot of work and I try to get involved in the design as much as I can. However I do not have the time to work on every project and inevitably some work that is produced is not great usability wise (which upsets me!).
The reason for this is that other people at the company are not concerned with usability. This is not because they are stupid its just that they don't know how to think about interactions in that way and also do not think that it is important. I was thinking that if I could just teach them the basic concepts usability and why it is important then that would be enough to stop most of the problems from occurring.
The people that I am going to be teaching will not want to click on links, read articles or read books in their own time. I think it needs to be face to face, probably in a workshop format max 2 hours. I can use the internet to show examples or videos if required.
Usability is a tricky discipline to master so how do I break it down for people that may never have heard about it?