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Experience-driven Development: Designers and Developers Working in Harmony

Web Applications
Location: E145 Level: Novice
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Traditionally, developers and designers work independently, and this causes huge problems because their work is tightly integrated; each inherits the bad decisions of the other. We’ve been practicing what we call experience-driven development, a collaborative approach where developers work with designers to make applications that are both technically sound and a joy to use. In this talk, we show you how to make such partnerships work with stories about how successful collaborations between designers and developers lead to a vastly improved user experience.

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Chris Shiflett


Chris Shiflett is the Chief Technical Officer of OmniTI, where he leads the web application security practice. Chris is a thought leader in the PHP and web application security communities as well as a prolific writer. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed Essential PHP Security (O’Reilly) and HTTP Developer’s Handbook (Sams). His writing has also appeared in numerous articles for php|architect and PHP Magazine, as well as a number of other popular books including Programming PHP (O’Reilly), PHP Cookbook (O’Reilly), and PHP in Action (Manning).

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Jon Tan


Jon Tan is the founding member and lead designer for Grow Collective, a Web design, development and consulting co-operative in Bristol, UK. An advocate of web standards, Jon also has a special interest in user centred design, accessibility, semantic information design (SIDE) and microformats.

His work has featured in magazines like .Net and on numerous design galleries including the CSS Zen Garden. Three of his sites were nominated in three different categories in the CSS World Awards 2006 with two featuring as finalists. Most recently, his work also featured in books like the Web Design Index 2007 and The Principles Of Beautiful Web Design published by SitePoint.

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