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Schedule: Design and User Experience sessions

It’s often said that in Web 2.0, the design IS the product. But what we mean by the practice of design is evolving, and the skill sets of web designers have evolved with them. This track looks at the technical concepts, process innovations, design patterns, and frameworks that inform today’s web applications, from the perspective of user experience and interaction design.

Location: 2006 Level: Novice
Aaron Marcus (Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A))
User interfaces for Web 2.0, whether on desktop or mobile platforms, reach across culturally diverse user communities, sometimes within a single country/language group, and certainly across the globe. If user interfaces are to be usable, useful, and appealing to such a wide range of users, if social networks are to produce the hoped for communities and revenues, Read more.
Location: 2003 Level: Novice
Todd Wilkens (Adaptive Path)
Based on a new O'Reilly book by the strategy and design experts at Adaptive Path, this workshop will help you learn how to make user experience a strategic advantage. As the factors affecting our business get more complex, we must deal with greater and greater uncertainty. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Novice
Steven Heintz (Adobe Systems)
A sneak peak at “Thermo” (code name), the new design tool from Adobe that will enable designer and developer collaboration throughout the process of creating engaging web applications. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Intermediate
Matt Jones (Google Creative Lab), Tom Coates (Thington Inc.)
There's an explosion in "personal informatics:" services that surface information about you and your network to your advantage. Matt Jones will examine how great UX design can maximize the benefits to all. Read more.
Location: 2003 Level: Intermediate
Justin Hall (GameLayers), Rajat Paharia (Bunchball), Christopher Chapman (Areae), Gabe Zichermann (rmbr)
The presenters on this panel are each working to integrate video games into online life. Points, levels, distributed persistent social play: metrics for cooperation and competition borrowed from video games and woven into the web. Learn how video game mechanics can create social cohesion and promote participation in innovative web services. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Novice
Erika Hall (Mule Design)
Effective language is essential to a usable, appealing, platform-independent interface. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Novice
Aaron Marcus (Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A)), Jimmy Kim (Nexon), Erik Hersman (Ushahidi), Kelly Goto (gotomedia, LLC), Surya Vanka (Microsoft)
How do you make it easy to look bigger and more global than you are? How do you create a maintainable yet personal experience for users around the world? Hear about practices and the trade-offs multinational companies make to incorporate cultural diversity in user interface design. Read more.
Location: 2003 Level: Novice
Tom Coates (Thington Inc.)
Design patterns for brochureware and editorial sites are well-established. In fact, they're so simple and formulaic that even waterfall development processes can churn them out. But what happens when you're pushing into web apps or social media? Read more.
Location: 2003 Level: Intermediate
Leanne Waldal (OTIVO, INC), Megan Koroshetz, Victor Tom (Retired), Becky Haycox (UCSB), Susan Harris (Susan Diana Harris Interior Design), JP Singson (E-Loan, Inc)
What happens when average consumers use Web 2.0 sites to share and find and communicate? This will be a presentation of Web 2.0 user research and live consumer interviews demonstrating good, bad, and ugly. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Intermediate
Kakul Srivastava (Flickr )
Kakul Srivastava, director of product management of the popular photo-sharing community Flickr, will discuss enhancing the user experience through tagging and geotagging. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Intermediate
Bryan Mason (Typekit), Sarah B. Nelson (Hot Studio)
There's a lot to learn from how other industries manage creative professionals. Stage managers, editors, conductors, and others can teach us how to build environments that are creative and effective. Read more.
Location: 2003 Level: Intermediate
Ben Bederson (Zumobi), John SanGiovanni (Zumobi)
Explore a new era of mobile UI with industry pioneer Dr. Ben Bederson. Bederson will speak on how Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research is reshaping how consumers interact with their mobile phones. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Intermediate
Josh Damon Williams (Hot Studio, Inc. ), Peter Stahl (eBay)
What is the "feel" of your user interface? Is it consistent or jagged? See how an audit of interactions can reveal whether your site delivers a clean, simple, easy-to-operate experience to your users. Read more.
Location: 2002 Level: Intermediate
Katrina Alcorn (Hot Studio), Maria Giudice (Hot Studio)
In this case study, we show how research inspired the design of a system that harnesses the best of Web 2.0 concepts to allow architects to collaborate on humanitarian projects around the world. Read more.
Location: 2002 Level: Novice
Kelly Goto (gotomedia, LLC)
The new web has become more than interaction; more than design. In this rapid-paced environment, companies and teams need to rethink their process and methodologies to keep up to the pace. Workflow veteran Kelly Goto combines both Agile and User Centered Design (UCD) methodologies to provide you with a new arsenal of best practices to align your design and development processes. Read more.