Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Conference Report: The Web and Beyond

A summary of several keynote addresses from the Dutch chapter of SIGCHI ...

"In the beautiful surroundings of the Pathé Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam, the Dutch chapter of SIGCHI—, now rebranded as—on June 8th, 2006, held its 10th annual conference, which was entitled The Web and Beyond, as shown in Figure 1. The conference focused on the challenges and opportunities Web 2.0 presents to the field of user experience design.

... Keynote Address: The Brave New World: Usability Challenges of Web 2.0
Speaker: Jared Spool

characteristically humorous and entertaining way, Jared Spool spoke about the usability challenges of Web 2.0 applications.

According to Jared, shown in Figure 2, many RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) suffer greatly from usability issues, but “we do not know how to design for this!” he said. For example, lots of people still have a hard time understanding the concept and usage of RSS feeds. And what about the usability of APIs? Ultimately, the user experience determines the success of Web 2.0 applications, not the technologies themselves.

Experience design has now become a boardroom conversation, but is the community ready to deliver? Jared posed this rhetorical question regarding whether the design community is ready to participate at the C-level management table."    (Continued via UXmatters)    [Usability Resources]

Web 2.0 Usability - Usability, User Interface Design

Web 2.0 Usability


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