Meet your users: Learnings from the iPad, iPhone and Facebook

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2010
  • 6:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Progresive Insurance

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April 28, 2010 - Meet your users: Learning from the iPad, iPhone, and Facebook & thinking about the future of user interfaces 

There have been a number of interesting developments in the UX world - most notably the growth of the iPhone and Facebook and the promise of the iPad.  These devices and applications provide a unique glimpse into who our users are, what they want, and their mental model of how the web and software works (or doesn't work).

Some key ideas that will be explored:

  • The divide between the digital natives and those whose web literacy skills are lacking... as web developers and designers do we eliminate or create confusion.
  • With the move towards abstracting the computer and its underlying file structure with interfaces like those found on the iPad and iPhone... will traditional computers and laptops become devices mainly for enthusiasts in this new world?
  • How we (i.e., UX professionals & tech-savvy geeks) need to maintain the perspective that very few users are like us.
  • How interfaces like the iPhone and iPad are grasped intuitively by children and how adding direct interaction to your interfaces improves usability.

Do you think "simplicity is overrated and that complexity sells?"  How do you feel about the statement "the future of UI will be boring?"  Well, come and join us as Chris Braunsdorf, former Director of User Experience at American Greetings Interactive, leads us in a lively discussion - exploring where the user interface is heading and the role we as UX professionals will play.

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm

  • 6:30-6:45pm- Food & socializing
  • 6:45-7:00pm - NEOUPA business
  • 7:00-8:30pm - Presentation with Q & A

Meeting cost

  • Free Events for NEOUPA members
  • $10 for non-members

Directions

Progressive Insurance
6300 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143

http://www.mapquest.com/mq/7-OSsoMp7l

The Progressive Campus is located off the Wilson Mills Road exit on I-271. Check in at the Visitor's Center in the West Building at the 6300 Wilson Mills Rd. Campus.

The meeting will be in the Campus 1 West Lower Wintergarden room.

 



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