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  1. Tania Lang — Using Ajax to enhance UX

    Ajax is changing the way that users interact with websites — it has the potential to provide richer and more interactive online user experiences but also introduces its own set of usability and accessibility problems. This session will present views from leading usability experts from around the world from an experienced practitioner workshop conducted at the Usability Professionals Conference in USA.

    We will also discuss key usability issues we have unveiled through our own usability testing of a range of websites using Ajax over the last 2 years. The session will highlight some of the pitfalls and user frustrations with Ajax as well as how Ajax can be used to enhance the user experience. We will present usability and accessibility issues and common user behaviours with Ajax applications.

    Finally we will discuss interaction design guidelines for developing user friendly Ajax designs. This is not a technical session and will appeal to designers, developers and anyone working with interactive websites or web applications.

    http://www.webdirections.org/resources/tania-lang-using-ajax-to-enhance-ux/

    —Huffduffed by aelfman

  2. Dan Hill — Closing keynote: 15 years in

    Web Directions South 2009, Sydney Convention Centre, October 9 4.05pm.

    It is time for the prac­tice of web devel­op­ment and design to broaden its hori­zons. How can the skills and expe­ri­ence we’ve acquired over the last 15 years of work­ing on the inter­net be applied more broadly to, say, the design of cities, build­ings, organ­i­sa­tions, gov­ern­ment and so on?

    In a slightly fool­hardy, ambi­tious talk, Dan will draw from his expe­ri­ence of lead­ing design across the BBC’s web­sites, co-​​founding the global media prod­uct Monocle, work­ing with projects like Lonely Planet, Channel 4, Urbis museum and the Spice Girls web­site, and now his cur­rent work with the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary design con­sul­tancy Arup, where he helps design bet­ter cities, build­ings and streets.

    Dan will sug­gest that some of these core ideas — har­ness­ing user-​​centred think­ing with the sparks of indi­vid­ual insight, work­ing with real-​​time data, sep­a­rat­ing con­tent from pre­sen­ta­tion, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary design-​​centred prac­tice, enabling adap­ta­tion and hack­a­bil­ity, bal­anc­ing top-​​down inter­ven­tion with bottom-​​up emer­gence, amongst oth­ers — might work effec­tively as core prin­ci­ples of ser­vice design, offer­ing new ways to build, design, inno­vate and oper­ate to ser­vices, prod­ucts and organ­i­sa­tions well out­side of the Australian web industry’s tra­di­tional focus.

    http://www.webdirections.org/resources/dan-hill-closing-keynote-15-years-in/

    —Huffduffed by aelfman