Sessions at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008 about Design and Quantified Self

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Wednesday 23rd April 2008

  • Polite, Pertinent, and... Pretty: Designing for the New-wave of Personal Informatics

    by Tom Coates and Matt Jones

    There’s an explosion in “personal informatics:” services that surface information about you and your network to your advantage. Matt Jones and Tom Coates will examine how great UX design can maximize the benefits to all.

    The speakers will also draw on many other applications, devices, and services from the cutting edge of personal informatics, to identify patterns and principles that work for power-users and newbies alike.

    Privacy is often, quite rightly, the first concern of users, designers, and developers—but Jones will argue that some other Ps: Pertinence, Politeness and, yes… Prettiness, are equally important for the adoption and success of such services.

    The multidisciplinary nature of creating great user experiences is taken to extremes in the nascent area of personal informatics and they'll touch on information visualization, user-centered service-design, copywriting, geo-location, wayfinding, design for mobile, ubiquitous computing, video-games, “spimes,” industrial design, and even urban planning before we’re done.

    At 9:40am to 10:30am, Wednesday 23rd April