Research Behind The New Twitter Design

A session at User Research Friday 2010

Friday 19th November, 2010

4:00pm to 5:00pm (PST)

Most everything built at Twitter is designed by watching how people use the service in new and interesting ways and incorporating those ideas. #NewTwitter, Twitter.com's biggest change in its four-year history, called for iterative research that allowed designers and developers to quickly experiment with wide-ranging changes. Trammell & Karina will share how existing patterns affected the current design of Twitter, what worked (and what didn't work) with #NewTwitter's early research methodology, and what they're doing to better understand how folks discover what's happening.

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Mark Trammell

Mark. Young ragamuffin from the streets. French duke lying about in hammocks eating soft cheese. Chimney sweep. Friend of Tom. Obama HQ in my rearview. bio from Twitter

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Karina van Schaardenburg

I'm a design researcher at Twitter and an internet anthropologist. I also love tectonic plates, jellyfish, foreign grammar, embroidery, and GPS-aware gaming. bio from Twitter

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Time 4:00pm5:00pm PST

Date Fri 19th November 2010

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