Know thy User: The Missing Ingredient in SharePoint Solutions

A session at SharePoint Saturday Austin

Saturday 2nd March, 2013

2:10pm to 3:10pm (CST)

Because of SharePoint’s many capabilities, solutions are at risk of being feature-centric instead of user-centric. This session defines both User Centered Design (UCD) and User Experience (UX) concepts and provides tangible methods to incorporate the user into your SharePoint solution without giving up features or diluting business goals.

In this session you will learn:
1.The benefits of a user-centric approach
2.Fundamental definitions and concepts of User Experience (UX) and User Centered Design (UCD)
3.The steps in a User Experience (UX) driven SharePoint project
4.The who, what, why, and how of User Centered Design methods such as personas, task analysis, content audits, usability testing and more.
5.How to overcome potential obstacles to adopting these methods

This session is intended for all SharePoint professionals responsible for making SharePoint a usable and positive user experience including Power Users, IT Managers, Designers, Developers and Project Managers.

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Marcy Kellar

SharePoint Solution Architect, UX and Usability,SharePoint Branding, Social Strategy and Design **Self proclaimed jump-shot photographer to the tech stars.**

Marcy Kellar is a User Experience Architect and SharePoint Solutions provider with proven experience in leading, planning, managing and executing solutions and user interaction working across user centered design, user research, information architecture, interaction design, web content strategy, and usability testing for intranets, websites, web apps and mobile apps.

Marcy is co-author of Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010 (Wrox, October 2010) and former professor at the Art Institute teaching user centered design courses, “Intro to User Centered Design” and “Usability Testing.” She is active in the SharePoint Community and speaks frequently on User Experience Design and SharePoint Branding.

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Time 2:10pm3:10pm CST

Date Sat 2nd March 2013


John Jackson, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

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  • Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010

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