Tuesday 20th May, 2014
2:00pm to 3:30pm
User experience is far more than usability. This presentation covers two crucial topics that can boost (or wreck) the user experience of software products. Attractiveness is one goal that every stakeholder wants to have for a product, but what is attractiveness? How can it be designed? What are the dos and don’ts? Rich interaction capabilities allow modern development platforms like WPF and Silverlight to provide much nuanced user-application interactions. Yet, are those rich features always really useful, usable and desirable? The presentation shows good (i.e. beneficial) and bad (i.e. disruptive) uses of rich interactions.
Dr Tobias Komischke has been working in the area of user experience for over ten years.
During more than ten years in the area of 'user experience', Tobias has led projects and teams to create user interfaces of superior usability and compelling appeal in various industries. Currently director of user experience at Infragistics, Tobias is an acknowledged evangelist for user-centered design strategy, methods and processes. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and an author for technical journals, magazines and blogs. While he is deeply familiar with most aspects of user experience, his specialist area is Human Factors Engineering, which is rooted in his academic background in cognitive psychology.
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