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April 22-25, 2003, Santa Clara -Explore. Invent. Connect.


User Experience and Emerging Technology

Track: Birds of a Feather
Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence

Emerging technologies promise to enrich and enhance our lives -- provided that users are able to cope with the avalanche of interfaces, interactions, and information these technologies bring. User experience can make the difference between a widely adopted technology and a noble but failed experiment.

Networked applications make it possible for user experiences to be more highly tailored and customized than ever before. But they also enable user behavior to be monitored and scrutinized more closely. Balancing the need for better information about how our products are used with the need to protect our users' privacy is just one of the challenges facing us.

How can we develop technological experiences that respond to changing user needs? How will the art of interface and interaction design evolve to accommodate users who may have to interact with dozens of technological systems every day? How can the emerging field of information architecture help people make sense of the increasing volume of data emerging technologies place at their fingertips? We'll try to get to the bottom of these questions and others in this session.

Moderated by: Jesse James Garrett

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