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Session

Practical Design for Web Developers

David Verba, Director of Technology, Adaptive Path

Track: Web Applications (client-side and server-side)
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: D136

Ajax, new application frameworks, and more iterative development processes mean that many developers find themselves working more closely with designers or even being charged with design themselves. You know that a great user experience is key but how can make sure your project is a success?

In this session, we will survey principals of visual design, interaction design, information architecture, and user research. Using these concepts as a foundation, we will discuss important design issues with an emphasis on Ajax, leading to methods to address them. Whether you need to work with a designer or do the work yourself, you will leave this session with resources, ideas, and examples you can apply immediately.