Lessons from designing at Google

Becubed
2004
Event date: 
November 16, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Accelerator Centre, meeting room #2
295 Hagey Blvd.
Waterloo, ON
Canada
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IxDA Waterloo
Event description: 

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Imagine an ideal design for your friend. Now make it work for your parents. Your entire neighbourhood. Your town, province, and entire country. Then throw in a couple of continents’ worth of users for good measure.

Adam Baker, a user interface designer at Google, will conduct a hands-on workshop about “designing for everyone,” inspired by lessons learned working on Google Search. He’ll guide a discussion of techniques, tradeoffs, design language, and ways of understanding so many users that you couldn’t possibly truly understand them.

Adam is currently a designer at Google.org in San Francisco, working on projects related to climate change adaptation and public health. While at Google he’s contributed to a variety of projects from search UI to public data visualization to web annotation. A Canadian native, he previously directed design at Marketcircle in Toronto, and worked in UX evangelism at Apple.

Comments

9 Nov 2010 - 9:48pm
interactive fiction
2010

According to the event description your primary work is in California.  Any chance you'll be reprising this event in San Diego? I know I and the webmaster of my company would be interested in this.

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