Silicon Valley IxDA Event :: Designing Web Interfaces :: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 :: at Google

21 Jul 2009 - 2:10am
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Please join us at our next Silicon Valley IxDA event! Bill Scott of
Netflix will speak about Designing Web Interfaces, the topic of his
recently published book of the same title.

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Socializing: 7:00-7:30 pm

Program: 7:30-9:30 pm

Where: Google
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Building 43
Mountain View, California 94043

Designing Web Interfaces
Bill Scott
In every field of design, one of the first things students must do is
learn from the work of others. They study and break down real-world
examples in order to understand the underlying principles and patterns
that make for successful design. Then they are able to apply what they
have learned to their own set of problems. The real trick is to apply
them in a nuanced manner. Designing for Web interfaces is no
different. Bill's talk looks at such nuances from over 100 examples
from across the Web to illustrate both what we should emulate
(patterns) as well as what we should avoid (anti-patterns) and
summarizes them into a set of design principles.

The six design principles Bill explores are:

Make It Direct
Keep It Lightweight
Stay on the Page
Provide an Invitation
Use Transitions
React Immediately
This talk goes hand-in-hand with Bill Scott & Theresa Neil's book,
Designing Web Interfaces and will provide you with practical take-
aways for designing rich interactions on the Web.

Bill Scott has always enjoyed technology (25 years). And he has always
enjoyed people (even longer). It was a natural to blend the two loves
together. For a long time, he couldn't decide if he was a designer or
an engineer. He finally gave up trying to classify himself and just
decided to live in both worlds as much as possible. This passion drove
him to create one of the first successful Macintosh games (GATO,
1985), build wargaming interfaces for NATO, found user experience
teams (Sabre), write Ajax frameworks (OpenRico) manage user interface
engineering organizations (Netflix), publish design pattern libraries
(Yahoo!), talk a lot about it (Ajax Evangelist) and even write a book
about Designing Web Interfaces (O'Reilly).

Co-sponsors of this event:

IxDA (Interaction Design Association) Silicon Valley Face to Face
I hope to see you there!

Regards, Pabini

Pabini Gabriel-Petit
IxDA Local Coordinator, Silicon Valley
IxDA Co-founder & Emeritus Board Member

BayCHI IxD BOF Leader


Pabini Gabriel-Petit

Principal UX Architect
Spirit Softworks LLC

Publisher & Editor in Chief

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