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Our intent is to provide a forum for developers to learn about and discuss the various components of a production quality ASP.NET application.



Tuesday, June 23, 2009 (CST) - Human Factors and Their Implications on User Experience Engineering
speaker: Dr. Tobias Komischke, Director of User Experience, Infragistics

Microsoft
6PM - 9PM
{Speaker's notes provided}



One reason why User Experience is gaining more and more momentum in development processes across industries is its rootedness in multiple disciplines that all contribute their own rich traditions and findings. Human Factors belong to the most intriguing and powerful of these disciplines. Understanding human characteristics and applying this knowledge to the user interface design can greatly boost the user experience.

 

In this presentation participants will get to know fascinating facts about capabilities and limitations of humans. Based on this, concrete do's and dont's in front end design are explained. Part of this is the power of UX patterns (what are they, what are they good for, what’s the difference towards controls) and a demo and background story of Quince. The goal is to equip participants with concrete knowledge that they can directly apply in the design or evaluation of front ends.

 

Recent articles by Dr. Komischke

Text Treatment and the User Interface

Colors and the UI

 

Dr. Komischke has provided his notes:

HFE_TobiasK.pdf

 

Please join us after the meeting for casual conversation with Dr. Komischke. We will announce the restaurant at the meeting. You will be responsible for your own bill.



Tobias has been working in the area of user experience for over 10 years. Currently, he is responsible for the user experience on the inside—development—and outside—training and consulting—at Infragistics. Tobias earned a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences, from Universität Kassel, in Germany. He has reviewed papers for several international technical journals and conferences and has published more than 30 articles. He is a member of ACM, HFES, and UPA.












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