MSDN Webcast: Coping with Complexity: Best Practices for User Experience Design (Level 200)
MSDN Webcast: Coping with Complexity: Best Practices for User Experience Design (Level 200)
Event ID: 1032418834
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft Visual Studio.
Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer.

One of the design principles for great user experience is that a user interface should feature as much as necessary and as little as possible. Why? Because software applications and Web sites have become more complex and a lot of this complexity is passed onto the user interface. It is often said that users cannot cope with complexity. Yet, there is a difference between objective complexity and perceived complexity. What makes an application or a single Web page appear complex and unappealing? What can be done to make it simple and attractive? In this webcast, we present fascinating facts about human mental capabilities, we provide background on the factors that make Web user interfaces good or bad user experiences, and we share practical tips and tricks to help you design for great user experiences.

Presenter: Tobias Komischke, Director of User Experience, Infragistics

Tobias Komischke has been working in the area of user experience for more than 10 years. During that time, he has lead projects and teams to create user interfaces of superior usability and compelling appeal in various industries. Tobias is director of user experience at Infragistics, Inc., a leading company in user interface development tools and services. An acknowledged evangelist for user-centered design strategy, methods, and processes, Tobias is a frequent speaker at conferences and author for technical journals, magazines, and blogs. He is a reviewer for international journals and conferences and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), and the Usability Professionals Association (UPA).

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