Usability 2.0

Google Apps, Netflix, Yahoo
What is the next generation of web usability? What are some of the usability gains and challenges arising as a result of Web 2.0 technologies such as Ajax; how is usability viewed within companies today; and what is the ROI of good usability practice. Learn about the next generation or evolution of usability from usability 1.0 to 2.0 and beyond on the web including what has changed, and what are the challenges and the implications for designers, developers, users, and marketers.

The panel will also speak to top usability trends, best practices, usability dos & don'ts, techniques, processes, quantitative versus qualitative considerations, etc. to creating highly usable and successful sites and webapps. Learn from the pros in charge of highly successful sites how to make your webapps and sites highly usable and successful!

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Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Senior Principal Designer, Yahoo! Inc.

Interview with Jon Wiley, UED, Google, Inc.


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Moderator: Reshma Kumar, VP, WebGuild

Jon Wiley, User Experience Designer, Google, Inc.Jon Wiley, User Experience Designer, Google, Inc.
Jon Wiley has been designing and developing web experiences since 1995. He has been directly involved in every aspect of web production, from interface design to application development to server management. Jon's strengths are designing customer-centered web interfaces, developing intuitive information architectures, integrating vast amounts of data on customer behavior into actionable designs, and strategic thinking around all aspects of web product design.

Sean Kane, Director, User Interface Engineering, NetflixSean Kane, Director, User Interface Engineering, Netflix
Sean Kane is the Director of User Interface Engineering at Netflix, where he leads a team of developers to create the rich web experience that Netflix is known for. Sean’s responsibility for Netflix’s presentation-layer framework has included developing several of the Ajax interactions and features on the Netflix web site in addition to guiding the strategy for developing the presentation framework architecture. During his tenure, the Netflix, website has been rated by independent researchers as number one in the world for customer satisfaction for three consecutive years.

Luke Wroblewski, Senior Principal Designer, Yahoo! Inc.Luke Wroblewski, Senior Principal Designer, Yahoo! Inc.
Luke is currently Senior Principal Designer at Yahoo! Inc. He is the author of 'Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability' and a frequent presenter on topics related to Web strategy and design. Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.’s platform team. At eBay, he led the strategic design of new consumer products and internal processes including design pattern and creative asset management systems. Luke also taught interface design courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.