701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, California CA

—Abstract—A Web application can't exist without users' input. We need the data, but do we need Web forms to get it? Traditional Web forms, made up of text fields, radio buttons, check boxes, and a Submit button,-have been the mainstay of Web application design. In ecommerce, social networking applications, and productivity tools, Web forms continue to define crucial Web interactions. Thankfully, new approaches for user input are now giving designers more to work with and create better user experiences.

Luke will explore several novel ways in which Web applications can collect user input, through both mobile devices and desktop software, without forcing users to complete lengthy, sequential forms. He’ll provide detailed research-based solutions that articulate not only the how, but the why as well. You'll walk away with practical solutions you can immediately put to use.

—Bio—Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized product-design leader who has designed or contributed to software more than 700 million people use worldwide. Currently Chief Design Architect at Yahoo! Inc., Luke is working on forward-looking, integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

Luke is the author of two popular Web design books: Web Form Design and Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability. He also publishes Functioning Form, a leading online publication for interaction designers. Luke is consistently a top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world and is a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer on the platform team at eBay, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products such as eBay Express and Kijij, as well as internal tools and processes. He is also founder of LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, has taught interface design courses at the University of Illinois, and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphic Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.

Co-sponsors of this event
IxDA (Interaction Design Association) Silicon Valley Face to Face

Added by paulazbrown on January 25, 2010