Application design is about the experience: allowing users to perform specific tasks quickly and easily. When this is done correctly, the interface becomes transparent — users only notice your application's interface when it gets in their way.
By taking cues from the world of product design, and testing with real people throughout the design process, we can create interfaces that users never even notice.
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About the Speaker
DAN RUBIN is a highly accomplished user interface designer and usability consultant, with over ten years of experience as a leader in the fields of web standards and usability, specifically focusing on the use of (X)HTML and CSS to streamline development and improve accessibility.
His passion for all things creative and artistic isn’t a solely selfish endeavor either—you’ll frequently find him waxing educational about a cappella jazz and barbershop harmony, interface design, usability, web standards, typography, and graphic design in general.
In addition to his contributions to sites including Blogger, the CSS Zen Garden, Yahoo! Small Business and Microsoft’s ASP.net portal, Dan is a contributing author of Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation (2nd Edition, friends of ED, 2003), technical reviewer for Beginning CSS Web Development(Apress, 2006), The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint, 2007) andSexy Web Design (SitePoint, 2009), and coauthor of Pro CSS Techniques (Apress, 2006) and Web Standards Creativity(friends of ED, 2007). He spends his professional time on a variety of online and offline projects for Sidebar Creative, Webgraph, and Black Seagull, and consults on design, user interaction and online publishing for Garcia Media.
Dan writes about web standards, design and life in general on his blog, SuperfluousBanter.org.
About Refresh Seattle
Refresh Seattle is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Promoting design, technology, usability, and standards, Refresh Seattle is a part of Refresh and the associated Refreshing Cities.
After this event, we will all head to the Red Door for drinks and food!