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User Experience: No one wants to use software that is visually unappealing and/or hard to use, these sessions will provide information on how to build applications that users want to use.
Melissa Jurkoic
Users Don't Have to Suffer in the Cloud
Melissa Jurkoic

The cloud has a lot to offer organizations - this is unquestionable. It is clear - the cloud has extraordinary potential to disrupt how IT manages applications and how IT delivers services to end users. The strategies to move to the cloud for enterprises usually steer towards either migrating thei

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 11:00 AM
Room: Hannah
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Andrew Malek
Cognitive Biases and the User Experience
Andrew Malek

According to Wikipedia, cognitive biases cause individuals to 'create their own "subjective social reality" from their perception of the input.' Some of these allow us to take shortcuts when processing information... with mixed results. Though not all confirmation biases can be neatly labeled "good"

Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
Room: Ellis
Topics: User Experience
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Martine Dowden
Everyday Accessibility
Martine Dowden

You’ve heard it: accessibility is important. We must make our websites and applications conform to accessibility standards. But what about the rest of our communications and interactions? As tech professionals we send emails, write documentation, write code, vent our frustrations on Twitter, and muc

Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:00 AM
Room: Johnson
Topics: User Experience
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Courtney Heitman
The Web is for Everyone
Courtney Heitman

Tim Berners-Lee is noted as saying “the power of the web is in its universality." The web was meant to be a great equalizer for everyone - whether you are situationally, temporarily, or permanently disabled. After all, you never know when you might break your arm or have to order pizza while holding

Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:45 PM
Room: Clark
Topics: User Experience
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Andrew Malek
Developers: Why Care About the User?
Andrew Malek

As developers, we deal with technologies, frameworks, and data, making it very easy to forget that what we create is meant for real people to use. While designers and UI specialists should handle most decisions about how a product or service looks and feels, we should all be on the same page to make

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Room: Clark
Topics: User Experience
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Martine Dowden
Moving Beyond Pretty: Making deliberate design choices
Martine Dowden

Have you ever heard the phrases “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” or “I like what I like” when someone is discussing your design? Or maybe design is your arch nemesis and you dread it. Too often design is only looked at for aesthetic and visual appeal, while purpose, goal, and usability are ig

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Room: Perlman
Topics: User Experience
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Courtney Heitman
The Dark Side of UX
Courtney Heitman

User experience design brings clarity, removes obstacles. It rewards - makes us feel accomplished, successful, happy. Users are confident when using a well-designed application - as easy as turning on a light switch: [Buy] Don't make me think: did I opt in? Don't make me think: was that a hidden fe

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021 1:30 PM
Room: Feinler
Topics: User Experience
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Elizabeth Gray
Introduction to Accessibility
Elizabeth Gray

Sometimes Accessibility can be tough to wrap your head around, but it is becoming clearer every day just how important it is and how much it can benefit everyone. In this session, we will explore some basics of Accessibility, information resources, and tools that can help you be an Accessibility all

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021 2:45 PM
Room: Johnson
Topics: User Experience
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Dean Schuster
The Science, Psychology, and Secrets of Great UI
Dean Schuster

Need to improve user experience, but don't know where to start? Worried that UI/UX can only be done by right-brained, artistic people? Take heart. Learn simple, yet powerful UX principles and UI tricks that will help you radically improve your digital products. These secrets are perfectly suited for

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021 4:00 PM
Room: Hannah
Topics: User Experience
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