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Mary Van Riper <[log in to unmask]>
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Mary Van Riper <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:58:14 -0700
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Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 20th at Intuit.  Feel free to come at
6:30pm for socializing and snacks.) At 7pm, we will be hearing Jeff Johnson
talk about Web Bloopers: Avoiding Common Design Mistakes.  We look forward
to seeing you there!

For more information, see

Mary Van Riper
BayCHI Usability Engineering BOF leader

Bonny Brown & Kaaren Hanson
Bay Area UPA co-leaders

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DATE: Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00pm (Socializing and Snacks at 6:30pm)

SPEAKER: Jeff Johnson (see bio below)

TOPIC: Web Bloopers: Avoiding Common Design Mistakes

LOCATION: Intuit - Building 5, 2535 Garcia Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043

ABSTRACT: This talk is based on the presenter's new book:  Web Bloopers:  60
Common Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Morgan Kaufmann). The book
explains how to avoid common Web design errors, illustrated with examples
from actual websites.  The talk asserts that the Web is not commercial
product quality, largely due to poor usability.  It describes a few bloopers
in each category, and explains how to avoid them. The talk is illustrated
with many examples of bloopers in commercially-available websites.

Jeff Johnson's Bio
Jeff Johnson is President and Principal Consultant at UI Wizards, Inc., a
product usability consulting firm.  He has worked in the field of
Human-Computer Interaction since 1978.  After earning B.A. and Ph.D. degrees
from Yale and Stanford Universities, he worked as a user-interface designer
and implementer, engineer manager, usability tester, and researcher at
Cromemco, Xerox, US West, Hewlett-Packard Labs, and Sun Microsystems.  He
has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in
Human-Computer Interaction and the impact of technology on society.  He
frequently gives talks and tutorials at conferences and companies on
usability and user-interface design.  He is the author of GUI Bloopers:
Don'ts and Dos for Software Developers and Web Designers (2000), and Web
Bloopers: 60 Common Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (2003).

2535 Garcia Avenue, Building 5, Shasta Conference Room

From San Francisco:
        Take 101 South
        Take the Rengstorff Avenue exit (.14 miles)
        Turn RIGHT onto Amphitheatre Pkwy / North Rengstorff Ave
                continue to follow Amphitheatre Pkwy (.35 miles)
        Turn LEFT onto Garcia Ave (.3 miles)
        Intuit's Building 5 will be on the right

From San Jose:
        Take 101 North
        Take the Amphitheatre Pkwy exit toward Landing Drive (.25 miles)
        Take a slight right onto Amphitheatre Pkwy (.09 miles)
        Turn LEFT onto Garcia Ave (.3 miles)
        Intuit's Building 5 will be on the right

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