The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be: The Silent Revolution in Usability Practice

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George E. Pake Auditorium 2004-07-13

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The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be: The Silent Revolution in Usability Practice

There's dramatic change underfoot. Radical new ideas are replacing traditional ideology. Our companies and organizations need help to meet their growth objectives and are demanding a fundamental change in our skill sets. And most usability practitioners are completely unaware of the change.

What we thought was the core truths of our practice turn out to be little more than parlor tricks. Our current usability practices just don't scale. While usability practice today has localized effects in small doses, when applied to today's normal-sized business problems, it has virtually no positive effects (and far too many negative ones).

Jared will present an entertaining, informative, and (not surprisingly) controversial look at the current state of usability practice and the revolution he believes is underway. He'll describe UIE's research into large-scale usability practices and outline the best practices for meeting the changing design environment.

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