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Don’t make me wait! User perception of time & software speed

  • Jul 23, 2014 · 5:30 PM
  • WunderLand Group's Conference Center at

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In addition to the speaker, we'll be celebrating the 7 year anniversary of this meetup group with cake and wine!

Presentation Description: Slowness and long wait times in software and interfaces can negatively alter the user experience as well as lowering the overall impression of the product. This is exacerbated by advancing technologies and increased user expectations leading end-users to become more demanding. There are, however, methods that can be employed to significantly improve user experience altering users’ perceptions of wait times. This presentation will cover techniques in managing the perception of speed in human machine and computer interaction – specifically within web and application interfaces. The psychology behind waiting, managing time spent waiting from a UX perspective and practical applications to manage the perception of speed in software interfaces will be covered in this one-hour session .

Presenter: Chris Kiess, MLS, MS, Senior UX Designer, GN ReSound

Bio: Chris Kiess is a Senior UX Designer currently working in the hearing instrument industry at GN ReSound in the Greater Chicago Area. He has a Master of Library & Information Science and a Master of Science in Informatics – both from Indiana University. Chris has more than 8 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and specializes in healthcare UX.

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  • David A.

    I really wanted to attend this but have a security meeting. Too many interesting meetings, too little time!

    July 15, 2014

  • Laurie Lee M.

    Congrats all! I'm out of town--sorry to miss it.

    July 9, 2014

  • Mike C.

    I've seen Chris's presentation and it's very good. Enjoy!

    June 20, 2014

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