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Context, Coffee and the Death of Crapplications: Enabling Global User Experience

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Observing the different ways that users of applications work locally in coffee shops, offices, and on the go drives the requirements for building a great user experience. Going far beyond mere translation of the UI, the cultural, technical, and social environments of users can vary locally, requiring designers and developers to meet the modern user experiences demanded of applications of in different ways.

But how can developers and designers scale their efforts to enable a single code base to excite and delight users of apps on a local and individual level? The colorful illustrations and insights in this presentation by Ultan Ó Broin reveal how matching user experience best practices and i18n and L10n-enabled technology provides an answer.

Ultan Ó BroinUltan Ó Broin has worked in Oracle applications development in the US and Europe, Middle East, and Asia since 1996. He is a passionate evangelist for applications user experience, communicating usability guidance and resources to Oracle applications developers, partners, and customers worldwide. Professional and Ph.D. research interests include digital seniors, user experience design patterns, cloud-based software developer productivity, and technology globalization.



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  • Ultan

    The slides used in my presentation are now available on Slideshare:

    Thank you for having me as a speaker. Third time I've been the main speaker at IMUG, and I look forward to doing so again!

    2 · September 23, 2013

  • IMUG

    The video is posted! Many thanks once again to Dr. Ken Lunde for recording this. If the slides get out of sync with the audio, it's just current network latency. Move the timeline slider around a bit, and it should sync up again. Or you can come back again later.

    The IMUG intro is mercifully not included this time, but that means we also don't have Ken Lunde's quick presentation on the 20th anniversary of his first book, Japanese Information Processing, and one of his first IMUG talks!

    And here's Ken presenting Ultan the cover of his second book, CJKV Information Processing. Ultan reviewed the book in Multilingual Magazine:

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • Ken L.

      My apologies for not starting the recording sooner than I did. It was not intentional.

      September 20, 2013

  • J.J. E.

    Darn, had to miss it, too much work! Where's the video?

    September 20, 2013

    • Ken L.

      The speaker just approved the recording. Patience, Grasshopper. ;-)

      September 20, 2013

    • Ultan

      Bring popcorn.

      September 20, 2013

  • Joe K.

    I propose we resurrect the Jim Turley tradition of a post-IMUG pub crawl! (OK one pub, anyway.) Don't let me forget to gather a crowd for that before we break it up.

    1 · September 18, 2013

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