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New Meetup: Affordances in Modern Web Design

From: Jim R.
Sent on: Monday, July 20, 2009 11:34 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for RubyJax!

What: Affordances in Modern Web Design

When: July 23,[masked]:30 PM

Hashrocket Offices
320 1st St. N., Suite 712
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Affordances in Modern Web Design

How do your users decide what actions lie behind a given interface element? For example: what makes a button a button? In this talk, we'll focus on the logical underpinnings of design; drawing on research in the fields of product design and ergonomics. We'll examine the foundations of usability and what it means to interaction design. Finally, we'll explore what it means to "overdesign" an application, and how you can avoid it.

Andrew Maier of uxbooth ( and Hashrocket (

Andrew is a professional front-end developer with interests in interface engineering, usability, and human-computer interaction. He has worked both independently as a freelancer/entrepreneur and as a member of highly focused teams. When he's not blogging about user experience at uxbooth, he can usually be found at the local independent coffee shop, reading books on the subject and sippin' the good stuff.

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