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7:00 - 8:15pm -- The Featured Presentation:
In the world of Web applications, forms bridge the gap between people, their information, and your product or service. From registration forms that welcome new customers to checkout forms that finalize e-commerce transactions, Web forms frequently broker crucial online interactions.
In this session, Luke will walk you through the considerations and best practices of Web form design culled from international usability testing, eye-tracking studies, and over ten years of designing Web applications. He’ll outline how the interaction and visual design of Web forms can make the difference between acquiring a customer and completing a transaction or not.
Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized Web thought leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 500 million people. He is currently Senior Principal of Product Ideation & Design at Yahoo! Inc. and Founder of LukeW Interface Designs, a product strategy and design consultancy. Luke applies design methodologies, skills, and principles to create and refine the strategy and user experience of new or existing products.
Luke also publishes "Functioning Form" the leading online publication for interaction designers. He authored a book on Web interface design principles titled "Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability". Luke is consistently a top-rated speaker at various conferences and companies around the world, and is a co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.'s platform team, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products and internal tools and processes. Luke also taught interface design courses at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.