July Silicon Valley Ruby Meetup

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Date: Thursday, July 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Bldg 23 Moffet Field
Mountain View, CA 94040
Cost: Free

Modern Web Form Design

The Web has been transformed by the recent proliferation of rich interactions and social applications. But the workhorses of the online world, Web forms, have been slow to evolve with these changes. As brokers of crucial online interactions like e-commerce checkout and registration, forms bridge the gap between people, their information, and your product or service. As a result, Web form design matters. But web forms aren't keeping up.

Building on topics in his top-selling book, Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks, Luke Wroblewski will walk you through the latest applications of rich Web form interactions (made possible by dynamic technologies like Ajax) including: flexible inputs, dynamic help systems, inline validation, selection dependent inputs, and more. He'll also outline how gradual engagement approaches to form design can create compelling new user experiences for a wide variety of Web applications and services. Learn how these modern approaches to Web form design can enhance your Web apps.

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.


Pizza and soda sponsored by Zepho Inc - Ruby on Rails consulting company (http://www.zepho.com).


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