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Meeting the Usability Challenge



Although nearly everyone acknowledges the importance of user experience, usability often ends up pushed to the back of the queue. How then can we know whether what we are delivering makes sense and will work for our users? This presentation shows an approach to usability, focusing on activities in which users engage offers the potential for delivering dramatic improvements with much less effort.


Larry L. Constantine, IDSA, ACM Distinguished Engineer, is an award-winning designer specializing in visual and interaction design. As one of the pioneers of software engineering, he's contributed numerous concepts and techniques forming the foundations of modern practice in software. His publications in the computer sciences and human sciences include over 175 articles and papers plus 17 books.

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QCon is a conference that is organized by the community, for the community.The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community.QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers.

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Jul 07, 2008