Meta Refresh 2013

The design and engineering of user interface on the web

Overexposed

Submitted by Souvik Das Gupta (@souvikdg) on Jan 11, 2013

Section: Process Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Lecture Status: Confirmed & scheduled

Abstract

To encourage designers to proactively reduce exposure of unnecessary details in their designs.

Outline

Design, esp. on the web, is not just pixel perfection. It is perhaps as important, if not more, to deliver a friendly and coherent experience from the very first point of interaction.

Behind the scenes every product is driven by a complex system, the internals of which — be it technology, implementation or business speak — are far from comforting for users. However, often as designers or as product/business owners, we overlook such elements that trickle through our products and expose themselves leading to a disconcerting experience.

We’ll take a look at some examples where details are unnecessarily exposed (e.g. revealing file extensions in URLs) and why creators and designers of systems should try utmost to identify them and make them invisible in their products.

Speaker bio

I am a co-founder of Miranj, a web design studio in New Delhi, and have been making websites for a few years now. I am a programmer at heart, love music and a foodie who prefers coffee over any other beverage.

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