You Are Not Your User: Dispelling Usability Myths with Harvard's Dataverse

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, October 29, 2015


JavaOne, San Francisco, California

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Presented by: Gustavo Durand and Elizabeth Quigley

All of us have experience in developing Java applications, but how many of us know how best to make them usable? UX is a team effort, not just one person’s role. This presentation goes over some common UX myths and how a developer and a UXer can work together to improve the UX of an application. Reviewing examples from the development effort of Harvard’s Dataverse Project, it shows how this project has dispelled some of these myths and solved them with Java techniques. It also shares some simple ways to incorporate UX practices into your product development cycle.