MountainWest RubyConf 2009: Improving the Usability of Your Ruby on Rails Applications

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks on March 29, 2009

This session will explain the importance of usability and teach essential interface design principles for better user experiences on the web. The session will then dive into how to apply these principles in Ruby on Rails code, using a simple rails app to progressively add interface design improvements to enhance the usability.

Adam Dunford is a freelance interaction designer and information architect whose past and present clientele include DCEdental, Microsoft, Primary Intelligence, and the states of California, Utah, and Vermont. He can be found at

Jason Edwards is a software developer for payment gateway iTransact and leads their Ruby on Rails development. He formerly worked for Utah Interactive, developing Java enterprise applications for state agencies and departments. He can be found at

Author: Adam Dunford & Jason Edwards

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