Meeting the Challenge of Simplicity

Posted in Conferences, Graphics on June 08, 2009

Meeting the Challenge of Simplicity

This session addresses abstract notion of simplicity, looks at why it is critical in modern UI design and answers questions: Why does simplicity matter? Is there a meaningful definition of simplicity? Why do design processes and good intentions undermine simplicity? What processes and techniques can software developers use to achieve simplicity?

Giles has twenty years experience at Euro RSCG Circle, British Aerospace and Institute of Physics Publishing and is founder of cxpartners, a user-centred design consultancy for clients such as Nokia, eBay and Microsoft. Giles was President of the UK Usability Professionals Association and he edited PAS 78, the British Standards Institute's Web accessibility guidance.

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