Droidcon India

Droidcon's first Indian edition

Use the Right Brain!

Submitted by Hemanth Sharma (@hsharma) on Friday, 28 October 2011

Section: UI and Design Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Lecture

Abstract

Understand the meaning of User Experience or UX as it is called. This session will take you through the tips and tricks of usability, user experience and user interface design for phones and tablets.

Outline

As the super phones and tablets emerge, it is quite obvious that the experience of apps running on it also needs to be equally awesome. Making this happen isn't a simple task, is it? Well, it is if you understand what it means. Understand the meaning of User Experience or UX as it is called. As UX can't stand alone, so can't just the functionality of your apps. UX is also a very important part of your application's behavior and functionality. This session will take you through the tips and tricks of usability, user experience and user interface design for phones and tablets. Learn how the new UX patterns are invented. Learn how not to re-invent what is already awesome. Learn why UX is important and so is simplicity. Sometimes invent, sometimes just use the existing ones. Understand clearly what the end users look for as an experience in your applications.

Requirements

The Right Brain.

Speaker bio

Hemanth Sharma is a Platform Evangelist at Adobe Systems. He has been working on Flash Platform for over 12 years now. A certified expert in Adobe Flash and having worked in Flash Pro, Flash Player, Mobile and Digital Home engineering teams at Adobe, Hemanth has extensive experience in developing applications & games targeting the browser, desktop and multiple mobile devices, tablets and TV/STB. Hemanth is an expert commentator of UI / UX patterns with his wealth of experience implementing design patterns for complex applications. He blogs at http://www.hsharma.com/tech.

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