Usability 2.0
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The WebGuild‘s April event on Usability 2.0 was a highly informative and entertaining session. It was also well attended with upwards of 300 people present. The panelists provided a wealth of useful and practical information coupled with great anecdotes. Panelists included Luke Wroblewski, senior principal designer at Yahoo! Inc., Jon Wiley (blog), user experience designer at Google, Inc., Sean Kane, director, user interface engineering at Netflix, and moderated by Reshma Kumar (blog), WebGuild vice president and user experience forum chair.

Just out on video, the comprehensive panel discussion covers a huge range of topics, including general design; usability testing; information architecture; the qualitative and quantitative measurement of user experience; and the use of specific tools and techniques.

At two-and-a-half hours long it’s a full-length feature film, but the speakers are excellent and the content high quality.

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(via Usability News)