BarCamp PDX: User Experience session

I’m going to post my notes from the BarCamp Portland sessions here.

Packed room. We started out brainstorming one word each that’s related to the user experience. Ideas include: results, easy, story, predictable, relevant.

Startups: Don’t be afraid to throw some UI paradigm away. Your users may hate it, however much you love it.

Does gradually changing the UI work, or piss people off? No consensus.

Techies are really bad at pretending to be the naive users, so test it on real users!

Accessible interfaces as secondary UIs are different and need to be tested as such.

User personas are caricatures of reality and don’t model true users well.

And then we ran out of time…