Megnut on Conference Usability
…and then there’s Megnut.
In order to get usability out to the masses, Meg Hourihan (codename: Megnut) explains it in terms of something much more familiar than personas, scenarios, and task analysis. In her first Megnut column at O’Reilly Network, she discusses Attendee-Centered Conference Design, i.e. conference usability.
In the past year I’ve been to six conferences and my experiences as a speaker and an attendee have ranged from wonderful to down-right awful. And in nearly every case, simple decisions influenced the outcome of the panel. The person who makes the decision — and more importantly, why they make the choice they do — determines the outcome not only of one session, but potentially the entire conference.
(via Scott Andrew)