UIE Virtual Seminar Presentation

The Visual Design of Web Applications: Creating Usable and Beautiful Designs

Hagan Rivers

Hagan Rivers, Two Rivers Consulting

Length: 90 Minutes

Price: $129.00 (includes handout)

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Would you like to have lifetime access to the most groundbreaking thinking in the world of Experience Design? Instead of traveling to a training course, you and your colleagues can hear the latest insights on the most important design topics right from your office.

Watching a UIE Virtual Seminar couldn't be simpler. You'll view the presentation in your web browser and listen to it with your computer speakers. (We've tested the seminar using Firefox and Internet Explorer on both Macs and PCs with great success.) All you'll need is a web browser equipped with the Macromedia Flash Player (version 6 or newer) and a connection to the Internet.

Seminar Description

In this Virtual Seminar, Hagan Rivers, a pioneer web application developer, will take a closer look at the visual design of web applications. She will cover key strategies for creating both usable and aesthetically pleasing web applications for your customers.

Many development teams are neglecting a critical part of web application design: the Visual Design. The visual design of web applications is not just the "fluffy stuff" or something that teams can delay until the end of the development process. When development teams focus their efforts on the visual design of their applications, they create web applications that are usable, visually pleasing, and influence how users feel about the design and the organization behind it.

In this seminar you will learn about:

Hagan will share her experience with these issues, provide practical, useful tips that you can start using right away, and get you thinking about the future of visual design.

Instructor Biography

Hagan Rivers is a pioneer designer of web applications who has worked on several of the web's most sophisticated applications. Hagan’s desire to design complex and elegant applications has placed her at the cutting edge of interaction design for each of the 15 years since receiving her Computer Science degree from MIT. She was the lead designer of Netscape from version 1.0 through 4.0, simultaneously designing on Windows, Mac, and Motif and in HTML. Hagan profoundly affected both the design of the internet and design for the internet.

Hagan worked on some of the very first web based interfaces and she continues to push the envelope of web application design in her current role as a partner at Two Rivers Consulting. She has designed and improved upon software for the general population, healthcare and insurance professionals, analysts, retailers, scientists, system administrators. Her clients have included large and emerging companies, as well as nonprofit organizations and philanthropic causes.

Hagan has been a top-rated presenter at dozens of speaking engagements around the world, including her many appearances at UIE's User Interface Conference.

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