User Experience Professionals Association of DC

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The Impact of Social Models (Luke Wroblewski)

  • Monday, October 24, 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
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The Impact of Social Models (Luke Wroblewski)

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Microsoft Building
5404 Wisconsin Ave, 5th Floor
Chevy Chase, MD

Nearest Metro Stop: Friendship Heights is a few blocks away.

Parking: There are various pay garages in the vicinity. Limited on-street parking is also available.


6:00 - 6:30: Networking & Light Snacks

6:30 - 7:30 Presentation by Luke Wroblewski

7:30 - 9:00 Post Event Drinks at Clydes (drink tickets are included)

Full Description:

As Richard Farson's truism "no one smokes in church no matter how addicted" points out, context informs almost everything that happens in an environment. Online social experiences are no exception.

How a product's social model is set up can impact not only who contributes, but how much, and why. From permission-based subscriptions to one-click follows, Luke will discuss the attributes and implications of several popular social models by looking at data and behavior in the Web's most popular social applications.

Event sponsored by Limina Application Office


About the Speaker:

Luke Wroblewski

Luke is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide.

Luke was Co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter Inc. just nine months after being launched publicly. Prior to this, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital and the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-thinking integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

Luke is the author of the upcoming book Mobile First, two already popular Web design books (Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) and many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.'s platform team, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products (such as eBay Express and Kijiji) and internal tools and processes. He also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.

About the Sponsor:

Limina Application Office (Limina) is a professional research, strategy and design consultancy dedicated to helping our clients integrate usability throughout the product lifecycle.  We are focused on empowering users to meet their maximum potential by elevating the quality of their work experience. Our team has a broad background in product and domain specific application design from desktop to web environments.

We are passionate about the development of usable products and have demonstrated capability to dive deep into subject matter domains to extract key factors for successful application design. Our designs extend beyond a surface level understanding of work practice to present users with clear and integrated tools that can broaden their cognitive abilities.

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