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RIA Usability & User Experience Expert Mike Padillo To Speak at AJAX World

Padillo is an ardent advocate of high-fidelity prototyping during requirements development

At AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East in New York City later this month Mike Padillo will be helping attendees understand what AJAX affords and which UX (User eXperience) characteristics lend themselves to an AJAX implementation. Currently a UX manager at Vanguard, Padillo has led front-end development efforts for such companies as Fleet Credit Cards, Mellon Private Asset Management, The Bank of New York, Radian Guaranty and Bessemer Trust. Macromedia (now Adobe) has featured his usability designs.

"AJAX is seemingly everywhere," says Padillo, "But is everything a nail to be pounded with the AJAX hammer?"

"Some of the fundamental technologies that AJAX is based on - including HTML, CSS and JavaScript - can offer simpler, more elegant solutions that are better suited to certain user experiences," he continues.

By understanding what AJAX affords and which user experience characteristics lend themselves to an AJAX implementation, Padillo's session will help designers and developers to more suitably use AJAX to deliver more engaging user experiences.

"The applicability of rich interactivity is determined by the continuity of page context as it relates to the user's workflow," notes Padillo, who is an ardent advocate of high-fidelity prototyping during requirements development.

In his spare time, he designed and developed Protonotes, a free AJAX Web service that allows project team members to discuss system functionality, design and requirements directly on prototypes with "sticky notes."

Padillo's session is just of the 90+ sessions, presentations, discussion panels, and keynotes that together make up the 3-day conference program of this month's 5th International AJAXWorld.

The March event features six content-rich tracks:

  • Enterprise RIAs
  • Rich-Web Tools & Case Studies
  • Web 2.0 & Social Applications
  • Enterprise Web 2.0 & Mashups
  • iPhone Developer Summit
  • Aspects of RIA Software

Last Chance to Register for AJAXWorld 2008 East and Save $100 !


AJAXWorld 2008 West Call for Papers Is Open!

Submissions deadline: May 31, 2008

Next October's Conference is already receiving higher-caliber submissions from all over the Rich Internet Applications ecosphere.

The theme of this October's AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 West is 'Beyond AJAX to the RIA Era' and the Call for Papers, which is now open, specifically encourages submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases of the fast-emerging RIA alternatives.

Submissions featuring such use cases as well as on dozens of other RIA topics have already begun streaming in to AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 West, being held in San Jose, CA, on October 20-22, 2008.

Click here to submit your speaking proposal today !


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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to [email protected] to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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