Web Bloopers: Common Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 9:00am
MIT Room 34-101
Jeff Johnson

This seminar presents common Web design bloopers and ways to avoid them. The seminar includes exercises in which participants spot bloopers on pages provided by the instructor and on live websites. There will be discussions on how to avoid and correct them. After completing this seminar, participants will have a checklist for evaluating their own Web development projects. Participants will become better designers and customers of websites and online services.

Who Should Attend?

Beginner to intermediate Web designers, Web developers, Web QA engineers, usability testers, development managers and anyone who would benefit from an overview of the principles of good Website and application design.

Seminar in Detail: 
  • Content Bloopers
  • Task-Support Bloopers
  • Navigation Bloopers
  • Search Bloopers
  • Text and Writing Bloopers
  • Link Presentation Bloopers
  • Graphic & Layout Bloopers

Advanced Registration Price: $80.00 Good until Monday, 10/18/2004
Regular Price: $90.00

Jeff Johnson is a Principal Consultant at UI Wizards, Inc., a product usability consulting firm. He has worked in Human-Computer Interaction since 1978. After earning B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale and Stanford, he worked as a UI designer and implementer, engineer manager, usability tester, and researcher at Cromemco, Xerox, US West, Hewlett-Packard Labs and Sun. He has published numerous articles and books on HCI and the impact of technology on society.

Title: Web Bloopers: 60 Common Web Design Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them
Author(s): Jeff Johnson
Publisher: Morgan Kauffman
List price: $49.95
PDS price: $35.00
Title: GUI Bloopers: Don’ts and Do’s for Software Developers and Web Designers
Author(s): Jeff Johnson
Publisher: Morgan Kauffman
List price: $47.95
PDS price: $35.00
Jared Spool

MIT is at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, just on the north side of Memorial Drive(on the north shore of the Charles River), in Cambridge, MA.

Map showing the MIT campus. The red building is Bldg. 34; the Kendall T-Station is on Main Street off the right side of the map.

Building 34 is located on Vassar Street about half way between Main Street and Massachusetts Ave. It is a small square building turned 45 degrees to the street so it may look like a diamond, especially with a glass atrium entrance. Building 34 is set back a few yards from the street and the line of other buildings. It is between buildings 36 and 38.

Parking: Vassar Street on the other side of Mass Ave has a parking lot, a garage, and plenty of spaces on the street. MIT West Annex Lot and West Garage

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