Graphic Design Tasks and the Web
Speaker: Mira Dontcheva, Adobe Research, San Francisco
Date: Friday, October 15 2010
Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Location: Star Seminar Room (32-D463)
Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL
Contact: Katrina Panovich, 630-853-8164, email@example.comRelevant URL:
The Web is an increasingly important part of everyday life. Today, the Web is no longer just used for making travel plans, reading the news, and connecting to social networks. It's part of almost every task. But some tasks are better suited for current Web infrastructures. For example, programming is text-oriented which means that programmers can make use of general purpose search and browsing interfaces. In contrast, graphic design is a visual task and graphic designers often struggle to use the Web to accomplish tasks. In this talk I will describe our research with graphic designers and discuss major challenges and opportunities for Web tools for graphic designers.
Mira Dontcheva is a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe Systems. Mira's research focuses on search and sensemaking interfaces. Since joining Adobe, Mira has been learning about designers and developers and building new tools to support their information needs. Earlier this year, Mira published her first edited book - No Code Required: Giving Users Tools to Transform the Web. Mira completed her PhD at the University of Washington in 2008. She was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan and completed her BSE in computer engineering in 2000.
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