Mira Dontcheva- Graphic Design Tasks and the Web

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.