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Tuesday, May 14 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
PRESENTATION: UX for GIS: Leveraging UX to Create Successful Web Applications

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AUTHORS: Nicholas Ranalli*, CDM Smith

ABSTRACT: Your team has access to data and an idea for a web application. The money is spent on resources to design and build the application, and it is deployed and rolled out as planned. However, people aren't using it, and those that do don't seem to be happy with it. Some go as far as saying that it's not "user-friendly." Web application solutions can't rely on data and an idea alone, especially the assumptions that inherently come along with them. An application created by relying only on GIS application templates, features and services won't necessarily meet the needs and goals of its end-users; it may not even be usable by those who aren't domain experts, or technologically or geographically-savvy. This presentation will introduce the field of user experience (UX) and how it's principles and practices can be utilized. It will illuminate the importance of the user's perspective and human factors that play a role in any digital experience. The audience will come away with both an understanding of how UX can be applied to creating geospatial applications, as well as actionable steps to bring UX into their work right away.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
STUDENT CENTER: Mountain View Room

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