Ideas for talks at upcoming conferences?


I was just in a meeting with the Visual Studio UX (user experience) team. Someone brought up the topic of upcoming developer conferences and whether or not folks from the UX team would be attending. Then someone suggested that we could even consider doing a talk (or talks), as well as attend the conferences.

Nobody from the UX team has presented at any of the recent (last five years) developer conferences so we have no idea whether or not this would be worthwhile and of interest to other folks. We’d love to know what you think – are there topics that you’d like the UX team to present on at any developer conferences in the near future? If so, what are they? For example, would a talk on API usability be of interest?

Comments (5)

  1. I’d love to see a talk (or talks) on API usability, especially from the cognitive point of view. A bad API leads to an unused API, which is never good. And all too often you find developers designing an API that works best for them, but not necessarily what works best for the other people who have to actually call the API. So yes, a talk on API usablity would go a long way.

  2. I think an API Usability talk would be perfect for the PDC.

  3. John Bates says:

    Definitely a good idea. Non-US conferences too (I’m in Australia).
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  4. John Bates says:

    Definitely a good idea. Non-US conferences too (I’m in Australia).

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