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What are Rich Internet Applications or RIAs? Are they the panacea for everything that ails us? User Experience expert Laurie Gray from OneSpring will discuss some of the most common attitudes toward ...

What are Rich Internet Applications or RIAs? Are they the panacea for everything that ails us? User Experience expert Laurie Gray from OneSpring will discuss some of the most common attitudes toward RIA’s and address the 5 biggest myths surrounding this exciting technology. This presentation was used in the March 18, 2008 Catalyze Community Webcast.

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    Catalyze Webcast - Five Myths Of RIA With Laurie Gray - 031808 Catalyze Webcast - Five Myths Of RIA With Laurie Gray - 031808 Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome to the Catalyze Monthly Webcast
      • Thank you for joining today’s webcast – we will start about 3 minutes past the top of the hour.
        • Questions - Please send a Chat message to the Host and Panelists if you have any questions before or during the presentation.
        • Q&A Session – We will have time at the end of the webcast for Q&A. Please use the Q&A feature to send any questions to the Host, and we will answer them at the end of the presentation.
        • Posting Slides and Recording - We will be posting the slides and recording from the webcast to Catalyze in the next few days.
      www.mycatalyze.org [email_address]
    • Five Myths of RIA Usability
      • Laurie Gray, Senior Consultant, OneSpring
      • March 18, 2008
    • 2008: The State of the Web
      • “ People have no idea where they are, how to get to where they want to be, or even what their options for travel might be…You might assume that designers would be putting high effort into ensuring that their users were given every possible cue as to form and function, but nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, designers are creating invisible buttons, checkboxes that look like radio buttons, jumps across the world that are indistinguishable in appearance, but not behavior, from a jump two paragraphs down the page…”
    • 2008: The State of the Web
      • “ People have no idea where they are, how to get to where they want to be, or even what their options for travel might be…You might assume that designers would be putting high effort into ensuring that their users were given every possible cue as to form and function, but nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, designers are creating invisible buttons, checkboxes that look like radio buttons, jumps across the world that are indistinguishable in appearance, but not behavior, from a jump two paragraphs down the page…”
      • Bruce Tognazzini, Ask Tog
      • October, 1998
    • RIA’s:
      • Software
      • Above the level of the operating system
      • Universally available
      • Any computer, any context.
      • Run them in the web browser, desktop, or mobile devices
      • Powerful user interfaces
      • Work or play in ways that are familiar, intuitive, and exciting
      • Leverage the best of the web, without sacrificing the power of the desktop
      • Tony MacDonnell
      • Inside RIA
      • http://www.insideria.com/2008/01/the-ria-elevator-speech.html
    • Who are the RIA Players?
      • AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)
    • Who are the RIA Players?
      • FLEX (Adobe)
    • Who are the RIA Players?
      • AIR (Adobe)
    • Who are the RIA Players?
      • Silverlight (Microsoft)
    • Who are the RIA Players?
      • Others:
      • Java (Applets, JavaFX)
      • Open Source: Laszlo
    • Myths: Myth #5
      • RIA’s provide the perfect vehicle for sexy, splashy sites
    • Myths: Myth #5
      • RIA’s provide the perfect vehicle for sexy, splashy sites
      RIA’s are amazing tools for complex, transactional, data driven web sites.
    • Myths: Myth #5
      • RIA’s provide the perfect vehicle for sexy, splashy sites
      RIA’s are amazing tools for complex, transactional, data driven web sites. Data Visualization:
    • Myths: Myth #5
      • RIA’s provide the perfect vehicle for sexy, splashy sites
      RIA’s are amazing tools for complex, transactional, data driven web sites. Data Views:
    • Myths: Myth #5
      • RIA’s provide the perfect vehicle for sexy, splashy sites
      • RIA’s are amazing tools for complex, transactional, data driven web sites.
      • Of course, they do turn out the sexy, splashy, and fun sites, too:
      • Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer
      • Academy Awards Website
      • VW Finder (UK)
      • Google Maps
      • “ RIA’s bring people-centered design to information workspaces.” Forrester, 2007
      Myths: Myth #4
      • “ RIA’s bring people-centered design to information workspaces.” Forrester, 2007
      Myths: Myth #4
        • “ I will say that most, if not all of your users will have no idea whether your app was built in Flex, Silverlight, or AJAX, or event [sic] know what those words mean. They will have an experience with your application, and if its a bad experience, regardless of how great the technology is, they won't come back.”
        • Peter Baird, UX Consultant, Adobe, May 03, 2007
    • Myths: Myth #3
      • If you’ve designed web sites, you can design RIA’s
    • Myths: Myth #3
      • If you’ve designed web sites, you can design RIA’s
    • Myths: Myth #2
      • It’s just like our software! Of course our users will understand it!
    • Myths: Myth #2
      • It’s just like our software! Of course our users will understand it!
      Is it software? Is it the Web?
    • Myths: Myth #1
      • Because of their very nature, RIA’s provide a better User Experience than traditional HTML sites.
    • Myths: Myth #1
      • Because of their very nature, RIA’s provide a better User Experience than traditional HTML sites.
    • Myths: Myth #1
      • Because of their very nature, RIA’s provide a better User Experience than traditional HTML sites.
    • Myths: Myth #1
      • Because of their very nature, RIA’s provide a better User Experience than traditional HTML sites.
    • Myths: Myth #1
      • Because of their very nature, RIA’s provide a better User Experience than traditional HTML sites.
    • Myths: Myth #1
      • Because of their very nature, RIA’s provide a better User Experience than traditional HTML sites.
    • Call to Action
      • Read, read, read!
      • Experiment
      • Assist your development team
      • Collaborate and move toward standardization
    • Resource List
      • Slide 3: http://www.asktog.com/columns/015WebDesignRant.html
      • Slide 4: http://www.insideria.com/2008/01/the-ria-elevator-speech
      • Slide 6: http://maps.google.com
      • Slide 7: http://sproutbuilder.com/
      • Slide 8: The AIR Ebay Desktop
      • Slide 9: http://sl.weatherbug.com/?zip=30328
      • Slide 13: http://www.mpggenie.com/Mpg-Genie.cfm
      • Slide 14: http://www.sensorpro.net/flexicharts/dashboardMain.html
      • Slide 16: http://www.adobe.com/enterprise/pdfs/Forrester_RRogowski_BusCase_for_RIAs3_07.pdf
      • Slide 17: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mc/archives/experience_design/index.cfm
      • Slide 19: http://idea2reality.net
      • Slide 21: Phoenix Image Editor, http://a.viary.com
      • Slide 23: http://www.zapatec.com/website/main/products/slider/demo.jsp - slider.html
      • Slide 24: http://webfx.eae.net/dhtml/slider/demo.html
      • Slide 25: http://blog.flexexamples.com/2007/11/03/toggling-a-flex-slider-controls-tickinterval-property/
      • Slide 26: http://blog.digitalbackcountry.com/?p=780
      • Other good stuff:
        • InsideRIA
        • Ryan Stewart
        • Jesse Warden
        • Adobe Labs
        • Adobe Flex
        • Silverlight developer’s site
        • Mozilla /AJAX developer center
      • Questions?