User: Action! Leading Users to Action Through Design: a presentation by Solana Crawford at O\'Reilly Media Web 2.0 Conference ,Berlin 2008
DESIGN about TOWN
Solana Crawford founded DESIGN about TOWN in 2005 and now serves as Chief Design Officer. She has over 13 years of experience in the print design and advertising fields and over 8 years in the web design and interactive arena. Solana has taught Graphic Design at “Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales” in Buenos Aires (one of Fast Company’s top 15 “Fastest Cities” in 2007) and currently reviews students portfolios as well as serves as a Judge for design and web award giving associations. Solana is also on the Board of Directors for Paco Gomes and Dancers (www.pacogomesdance.com ).
With DESIGN about TOWN Solana has put together an amazing team of professionals who excel at design, programming, copy writing and client service.
Solana holds a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
User: Action! Leading Users to Action Through Design
Solana Crawford (DESIGN about TOWN)
14:35 Thursday, 23-10-2008
There’s something that takes that extra step, that goes beyond user interface (form) and user experience (function)... And it is that moment that each company with online presence wants its target user to reach: the click-moment. Whether it is to donate, buy, sign up or send, it is that decision-making-second, right before the user takes action, that will change their state of mind, their mood, they way they feel based on the action that was just taken.
Design elements are key in accomplishing this. The right color choice will get you a new customer, and the wrong one can make you lose a potential investor. You need to show you know not just your product or service, but also your audience. Making them feel good about taking action takes you and your company a long ways.
What will be covered:
- Today’s design trends.
- Which design elements entice users to take action: Shapes, colors, images…
- Use of color to prompt users to take action.
- How simple or sophisticated to design your site so users take action.