Monday, May 9th, 2005

Ajax Summit: Jefferey Veen and Lane Becker, Adaptive Path

Category: Ajax

Adaptive Path, one of the hosts, has some “lessons learned” for their product world (“What? Adaptive Path is doing product?”). Unfortunately the red light is going to come on soon.

Some core topics:

  • Progressive Engagement: We can see that Jeff gets UI design, and the psyche of web based users. The application that is being showed really tries to let a user give minimal time to get going, and they can get deeper and deeper (and give more of their time) if they want.
  • Seamless Navigation: Explore, explore, explore.
  • Documenting Ajax Design: What we learned together, vs. what do we do. There are now many states for each widget, which makes documentation harder. One approach is to use video capture, or animation tools (Flash/Powerpoint).

Jeff talks about stealing versus standards. With these new UI components, every application does in place editing differently. What icon do you use to show something is happening on the server. Save/Cancel? Everyone is different.

A nicely designed application. Will be interesting to see it launch.

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