“What Not to Hear: Usability Parallels in Podcasting” by Jen Yuan
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Time: 6 – 8PM
* Meet & Greet from 6 – 6:30PM *
Location: Benjamin Franklin Room – Houston Hall
University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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About the Presentation
Podcasting has emerged as an important aspect of the Web 2.0 world, and several usability professionals have shared a tremendous wealth of information through this new medium. Taking examples from some of Jared Spool’s podcasts (SpoolCast and Usability Tools Podcast), we’ll examine how the do’s and don’ts in the primarily visual domain of usability translate in the auditory podcasting arena. We’ll also examine what makes an audio file qualify as a podcast, as well as how to subscribe to valuable content for little effort and no cost.
About the Speaker
Jennifer Yuan was part of the organizing team for the inaugural PodCamp Philly podcasting conference, and has been a repeat presenter at PodCamp conferences in the Northeast. She works as an IT Communications Analyst for the Information Systems and Computing (ISC) office at Penn, where she helps to design more usable websites and web application interfaces for clients across the University.