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July 19, 2006

User Experience at Google (Video)

Jen Fitzpatrick manages Google's user experience team, which is responsible for the user interface design and usability analysis of Google's many products. In this video, she talks about the simplicity of Google's homepage, how Google teams decide to add new features, how they came up with "did you mean...?" spell-checker. There are also many funny stories: when Google first launched Gmail Chat, the small pop-up window looked so unfamiliar that people didn't know how to send a message. A great video from the TechTalks series.

2 comments:

  1. I did not like the video quality and definitely not the angle at which it was shot :(

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  2. True, but the presentation was really nice. I usually don't embed videos, but this one is a good reference if someone asks you about Google UI.

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