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Tuesday, September 25 • 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Where the User Meets the Code: Lessons from IxD - Noah Crowley, InfluxDat

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Your API is the means by which developers interact with your product; from their first curl to deep integration with their systems, continued engagement depends on developer happiness and ease of use. Crafting interfaces that users love requires going beyond technical requirements and one-to-one mappings over your business data. Interaction Design
(IxD) provides us with a framework for thinking about how users engage with and experience interactive systems—so what can API designers learn from the field? What are affordances, and how do they apply to communications protocols? How can we use personas to gain insight into user behavior? How do we provide feedback to reduce cognitive friction within the system?

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Noah Crowley

Developer Advocate, InfluxData
Noah is a Developer Evangelist at InfluxData, focused on DevOps with a dash of IoT. He has worked as a systems administrator, audio engineer, production coordinator for an animation studio, and as a software developer building DevOps tools. Noah holds a master’s degree from the... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Davidson Ballroom B 1/2