I was watching some local sports show the other night and they were covering the Major League Baseball winter meetings, a gathering of GMs and agents, being held at - you guessed it - Walt Disney's Swan and Dolphin Resort. It was weird seeing the pink and sea green carpet/walls lurking behind the reporters. And thinking about all those people in MY lobby, by MY fountain, making deals in MY suites with the foldup beds, and catching up in the lobby bar - it's...it's NOT RIGHT! Well, we'll be there soon enough (6 weeks or so). Maybe the Red Sox will have a closer by then.
On another note, Mary Beth Raven and I are presenting together at Lotusphere on Monday afternoon. Here's are official session info:
ID102 Designing a World-Class User Experience for IBM Lotus Notes
The promise of Lotus Notes 8, the next version of Lotus Notes, is that it will deliver a world class user experience in mail, calendar, and contact management, and new capabilities such as activity management and composite applications. But how do you turn a vision statement into designs, plans, and product? Come learn how the design team and the lead designer approached this transformation. Learn about the guiding principles we used, as we explain the decisions behind the features and style you see in the product today.
My question to you, is this: What do you want to understand about this topic? We have some ideas, of course, but I'd be curious to find out what your expectations are. Don't be shy. And don't think you have to be going to Lotusphere to respond.
Manager, Product Design