Chris Reckling and I will be giving a talk at Lotusphere next week , entitled:
Designing a World-Class User Experience for Lotus Notes 8
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.
Of course, if you're attending Lotusphere, I encourage you to come to it (Monday at 3:45 in the Dolphin Northern Hemisphere ballrooms D and E), and if you are NOT attending Lotupshere, you'll be able to hear a podcast of the talk a few weeks after Lotusphere-- the Developerworks podcast planners have asked us to re-present it just for the podcast sometime in February.
During the talk, you'll learn that our design partners have played an influential role. They include, but are not limited to, the following companies:
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We have tried to get design partner representation from a variety if industries and geographies. I'm just not at libery to mention them all publically-- thanks to the companies above for letting me mention them. Of course, the design partners are not the only companies and people who have influenced the design. You'll hear more about the other methods we used, including, of course, this blog!