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Web Innovators Group 28 (WebInno28) – Five Year Anniversary: Monday, November 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM (ET) — FREE November 22, 2010

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Web Innovators Group 28 (WebInno28) – Five Year Anniversary: Monday, November 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM (ET) — FREE

WebInno is an informal gathering of people interested in internet and mobile innovation – open and FREE to all in the community.

This WebInno is special, as we’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of the event. We’ll both take a look back at the past five years and ahead to next five. Join the entire community in gathering around innovation in the entrepreneurial web ecosystem.

We begin with the doors officially opening at 6:30pm in the Cambridge Royal Sonesta Hotel. At 7pm in the Grand Ballroom we’ll hold our usual format of self-/angel-funded startups demo’ing to the audience in Main Dish showcases, and select an “Audience Choice” winner of the crowd’s favorite. During the entire evening’s event, Side Dish startup companies will provide informal demonstrations to the networking crowd from the Skyline Suites room.

(presenting at 7pm):

FanSwarm (Ayeah Games) – Doug Levin
HowAboutWe – Brian Schechter

Moontoast – Blair Heavey & Marcus Whitney

(demo’ing throughout the evening):

Ginger Software – Miki Feldman-Simon

My-Take – Rich Armstrong & Todd Hoskins

Penmia – Puneet Gangal

SocialSci – Leon Noel

Smashion – Daniel Ruan

Promoboxx – Ben Carcio & Dan Koziak

Woopid – Lester Rosensaft & Craig James

Monday, November 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM (ET)

Royal Sonesta Cambridge
40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142

Web Innovators Group
The Web Innovators Group (WebInno) is comprised of people engaged in internet and mobile innovation in the Boston area. We aim to support entrepreneurs, visionaries, and creative thinkers in the field by holding events which foster community interaction.
Our regular meetings provide a forum for entrepreneurs from self-funded/early-stage startups to present new services to their peers, as well as an opportunity for everyone in the community to share and exchange ideas.

WebInno was founded and is currently led by David Beisel of NextView Ventures.

What’s the difference between a Graphic Designer, an Information Architect and an Interaction Designer? September 15, 2010

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Information Architecture is the study of the organization and structure of effective web systems. Information architects study and design the relationships between internal page elements, as well as the relationships and navigation paths between individual pages. They combine Web design, information and library science as well as technical skills to order enterprise knowledge and design organizational systems within websites that help Users find and manage information more successfully. They are also responsible for things like ordering tabs and content sections of a web-based software application.  They try to structure content and access to functions in such a way as to facilitate Users finding paths to knowledge and the swift accomplishment of their User Goals with the System.

Graphic Design is the skill of creating presentations of content (usually hypertext or hypermedia) that are delivered to Users through the World Wide Web, by way of a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet television clients, micro blogging clients and RSS readers. Graphic designers study and design graphic elements, logos, artwork, stock photography, typography, font selection, color selection, color palettes and CSS styles.

Interaction Design is the process of creating an interface for the user to engage with a site or application’s functionality and content. Interaction designers are concerned mainly with facilitating users’ goals and tasks, and use a systematic and iterative process for designing highly interactive user interfaces. Their methodology includes research and discovery techniques such as requirements analysis, stakeholder analysis, task analysis, as well as prototyping, inspection and evaluation methods to define the structure and behavior of a web-based software system.

What’s the difference between Design and User Experience?

  • Design is about changing understanding; user experience is about changing behavior.
  • Design is about intent; user experience is about purpose.
  • Design is about style; user experience is about substance.
  • Design is about the platform; user experience is about the person.
  • Design is about the present; user experience is about the past and future.
  • Design is about action; user experience is about impact.
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