Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, February 5, 2003
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

A Next-Generation Consumer Photo Application
Challenges in Creating a Simple Yet Powerful User Experience

Michael Slater
Adobe Systems
About the talk:

Adobe has developed Photoshop Album, a next-generation photo application that enables consumers to organize, fix, share, and preserve their digital photos. Previous solutions have been too complex for many consumers to accept, and a radical change in approach was needed to both simplify the user's experience and deliver more capability. This talk will describe the new paradigms used in this program and explore several of the challenging design issues, especially with regard to achieving consumer ease-of-use.

About the speaker:

Michael Slater is a senior manager in Adobe's Digital Imaging and Video business unit, responsible for technology strategy. He was formerly the chairman and cofounder of PhotoTablet, later renamed Fotiva, which developed a photo management application before being acquired by Adobe in December, 2001. Prior to founding PhotoTablet, he was the founder and editorial director of the Microprocessor Report newsletter, and organizer of the Microprocessor Forum conference.

Contact information:

Michael Slater
141 Stony Circle, Suite 235
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

707 284 2421
707 581 1765