Perceived Speed and Optimization

I was lucky enough to speak at WordCamp Orlando last December.

My presentation, titled Perceived Speed and Optimization, discussed some examples of improving user experience through optimistic interfaces.

Looking back, I probably should’ve waited a few more months so that I could have come up with more examples and I could’ve talked more in-depth about the subject.

You’ll notice that my talk ends at about 12:30 and the video is over 27 minutes long. My presentation ended up being much quicker than I expected. I was so nervous during this presentation due to the size of the theater as well as the caliber of the audience.

I consider this presentation a learning experience and a push to prepare better next time.

For a better explanation of optimistic interfaces see The Need for Speed: Optimistic Web Interfaces.

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