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Muthu is based in Bangalore, India & works in the xDesign team, Sun Microsystems Bangalore.
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Thursday, May 25, 2006
ACM SIGCHI Bangalore Chapter Meet
Durga Prasad (Chair SIGCHI) gave an intro about SIGCHI Bangalore Chapter .
Jeremy Ashley (Head User Experience Oracle) gave a cool talk about the User Experience activities at Oracle. Oracle will complete setting up their Usability Test Lab by 2007 in Bangalore and are HIRING experienced Usability Engineers and Interaction Designers.
Bhushan Patil (Yahoo India) talked about Web 2.0. Pallavi from SAP Labs talked about stuff like how to effectively network ( use personal contacts) to get access to SAP users in Bangalore and how to store and retrieve the gathered data. Some of the visuals used in this presentation were cool.
And then, Niteesh facilitated a design discussion on "How do we measure design".
Wholistically, the Bangalore CHI crowd is gettin bigger & mature. But, think its high time that we stop beating about the same bush, that too, too often. "User Centered Design" process and activities can evangelized to other teams. I am looking forward to better and different topics next time. Something in the lines of what the BayCHI folks are upto?
Incidentally, and for some shameless self promotion, i got a mention in ACM SIGCHI Interactions Magazine (March 2006) along with Amit Pande from Oracle, Amit Chaudhry from Microsoft etc.,