Wednesday, November 01, 2006

KMWorld: Design in the Age of Web 2.0 by Jeffrey Veen

I'm out in San Jose this week attending the annual KMWorld 2006 Conference and Exposition. If you're unfamiliar with KMWorld, the show's tag line is "Strategies and Tools for Knowledge Management, Content Management, Intranets and Portals". Hands down the best session I attended on Tuesday was Design in the Age of Web 2.0 by Jeffrey Veen. Jeffrey Veen is a Design Manager for Google and founding partner of Adaptive Path. In addition to possessing solid technical acuity, Veen is a talented and charismatic speaker.

For a definition of the term Web 2.0 I'll defer to Wikipedia and term's originator Tim O'Reilly. In his standing room only presentation, Jeffrey debunked misconsceptions about the term Web 2.0, then spoke to the key elements of Web 2.0 as outlined in Tim O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Meme Map including the role of Ajax in the Web 2.0 equation.

You can download the rather large PDF (~20MB) of Jeffrey's graphic rich presentation from his website here.

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