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Friday, May 20 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Pro-Active: Designing a genuinely helpful SQL interface, that even power-users love

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Microsoft’s Clippy showed the world that a computer can use context clues to determine when a person is writing a letter, but that it probably should keep its digital mouth shut. In this talk, we’ll discuss designing a query tool that offers contextualized suggestions (and even warnings) to help users write accurate and performant queries quickly… without making them want to force quit in fury—whether they're less-techy Excel folks or committed command line coders.

Over the course of this fast-paced and fun session we’ll 
  • incorporate learnings from Don Norman, Cliff Nass, and other HCI luminaries (using case studies from self-driving cars and a variety of software examples, both cutting-edge and totally familiar), as well as lessons from user research on beta releases
  • geek out about predictive text (incorporating syntactic, semantic, and social clues) 
  • explore how to provide suggestions or interventions at just the right time and in just the right way to maximize utility and minimize frustration
  • and much more…

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Aaron Kalb

Head of Product, Alation
Aaron has spent his career crafting delightful and empowering human-computer interactions, especially through natural language interfaces. After leaving Stanford with a BS and an MS in Symbolic Systems and working at Apple on iOS and Siri (doing engineering, research, and design in... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2016 2:10pm - 2:50pm PDT

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