I gave a two day workshop on User Experience best practices in Web 2.0 at Gallup (yes, the polling organization) in Omaha last week.
Here's a slide from the seminar I thought you might find interesting capturing Usability 2.0 (whatever that is). It is a take on the infamous O'Reilly diagram capturing Web 2.0 concepts. My favorite is"iphone like magic" because I have had clients asking for web applications with that description.
BTW, my definition of Web 2.0 for the Gallup seminar audience was:
- Driven by a community of “hipsters” (eg. The Bay Area) internalizing and absorbing usability and User Centered Design methodology with the deliberate goal of creating cool, useful and usable aka ‘elegant user experiences’.
- A movement backed by movers and shakers (eg. Google and O’Reilly press) that has supported an open-source ethos (free; share; contribute), community and infrastructure.
- As of December 2008, no longer hype (e.g Ajax hype satire is still a running joke in corporate teams)…”Web 2.0” = core architecture that can be valuable (if applied sensibly).
Here's a definition from Wikipedia, which I think is right on:
What does Web 2.0 mean to you? Do you even use that word anymore to describe a desired web user experience strategy? (I don't).
p.s. I sent a client an email a few months ago and mentioned keeping current with Web 2.0 best practices and he nearly threw a shoe at me by email ;-) And this is a VP I have successfully worked with on some great 2.0 sites for his company. Anybody had similar experiences?
Frank Spillers, MS