Fast, cheap & somewhat in control

Ten lessons from the design of SlideShare

Rashmi Sinha

This talk is about how we used agile design methods for SlideShare and the lessons learnt. Just how much of the IA toolkit gets left behind? Is the death of IA imminent? Come hear the answers at this reprise of the closing plenary of the 2007 IA Summit in Las Vegas.

Rashmi SinhaRashmi Sinha is a designer, researcher and entrepreneur. She leads the team that created SlideShare (often described as “YouTube for Powerpoint”), and MindCanvas (think online surveys meet online games).

Prior to Uzanto, Rashmi worked as a researcher at the School of Information Management, UC Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Brown University. Rashmi writes a blog at rashmisinha.com using a social and cognitive lens to examine people’s interactions with technology. She is involved in the HCI community, was one of the founding members of the Information Architecture Society, and co-chairs the monthly BayCHI talk series.

One Response to “Fast, cheap & somewhat in control”

  1. Heading to Sydney for Web Directions South & OZ IA Summit : Rashmi Sinha’s weblog says:

    [...] I am also talking at the OZ IA Summit this weekend about the lessons learned from the design of SlideShare. [...]