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The User Experience track at f8

July 22, 2008ByAmi Vora

It’s been over a year since we launched Facebook Platform at the last f8 conference, and we’re excited to see you again this year! We’re looking forward to chatting with you about what we've all learned over the past year, and how we can continue to build a better ecosystem together.

The user experience track at f8 covers how we think about designing user experiences in our own products, and we hope you’ll contribute what you’ve learned about serving your users. All of our presentations include recommendations and best practices from our own experiences building products for millions of users, and we’ll discuss how we incorporate user feedback to rapidly iterate on and improve products. We also want to hear about your own experience as you’ve tackled these problems.

This year, we’re offering four sessions in the user experience track, covering everything from how to build for new and upcoming Facebook functionality such as Facebook Connect and the new Facebook design, and a conversation with top application developers about best practices for building social applications. A few members of our design team will also join us for a session on how we approach design and user experience at Facebook.

3:30 - 4:15 pm: Introducing the New Facebook Profile & More
Ruchi Sanghvi and Josh Elman
In this session, you will learn everything you need to know about the new Facebook profile, Feeds and other changes to Facebook Platform, including new authorization and user permissions. Learn how to successfully modify your applications to take advantage of the new integration points.

4:30 - 5:15 pm: Integrating Facebook Connect into your Website
Dave Morin and Mike Vernal
Since 2006, Facebook Platform APIs have supported integration into your website to make your site social. In this session, we will walk through the new features that will be available with Facebook Connect. Learn how Facebook Connect can help you socialize and streamline your website using trusted authentication, real identity, friends access, and dynamic privacy.

6:00 - 6:45 pm: Building Great Applications on Facebook
Sandra Liu Huang (Moderator); Hadi Partovi, President & Co-Founder, iLike; Joe Green, President & Co-Founder, Causes; Sebastien de Halleux, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Playfish; and Ashley Randall, Senior Product Manager, TripAdvisor
Over 24,000 applications have been launched on Facebook Platform in the last year. In this session, we'll discuss guiding principles and best practices for designing great social applications that stand out. Hear from other developers on what they’ve learned and done to create compelling user experiences.

7:00 - 7:45 pm: Design and User Experience at Facebook
Julie Zhuo (Q&A with Aaron Sittig)
At Facebook, we are constantly working to make Facebook easier and more efficient for more than 80 million active users. Hear directly from the Facebook Design team on how we think about design and user experience at Facebook and how you can apply this to your applications for a seamless integration. The team will cover how Facebook designed its earliest applications such as Photos and Events.

Join us for the sessions that appeal to you, and check out the rest of the conference schedule. We’re looking forward to hanging out with you at f8 – see you soon!