HCW Lab Members at Scripting Enabled 2008Published: Monday, 22 September 2008
[image src="http://188.8.131.52/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/scripting-enabled-logo.jpg" alt="" class="right"] On 19th and 20th September 2008 Yeliz Yesilada, Andy Brown and Darren Lunn from the HCW Lab attended Scripting Enabled.[image src="http://184.108.40.206/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/scripting-enabled-logo.jpg" alt="" class="right"]
The second day, dubbed "Hacker's Day", was an interactive session where Web developers and users got together to share problems and come up with working prototype solutions. There were a number of ideas proposed, including using OpenID and microformats to auto-fill form fields; creating a custom CSS for enabling line-wrapping for any site; and creating walking instructions using geolocation and Transport for London public transport data. The day allowed developers to gain insights into how their design decisions can adversely affect users. It also enabled users to understand what was, and was not, technically feasible and why some Websites are designed the way they are.