What Website Developers Need to Learn from Power Users
They understand the data and how it can and should be used much better than the average user in focus groups. They also have an amazing sense of the “average” user as well as needed marketing for the data. Search routines, appropriate parsing, data presentation, instructions; these issues, and more, will be covered in a Q&A discussion panel with four prominent genealogy website power users and all interested developers.
Barbara Renick teaches at national genealogy conferences and the Family History Center in Orange, California; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary; and currently serves on the NGS Board of Directors as secretary. The ‘Z’ Links page at her ZRoots.com Web site is also very popular among genealogists who use it as their browser home page.
Kory L. Meyerink
KORY L. MEYERINK, MLS, AG, FUGA, Founding partner of ProGenealogists in Salt Lake City, a division of Ancestry.com. Formerly with the Family History Library. Past President of UGA, founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Editor and author of Printed Sources, adjunct professor for BYU and San Jose State University.