12:15-12:40 Julia Elman: Designing APIs for Humans: Leveraging UX Methods For Develop Human Centered APIs

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are a way modern websites and applications share data with users. From sharing user profile data between services to displaying relevant information from one service to another, APIs enable us to develop a single platform of shared data.

In other words… it’s about people.

This talk will walk through how to leverage the practice of human centered design to create robust and meaningful APIs that help meet users needs. We’ll touch on topics such as:

  • How and why to involve a cross disciplinary on an API team into the HCD process (Engineering, UX, Product).
  • What HCD methods and techniques to use in order to create a healthy API ecosystem.