Making Semantic Web applications more usable and enjoyable.

This is a resource for people who are interested in design, usability, information architecture and software development; people who also see the importance of thinking about the impact of the Semantic Web and open Linked Data. Explore the presentations, follow the example links, and try things for yourself. Then apply them in your projects. Then tell your friends.

The Semantic Web is Different from Web 1.0 and 2.0

There is a significant amount of power and opportunity that has come from the simple act of naming the relationships between items of data - whether the data are individual items in data sets or full Web pages. We want to put that power in the hands of users, and make their experience easy and effective.

What will you find here?

  • Links to examples of interesting interfaces and applications
  • Many pointers to tools and sites from open source or academic communities that you can access and use free
  • Explanations in plain English
  • Some reasons why it is really important to think about usable design now, in the early stages of the Semantic Web

What won't you find here?

  • Marketing hype
  • Lots of detailed technical jargon
  • Technology for technology's sake