Jesse James Garrett
|Jesse James Garrett|
Jesse James Garrett at the Web 2.0 Konferenz 2007
|Occupation||Academic and Computer scientist|
Jesse James Garrett is a user experience designer based in San Francisco, California and co-founder of Adaptive Path strategy and design consulting firm. He first became popular in the web design and development community with the publication of his diagram titled The Elements of User Experience in early 2000 which was later made into a book. In a 2005 paper, Garrett coined the term Ajax to describe the technology behind emerging services like Google Maps and Google Suggest, as well as the resulting user experience which made it possible to eliminate reloading the whole page.
Jesse James Garrett is a co-founder of Adaptive Path, a user experience strategy and design firm, and co-founded the Information Architecture Institute. His essays have appeared in New Architect, Boxes and Arrows, and Digital Web Magazine. Jesse attended the University of Florida.
Garrett authored The Elements of User Experience, a conceptual model of user-centered design first published as a diagram in 2000 and later as a book in 2002. A second edition of the book was published in 2010. Although originally intended for use in web design, the Elements model has since been adopted in other fields such as software development and industrial design. He also created the first standardized notation for interaction design, known as the Visual Vocabulary.
Garrett's works include ia/recon, an essay on the evolution of the information architecture field, and The Nine Pillars of Successful Web Teams, a conceptual model similar to Elements for team structures and processes. Garrett coined the term Ajax in February 2005. Garrett thought of the term when he realized the need for a shorthand term to represent the suite of technologies he was proposing to a client.
In 2008, Garrett designed the Aurora concept for a future Web browser for the Mozilla Corporation. Garrett's closing keynote at the 2009 Information Architecture Summit (IA Summit 2009), known as the "Memphis Plenary" created controversy and debate  within the user experience community.
In May, 2006 Garrett was awarded Wired Magazine's Rave Award in the field of technology.
Personal life 
Jesse James Garrett grew up in Florida. He lived in Los Angeles for 5 years before moving to San Francisco in 1999. Jesse James Garrett is married to Rebecca Blood.
- The Elements of User Experience
- "Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications". Adaptive Path. 2005-02-18. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
- Mangalindan, Mylene; Buckman, Rebecca (2005-11-03). "New Web-based Technology Draws Applications, Investors". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2006-06-14.
- Dr. Dobb's | All Those Opposed | February 12, 2003
- Yahoo! Mail: Simplicity Holds Up Over Time - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
- Digital Web Magazine - The Psychology of Navigation
- Garrett, Jesse James (October 21, 2002). New Riders Press. p. 208. ISBN 0-7357-1202-6. Missing or empty
- The Visual Vocabulary Three Years Later: An Interview with Jesse James Garrett - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
- Jesse James Garrett: Visual Vocabulary for Information Architecture
- Jesse James Garrett: ia/recon
- adaptive path » the nine pillars of successful web teams
- adaptive path » aurora concept video
- Jesse James Garrett: The Memphis Plenary
- JJG's IA Summit 2009 Keynote | IxDA
- Knight Foundation media innovation contest announces 2011 winners
- Wired Rave Awards
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- Personal homepage
- Adaptive Path
- Information Architecture Institute
- Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications
- Interview discussion on The WELL