Google Wave was created as a way for users to achieve faster and more collaborative communication. While it has some features that other modes of communication such as email or text messaging have, it is meant to be able to do things in a way that these modes cannot. Stephanie Hannon, along with Lars Rasmussen, leads this highly interactive demo and Q&A session to show not only the many features of Wave, but also the potential advantages of using it.
In the first half of this session Hannon and Rasmussen demonstrate various features of Wave. Because Google's intent with Wave is to foster user collaboration, its users have been and will continue to be an active part of its development, trying out its features as well as discovering its flaws.
In the second half of the session Hannon and Rasmussen take questions, addressing concerns such as Wave's steep learning curve, its use on mobile devices, the potential need for an etiquette protocol, user discomfort with live typing, and the ability to use live audio and video within a Wave communication.
(Note: the first half of the session relies heavily on visual presentation.)
Stephanie Hannon, the lead product manager for Google Wave, is based in Google's Sydney office. Prior to Sydney she worked in Google's Zurich office, leading the product team for Google Maps for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and before this she was product manager for Gmail at Google in Mountain View, CA. Stephanie holds a B.S. Computer Systems Engineering and M.S.E.E. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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