Scheduled at 3:30pm in WB IV on Thursday January, 1.#9105
- Stefan Heymanns, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix Inc.
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
At Netflix, all new UI features and changes to existing UI elements undergo rigorous A/B testing to measure their impact on the end user. This includes all non-trivial accessibility components. This presentation will investigate some of our (sometimes surprising) findings.
Netflix is one of the leaders in Big Data analytics and almost all new development is rigorously A/B tested before being productized. While experience, intuition, industry best practices and user studies provide valuable starting points, at-scale user testing often exposes surprising impact of even the smallest changes.
This presentation will investigate how small, innocuous changes to the UI can have surprising consequences, and how non-trivial accessibility improvements can affect the experience and behavior of the general user base as a whole.
- Introduction to A/B Testing at Netflix
- Exposing Unexpected Impact of UI Changes through A/B Testing
- Understanding the Overall User Impact by Introducing Accessibility Improvements
Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision
Information Technology, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access
Professional * Netflix Inc., Los Gatos, CA -- Senior UI Engineer (Web Player) (Oct. 2013 – Present)
* Stanford University, Stanford, CA -- Senior Front End Web Developer (SAA) (March 2010 – Oct. 2013)
* Yahoo! Inc., Sunnyvale, CA -- Front End Web Developer (Yahoo! Finance) (May 2009 – March 2010) -- Front End Web Developer (My Yahoo!) (Jan. 2008 – April 2009) -- “Juku” Front End Training Program (Oct. 2007 – Dec. 2007)
* Symantec Corp, Cupertino, CA -- Lead Web Developer (Aug. 2005 – Oct. 2007)
Education * San Francisco State University (Cum Laude 2006) -- BS Computer Science / Mathematics Minor