- 08:00 Registration
- Be sure to arrive early in order to grab your favourite seat!
- 08:50 Opening remarks
- Marko Dugonjić
- 09:00 Spirit of the Web
- Jeremy Keith
With the explosion of web-enabled devices of all shapes and sizes, the practice of web design and development seems more complex than ever. But if we can learn to see below this overwhelming surface to the underlying web beneath, we can learn to make sites not for specific devices but for the people using them. This presentation will demonstrate how tried and tested principles like REST and progressive enhancement are more important than ever. By embracing the spirit of the web, you can ensure that your websites are backwards compatible and future friendly.
- 09:45 Psychology for Designers
- Joe Leech
Joe will talk about how to use psychology to make your designs more effective and make you a better designer.
- 10:30 Coffee Break
- 11:00 Sketching User Experience
- Eva-Lotta Lamm
Sketching is a crucial tool for designers to have in their skillset. It’s cheap, fast and easy to learn. Many design and product teams today have embraced sketching as part of their (agile) process.
In her talk, Eva-Lotta will first cover a few basics and explain how you can build on what you already know and do. She will talk about how you can refine your sketching skills and how to apply them more effectively, both on your own as well as when working with a group.
She will share examples, tips and thoughts on process, practicing and how to move beyond boxes and arrows to extend your sketching skills into richer forms of visual expression like storyboarding and sketchnoting.
- 12:30 Lunch
- Served to all attendees, our famous who to sit whom algorithm will make sure you get just the right company at the table.
- 14:00 Responsive Web Design: Clever Tips and Techniques
- Vitaly Friedman
Responsive Web design challenges Web designers to adapt a new mindset to their design processes as well as techniques they are using in design and code. This talk provides an overview of various practical techniques, tips and tricks that you might want to be aware of when working on a new responsive design project.
- 14:45 Type in Media
- Veronika Burian
Media is based on communication and communication happens to a large extent via language and its visual expression, i.e. type in its various forms. Nowadays we have to deal with more than one medium and typography can help creating the necessary coherence. It is a dominant way to distinguish one publication from the other.
- 15:30 Coffee Break
- 16:00 Revolutionizing Government Content
- Sarah Richards
What happens when you put government content firmly in the hands of content experts rather than policy people? GOV.UK has created new content design principles, including a style guide based entirely on online best practices and user testing. The days of complicated sign-off and approval are gone. Now content creators write based on user needs only, and content is simply fact-checked for accuracy before publication.
- 16:45 Prototyping User Experience
- Leisa Reichelt
This is the tale of a reformed UX Designer who once traded abstraction for prototyping. Hear why the wireframes were abandoned, how the prototyping happens, the shape of the new and improved UX team, and the great impact on client relations.
- 17:30 Close-up
- 20:00 After-party
- Join us for a beer on the house. Location to be announced soon.