So… What Do I Make?

Reports are in from Twitter, Medium, and the like: we can’t make full comps, use Photoshop, or even utter the phrase “visual design” anymore. What’s a designer to do? Has our role evaporated? Fear not: Dan Mall will help redefine the tasks of the modern day designer in light of …

Mind The Gap: Designing The Space Between Spaces w/Josh Clark

Learn to create web and app experiences that share control among multiple devices, designing not only for screens but for sensors. The technology is already here in our pockets, handbags, and living rooms. Learn how to use it right now. Josh Clark is a designer specializing in multi-device design, strategy, and user …

Incentives and Rewards in Interactive Experiences

Simple game dynamics can vastly improve the enjoyment, engagement, and content retention a visitor derives from an interactive media experience, whether it be a website, touchscreen or app. Still, “gamification” is widely misunderstood and misapplied. Employing game dynamics generally isn’t about creating a video game; it is about providing a …

It’s A Great Time To Be A UX Designer w/Jared Spool

A growing number of organizations have seen success through great UX design, from Apple to the White House, and the demand for great designers has never been better. But creating great experiences needs a new breed of designer. One that can handle all the skills involved, from visual design to …

Designing for RWD

Web design projects can be excruciatingly complex, often fraught with hidden stakeholders, nebulous business goals, and indiscriminate design approvals—and with the explosion of Responsive Web Design, the equation has only gotten more complex. In this session, you’ll learn how to build a design process and deliverables strategy to ensure a …

The Developer’s Ampersandwich w/Jenn Lukas

Ever spent countless hours crafting a totally awesome type system for your beautiful design, only to have it lost in translation when it goes to development? Examine type and icon fonts through a developer lens, and learn how designers and front-end developers can work together to get everyone on the …

Strong Layout Systems w/Eric Meyer

We will discuss the fast-emerging CSS layout enhancements that will one day allow us to sneer at floats the way we sneer at tables today. Eric Meyer is the author of Eric Meyer on CSS, More Eric Meyer on CSS, Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, CSS2.0 Programmer’s Reference, and …