Tuesday at Cavalli
- Designing meaningful animationVal Head
Motion design has become a necessary skill for designing and building the modern web. The character and energy that motion brings to an interface is becoming as expected on the web as it is in other media.
Great web animation comes from thinking like a motion designer and brand steward, matching the motion we add to our message and design goals.
Learn key animation principles such as timing, offsets, and secondary action as they apply to interface design decisions—plus motion principles specific to designing animated interactions. Consider this your crash course on becoming a motion design pro!
- Humanizing Usability and User Experience Across Cultural BoundariesNancy Douyon
A designer must consider their audience at a deep level to achieve maximum impact of their goals. Gender, ethnicity, and other demographics influence how an audience receives information.
Designing with this intentional awareness is key to improving design, creation and research, which ultimately leads to building better user experiences.
In this session, Nancy will examine:
- Where technologies and their audiences take shape, and how it impacts user experiences.
- Design approaches, research methods, and the ethics surrounding these technologies.
This session encourages designers to consider their audience at a deeper level, considering culture, education level, gender, ethnicity, disability and more.
It is a mind-blowing session that will challenge your design processes and help you understand that by considering all these different factors an even better user experience could be achieved.
- Coffee Break
- Making Smarter Decisions Earlier: Building Frameworks For Developing Better ExperiencesRon Bronson
Everything about our content and products have a stance. What’s culturally relevant to one person, might draw blank stares in a room of another people. Depending on what we’re making and where, understanding this can change everything about the experiences we're crafting. For people who design digital products and experiences, it can be critical to broaden our scope of who we envision as our audience, even when the composition of our teams might not reflect the divergent tastes of our stakeholders.
In this talk, we'll explore the assumptions that make for bad design decisions. We'll breakdown how can you develop & utilize in-house frameworks to build better experiences.
- Blueprint for a Design SystemMichael Austin Sui
How Airbnb developed a multi-platform design system and what they learned in the process.
- The Joy of OptimisingUna Kravets
Images are by far the greatest bottleneck to performance on the web, and with the average web page size now about 2.5MB large (images taking up 65% of that), we need to tame the beast. This talk will dive deep into image rendering and performance optimization techniques, and demonstrate how to implement them in your own work with practical examples to make your web projects noticeably faster.
- Deflecting Bullshit: How to defend your work against terrible feedbackAustin Knight
We’ve all been there: trying to anticipate design feedback before it happens, drafting responses in our heads, dreading the possibility that our work could be destroyed in a mere 30 minutes.
Defending work and ensuring that a design remains intact through a design review can be a challenging endeavor, and in many ways, it requires a specific and thought-out approach.
In this talk, we’ll discuss the best ways for designers to silence their stakeholders, defend their designs during reviews, and ultimately get exactly what they want.
It’s time that designers start enforcing their expertise, standing up for their work, and ensuring that it sees the light of day. Right?
- What Shall We Make?Josh Clark
“Let’s make a website” doesn’t mean what it used to: the good old point-and-click interface is starting to look mighty quaint. Suddenly sites and apps can talk, listen, see, and sense. Backed by data mining and machine learning, they can predict our needs before we even know to ask.
These interfaces are no longer limited to the screen, either, as objects, places, and even our bodies are lighting up with digital smarts. The tools are here, and it’s time for us to up our game.
Take a practical tour of how you can apply these emerging techniques and interactions to your own digital services right now. Learn not only what you might make, but also to ask why. To what end? To whose benefit?
As our interfaces become more intimate, more knowing, more ubiquitous, designers have fresh obligations to create experiences that are both meaningful and respectful. So, friends: what shall we make today?