Join us next year at
Join us next year at
Over 20 speakers divided in 3 tracks;
web strategy, design and development
Enjoy social activities and networking possibilities
Jina Bolton, Paul Boag, Elliot Jay Stocks,
Brian Fling, Molly Holzschlag, Rob Godlatte,
Daniel Burka + many more
Have you ever had a bad user experience? Did it make you feel angry? Frustrated? Absolutely livid? Good. Understanding that the experiences we create can have a negative emotional impact on people's lives is a very important prerequisite to creating positive emotional experiences that engage with users to add delight and pleasure to their lives.
In this inspirational session, Aral will offer you an impassioned glimpse into his approach of authoring apps that go beyond usable. Apps that people find joyful and fun. Apps that people fall in love with.
Empathy, character, voice, beauty, and play are just some of the topics that will be covered and illustrated with examples from Aral’s decade-long experience in authoring web, Flash, desktop, and mobile apps, including his latest top-selling iPhone app, Feathers.
Few things cost more frustrations and hours than disagreements on design concepts and details between web designers and clients. In this presentation Paul Boag shows how to make the sign off go smoother and with happier faces on both sides of the table.
Why be bothered by browser capability limitations? "Forward thinking code means future-proof website!" Elliot Jay Stocks will inspire you to push the internet on by showing you new techniques and how to use them!
In this demo heavy session Jonas Follesø demonstrates how designers and developers can collaborate on the Silverlight platform to build great Rich Internet Applications for the web, desktop and devices. This session will give you an overview of the Silverlight platform, while at the same time digging deeper into design patterns that optimize the designer-developer collaboration.
Alexander jumped from big business IT strategy decisions to the controlled mayhem of getting his wife's startup online. His journey will teach us a lot about both worlds and how we can adapt strategic thinking to the small business reality while reaching for increasingly better user experiences.
Good design doesn't start in Photoshop, it starts by understanding users, business objectives and a host of other variables. In this workshop Brian Fling will deconstruct sucsessful mobile solutions and show you what works and why. You will learn what it takes to design exceptional mobile user experiences!
The legendary enthustiastic Molly Holzschlag will give you a deep understanding of HTML5, kill some myths and explain how we as front end developers and designers now need to be working differently!
Through cases and ideas Tove Blomgren will share what she and Doberman has learned desinging for - and with - children.. She will also give an exclusive insight in how Doberman are spearheading innovation and service design.
Rob from Facebook and Daniel with his history from Digg know a thing or two about getting people hooked on a website! Look forward to enjoy a lot of aha! moments as Rob And Daniel explain how to turn new visitors into loyal users.
Dan Rubin, Jared Spool and David &Hagan Rivers (= 80 years of web design and usability badassesness) ran a project where the goal was to "improve the e-commerce flow". In this segment Dan Rubin will share what they learned doing rapid interation for this project and give some advice on how you can go about doing this on your own projects.
A project framework based on the caper movie archetype emerges out of looking at the designer as an anti-hero within the context of the current creative services status quo. Large, complex, multi-dimensional projects require a different attitude and approach to design in order to execute at at level which results in quality and a lasting client relationship. We can learn much by noting the way movie con men and thieves plan and execute their heists and how designers should become a bit more ruthless in their pursuit of good design.
Meagan will recommend tools and methods you can rely on to push your design over the edge, and give it that detailed, expert look.
Designers are like sculptors, we take a raw pile of clay (the wireframe) and slowly mold it into a work of art. Just like sculptors we have tools we can use (lighting effects, texture, grids, patterns, typography). What should every designer have in their toolbox?
Paul Irish demonstrates how to use HTML5 and CSS3 to create better user experiences - AND AT THE SAME TIME provide excellent websites for the poor bastards stuck on old browsers. He will also provide ammunition to use on those fanatical about design looking the same in every browser.
Are their days when you think freelancing might kill you? There is freedom from that stress as you run a business that doesn't run you.
Pattern Tap creator Matthew Smith walks us through the story of a freelance career launched into a full scale web business including failures, pitfalls, humor, and a semi-regular tryst with fine ales. If you feel like freelancing has become an alternative to water-boarding, then dip into this talk and start focusing your mind on designing a business.
In this talk Anders Norås introduces you to:
Anders will show you how easy it is to use these wonderful tools with Ruby on Rails 3, but no worries if that's not your weapon of choice. He'll also show you how these tools can be used regardless of what your web platform is.
Let's bring the markup back and party like its 1995!
Mastering CSS is more than just memorizing selectors — it's also having a solid workflow so you can be efficient and productive at what you do. Whether you're a freelancer working alone or on an enormous in-house team, having a good workflow is incredibly rewarding and beneficial for good design, development, and business. It can also help you spend more time being creative and doing the work you enjoy. Learn some tips for smart, forward-thinking front end web development.
A beautiful design is all about putting the fine tuned pixels and great user experience together.
Nick is going to show you how one pixel and 5% opacity difference can make an impact in your design
We live in exciting times as web developers. With our technologies maturing and open source ideas instead of committees defining the bleeding edge we move from hoping to build stable solutions to creating them. The danger is to repeat mistakes from the past int he process. Building great solutions means being flexible and using the right tool for the job. In this talk Chris Heilmann will talk about using all technologies at our disposal to build for the future and to convince those who live in the past to join us.