Join two of the world's most experienced experts in Web, digital and interaction design, Josh Clark and Andy Clarke. Places at each of these masterclasses are genuinely limited, and the opportunity to spend a day with these experts is extremely rare. Don't miss out.
Call it the mobile majority: a growing number of companies now see most web visits come from mobile devices, one in five Americans have gone "mobile only," and smartphones have become the primary computing device for nearly all of us. That means the mobile experience is no longer a sideshow; it's the main event, with desktop in the supporting role. Does your design practice reflect that? "Designing for Touch" author Josh Clark takes you on a full-day exploration of the techniques and design thinking you need to make your mobile experiences soar.
This workshop takes a hands-on approach to mobile design with practical guidelines, rich examples, exercises, and an updated set of guidelines that challenge conventional wisdom. The day starts with the fundamentals—how handheld ergonomics create a new set of design guidelines—and then explores the emerging UX practices that will put your mobile projects at the cutting edge. Learn how touch changes user expectations and requires entirely new interactions. Explore the possibilities and pitfalls of gestures on the web. Find out how to use mobile sensors for both efficiency and delight, even pushing interaction off the screen entirely. And finally, understand how mobile plays a crucial role in the emerging internet of things, and what that means in your daily work.
With more and more websites following the same tired layout patterns, it’s time be bring imagination back to our digital products and websites. This workshop will teach you how to design inspired layouts, without compromising accessibility, responsiveness or user experience. Then we'll cover the implementation side and how to use the latest CSS technologies to develop inspired layouts which are accessible and responsive.
Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.
We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.
We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.
John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.
His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.
His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".
For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.
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