Gerry will outline a few notions to keep in mind when looking at typefaces, explain the popularity of some webfonts, and make a connection to the texts these typefaces are used to typeset. Towards the end of the talk he’ll mention the impact of globalisation on typefaces for the web, and what this means for […]

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So you have a killer idea and you are ready to sell through your UX vision. You’ve got various internal and external stakeholders that you need to get on board. They have varying levels of technical savvy and involvement. But in a world of cross-channel experiences with an ever-growing number of touchpoints, communicating a vision […]

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Agile development has become a standard practice at many companies. Developers love Agile’s emphasis on code quality and sustainable pace. Managers love frequent delivery of features with greater visibility into the process. Yet, important questions remain. What is the role of UX designers in an Agile project? How can we work at a sustainable pace? […]

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In this 60-minute video caught live at An Event Apart Austin 2013, Jared M. Spool explains why “It’s a Great Time To Be A UX Designer.” Jared is the founder of User Interface Engineering, a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in website and product usability. One of the most effective, knowledgeable communicators on […]

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Rest in peace, gamification. The hopeful promise of magic tricks to hack engagement has been shown a lie. We see through your pontification charade, badge-wielding devil! How might we rethink the intersection of game design and user experience in this post-gamified future? Join us to explore strategies for designing gimmick-free experiences that motivate, challenge and […]

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One of the core things that responsive design has taught us is that we have to be comfortable with the ambiguity of not knowing what the size of our canvas is going to be. Input has that same ambiguity. It is transient. It is unknowable. Reconciling that understanding from a design and implementation perspective is […]

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How do you do your best work? And how do you repeat that over and over again? Is it even possible to manufacture success? There’s no silver bullet for this, but let’s explore some ways to extract the best ideas out of you and your team.

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In this talk, Yesenia will discuss how we can make smarter design decisions, from the beginning of a project, to ensure that our sites perform well. Some topics she’ll discuss are optimizing typography and UI, responsive images, and how to get clients on board.

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Every designer has had to justify their designs to a non-designer, yet most lack the ability to convince people they’re right. The ability to effectively articulate your decisions is critical to the success of a project, because the most articulate person usually wins. In this session, you’ll learn practical tips for talking about your designs […]

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