Podcasts, slides and other presentation materials
We have dozens of presentations online from previous conferences. Explore the links below to see slideshows and hear podcasts from leading experts in:
- interaction design
- interface design
- project management
- user experience
- visual design
- web apps
- web standards
Broadcast TV is dead. Long live TV! Despite declining numbers in broadcast TV viewership, consumption of TV Shows and online video is growing faster than ever before. With every Network and their dog madly rushing to provide a second screen experience via native applications, few compelling cross-platform TV experiences exist on the web. Beyond technical considerations, supporting continuous experiences across channels and devices is a complex and fascinating (mobile) user experience problem.
This presentation covers a few lessons and guidelines to demystify the Z-dimension - what a stacking context is, how events are distributed, how transforms (3D & 2D) are handled by the browser, and how to untangle a vertical mess. And, as a bonus, how a better understanding of depth leads to higher-performing websites.
This session will compare and contrast the common techniques used for implementing responsive imagery. Simon will shed some light on the compromises that developers might need to make and the circumstances under which they might be acceptable or even desirable. Also check out the Responding to the Unknown: Choose Your Own Adventure web site.
Many believe the future of design is in screens. They're wrong. Our love for the digital interface is out of control. This conversation, led by Golden Krishna, will explore a better path: NoUI. Eliminating counterintuitive input mechanisms for natural inputs inverts the contemporary focus of software design to have computers adapt for people, rather than people adapt for computers. The results can have a profound impact on your design process and our lives.
In a fast and furious fifteen minutes, Mark Dalgleish demystifies Web Components by highlighting how, despite its complex appearance, it's actually made up of a suite of technologies providing features we're already familiar with. Once you understand what web components bring to the table, you'll wonder how we ever lived without them. Make sure you also check out the accompanying blog post for full details.
In this session, Chris Lienert looks at some of the common regex patterns you can use to validate user input, coupled with some of the many tricks he's learned to help users complete those forms we all love to hate.
How the internet of things changes how we design — video presentation from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Designing a connected product requires strategic thinking that design professionals have not had to develop in an industrial context. It distrupts not only entire industries but the way professionals are shaped for those industries. I'll talk about the process of developing and designing connected products and the sets of skills, semantics, and collaborative practitces that are essential in this context.
Though design research has become common practice at product companies, it often produces insights that slip into the hazy distance as documents get lost on a hard drive, or ignored by someone in a different department. Worse still, efforts get duplicated when communication breaks down.
UX teams have design research down to a science, but few have discovered a way to connect qualitative and quantitative data, and long histories of research into a central clearinghouse that can be shared, searched, and maintained by different teams. Open access to information strengthens the connections between teams, and supports a general culture of inquiry. In this talk, Aarron shares with you practical methods to get off the research treadmill and get started building connections between data and teams.
Bad news: there will never be the perfect time to form that web steering committee, charged with tackling your company's website needs for the future. Besides, the future is already here. You are smack bang in the middle of a multifaceted revolution. A multiplatform, multiscreen, multidevice multi-mess. And you are equipped with ... a CMS with a WYSIWYG interface. Oh. You might need some help tackling that problem I just pointed out.
Good news: That's what I'm here for! Find out how to adapt your content workflow to meet the demands already at your door, and those you don't even know about yet, to create truly flexible content. Understand how to feed and care for content creators to help them create the very best they can. And learn why you have actually been inviting a gelatinous blob to your board meetings.
'Hack Yourself First' is all about developers building up cyber-offence skills and proactively seeking out security vulnerabilities in their own websites before an attacker does. It recognises that we have huge volumes of existing websites that haven't gone through sufficient security review plus we continue to create new content that even when built with security in mind, still needs testing from the perspective of a cybercriminal.
In this session Troy looks at website security from the attacker's perspective and exploit common risks in a vulnerable web application. The session is entirely web framework agnostic -- if your website uses HTML and is loaded over HTTP, this session is for you!
As the cost of computation and connectivity plummets, manufacturers are going to put 'interactivity' into every device. What does this mean for us as designers and curators of experiences? This talk discusses how the principles of the open web must apply not only to prototocols but to hardware as well. How can we make sure the menagerie of devices has a chance for working together?
I'll talk about some alternative definitions of success that are more achievable (and more fun!) than the Silicon Valley casino. It turns out that staying small offers some surprising advantages, not just in the day-to-day experience of work, but in marketing and getting customers to love your project. Best of all, there's plenty more room at the bottom.If your goal is to do meaningful work you love, you may be much closer to realizing your dreams than you think.