Direction 16 Related Events

With Direction 16 starting in just couple of days, we wanted to point out a couple of the related events that always pop up around Web Directions events. We do what we can to foster, house and support local meetups, community groups and professional development opportunities for people in the web and digital industry.

In this case, we’d like to draw attention to two events that might be of particular interest, not only to Direction 16 attendees but just as much to anyone in Sydney who’s interested in the Web and digital.

In Conversation with Josh Clark

Wednesday 9 November 2016
Camperdown NSW

The Sydney Local Chapter of Interaction Design Association (IxDA) hosts one of the leading minds in Web and Interaction Design, ‘Designing for Touch’ author – and Direction 16 keynote speaker – Josh Clark. This interactive Q&A session chaired by Katja Forbes, local leader for IxDA Sydney, will explore hot topics related to designing for mobile.

Mobile is taking the centre stage where smartphones have become the primary device for nearly all of us. A growing number of organisations now see most web visits come from mobile devices. How to make sure your mobile experience reflects that? What’s next for mobile interfaces? What does jogging and designing for mobile have in common? Find out all this and much more!

The Q&A session will be proceeded by drinks and canapes hosted by Sydney University’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Registration is $15 and open until 5pm Wedenesday via Eventbrite.


Sydney Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup – World Usability Day

Thursday 10 November 10 2016
The University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Wilkinson Building, Camperdown 2006

With World Usability Day and Web Directions falling on the same day, we couldn’t let the chance go by to have a fun-filled event to bring the accessibility, UX and digital inclusion communities together! Join us on November 10 for a mega-meetup, where we’ll have a number of presentations on digital inclusion and why it matters. You’ll also have the chance to meet plenty of new faces (and hopefully see some familiar ones too!)


Patima Tantiprasut – Empathy, design, shoes and more
Director & Studio Manager for Bam Creative in Perth, co-founder of Mixin conference and AWIA Committee member, Patima is a vibrant, engaging speaker. In this talk, she’ll be exploring inclusive design, why it matters and how even the smallest details, from colours, to font treatments to even language, can make a huge difference to individuals.

Adem Cifcioglu – Putting users first – The new Coles Online
Web Developer, A11y Bytes organiser, co-founder Intopia consultancy and well-known speaker, Adem is one of Australia’s leading digital accessibility experts.
In this presentation, Adem will walk through the process of revamping the shopping giant online to make it user-centred and accessible, from design to development to user testing to production.

This is a free event sponsored by Intopia.

Please register via Eventbrite – spaces are limited.

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