Interface and experience design conference sessions

Modern Web application users demand a high level of usability and polish and developers are increasingly making user interface and experience issues a focus.

9:00am–10:30am Monday, 04/20/2015
Location: Salon 12/13/14/15
Jason Pamental (Fresh Tilled Soil)
Average rating: ***..
(3.61, 18 ratings)
Typography is the single most present element of your design when screen size changes, and has the greatest influence on readability and retention. Learn how to use web fonts to amplify the message and voice of your design without sacrificing performance, how to scale your typography based on screen size, and how little details layered together make a good experience become a great one. Read more.
3:45pm–5:15pm Monday, 04/20/2015
Location: Salon 12/13/14/15
Max Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 14 ratings)
In this tutorial we will go the first minutes through the state of the art in terms of mobile browsers available, including what do you don’t know about web browsers on Android today and what you should be aware of about iOS' engines. We will discuss how to measure mobile and responsive websites and how detect when you are harming badly the performance. Read more.
5:15pm–5:45pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Location: Salon 1/2
Brian Rinaldi (Progress)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Web Audio has generally been relegated to fun and cool but not terribly useful demos. It is common for desktop applications to use audio feedback, but, on the web, most applications are silent. In this session, we'll explore ideas for providing useful audio feedback to your users on the web using the Web Audio API. Read more.
11:15am–11:45am Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 9
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Steve Souders, former Chief Performance Yahoo! and Google Head Performance Engineer, explains how promoting a process that brings design and performance together at the beginning of a project helps deliver a web experience that is both fast and rich. Read more.
12:00pm–12:30pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 8
Divya Manian (Adobe)
Average rating: *....
(1.90, 10 ratings)
Designers and developers rely on each other to turn design comps into code quickly. This session will give developers a look at new tools and techniques for working efficiently from design to code, while maintaining the design purity. Read more.
1:30pm–2:00pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 9
Courtney Hemphill (Carbon Five)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Simple math can create powerful animations to elevate a user interface to the next level. This presentation give designers the power to animate within interfaces using code and developers the foundational best practices for designing with animation. Read more.
3:00pm–3:30pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 8
Léonie Watson (The Paciello Group (TPG))
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Rocket science is difficult, brain surgery is really difficult. To most people developing technology is insanely difficult, but you’ve already mastered the hard part. Creating interfaces that are usable by everyone is much easier than you think. There is no magic ingredient, no “secret sauce”. The trick to great accessibility is just to code like you give a damn! Read more.
5:15pm–5:45pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 1/2
James Rosen (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
To make a product truly pleasant to use requires empathy and a deep understanding of your users. User experience work starts well before the code hits version control and lasts well past delivering working software to production. Yet if you’re willing to dedicate the time and energy, you’ll come away with a product your team is proud of and your customers love. Read more.