Jon Manning

Jon Manning
Cofounder, Secret Lab

Website | @desplesda

Jon is the co-founder of Secret Lab, the world’s least not-evil mobile development studio. Jon heads up the development team at Secret Lab, developed mobile applications for Meebo (acquired by Google), and is a PhD student at the University of Tasmania in Australia.


User Experience (UX)
Location: E147 Level: Novice
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Jon Manning (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 21 ratings)
In this workshop, you'll learn how to apply the art and science of constructing enjoyable, engaging games. This is entirely non-electronic; we're not talking about programming, game engine development, or how to approach a publisher with your totally rad idea about how you can have, like Mario only there's explosions. Everything you'll work on will be done with pens, paper, and human brain-meat. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Christopher Neugebauer (AlphaSights | Python Software Foundation), Jon Manning (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 23 ratings)
In this session you'll learn why you can't consider UX and design an optional extra when designing mobile apps, and how to tell an awesome app from a terrible app. In this platform-agnostic design-heavy workshop, you’ll learn how to build wireframes, how to translate those wireframes into actual working Android code, and how to evaluate your designs for future improvement. Read more.


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