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Jon Manning

Jon Manning
Cofounder, Secret Lab

Website | @desplesda

Jon Manning is the co-founder of Secret Lab, an independent game development studio based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He’s worked on apps of all sorts, ranging from iPad games for children to instant messaging clients. He’s a Core Animation demigod, and frequently finds himself gesticulating wildly in front of classes full of eager-to-learn iOS developers.

Jon is currently writing “Mobile Game Development With Unity” and “iOS Game Development Cookbook”, both for O’Reilly, and is the co-author of the books “Learning Cocoa with Objective-C Third Edition” (O’Reilly, 2012 and 2014), “iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies” (Wiley, 2010) and “Unity Mobile Game Development For Dummies” (Wiley, 2011).

Jon is the world’s biggest Horse_ebooks fan.


Mobile Platforms | User Experience
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Christopher Neugebauer (AlphaSights | Python Software Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 16 ratings)
In this tutorial you'll learn why you can't consider UX + design an optional extra when creating mobile apps, and how to tell an awesome app from a bad app. This highly interactive platform-agnostic design-heavy workshop is for programmers of any background. Learn how mobile apps work from a UI perspective, and how + why to build wireframes, and how to evaluate your designs for future improvement. Read more.
User Experience
Portland 252
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Jon Manning (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Understanding games means understanding user engagement and interaction. In this session, you'll learn a fresh perspective on user experience design by understanding how users engage with the fastest-growing form of entertainment in the world. Read more.