Schedule: Design & UI sessions

Design is your site’s front door. If you have a clean and clear design, people sail in. If your gateway is cluttered, you risk confusing or alienating potential users. But sites have competing needs, especially with an ever growing onslaught of new content that must be included. This track focuses on best practices and clever solutions to design challenges on the web.

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2001
Greg Veen (Typekit)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Sure, you've heard about how you can finally use real fonts on the web. But you're already using your brand's fonts on your website by relying on images or other workarounds. Is dealing with the technical and legal complexities of webfonts really worth the hassle? Come learn why you actually can't afford not to be using webfonts -- and how a webfont service can make it dead simple. Read more.
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2001
Tom Carden (Bloom)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 10 ratings)
Today's web developer is armed with a powerful suite of tools optimized for writing network-aware, data-driven, interactive graphical applications. Modern web browsers provide a powerful flexible programming language (Javascript), an expressive and elaborate styling system (CSS) and two robust, battle tested document models (HTML and SVG). Read more.
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2001
Maria Giudice (Hot Studio, Inc. )
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Great design ideas rarely spring fully formed from our brains. They are usually a result of ideas from many people, iterated over time. This session looks at the ways we can use collaboration to harness great ideas and then develop them into breakthrough designs. Read more.
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2001
Laura Klein (Users Know)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 11 ratings)
Startups these days are told to “talk to customers” and “get out of the building,” but they often don’t have the necessary experience to get the most out of their research. They need to know who to talk to, what questions to ask, and when to ask them, but that can vary wildly depending on the maturity of the product. Read more.
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2001
Timothy Ferriss (The 4-hour Workweek), Gary Wolf (Wired)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 10 ratings)
A startling new vision of the future of knowledge is emerging from pioneering self-trackers. Wolf and Ferriss will have a wide ranging conversation about the emerging culture of self-tracking and self-experiment, health hacking, participatory science, and way personal data is being reclaimed for personal knowledge. Exploring new sources of data and insight outside of the conventional sources. Read more.
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2001
Madhava Enros (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.48, 21 ratings)
Mobile phone technologies are evolving at an accelerated pace. With the introduction of touch screen devices the mobile user experience was dramatically changed. Madhava Enros will talk about the future of the mobile UI and discusses the challenges of designing a browser for the small screen. Read more.
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2001
Victor Tsaran (Yahoo! Inc.), Nicholas Zakas (Box)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
The Web is inherently accessible, however, there are a large amount of sites that are hard for those using assistive technology.There are 650 million people worldwide living with disabilities and developing an accessible site improves the overall user experience for people of all abilities.Learn how the Yahoo! homepage-visited by more than 300 people monthly was created with accessibility in mind. Read more.
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2001
Kendra Markle (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 16 ratings)
The mobile platform is ideal for influencing people’s behavior whenever and wherever they are. We’ll look at the psychology of persuasion, understanding behavior patterns, the most effective persuasive techniques for mobile apps and how to use them, what popular apps could do better and more. Read more.
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2006
Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 16 ratings)
Your website has out-of-control CSS bloat. You know your performance is being impacted, but how do you move from organic CSS with no particular architecture to something lighter, more logical, and easier to maintain? In this session, Nicole Sullivan will show you how she improved the CSS at Facebook and Yahoo! Search. Read more.
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2001
Akshay Kothari (Pulse News), Purin Phanichphant (IDEO)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
From phone to tablets to microwaves to refrigerators, the world is now filled with touch devices. Pulse News, a beautiful mobile application that allows you to read your news visually, was developed by young Stanford graduate students. Started off as a class project, it now has a solid presence on both iOS and Android platforms. Read more.
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2001
Aaron Patzer (Mint.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
The crowded mobile application market is becoming more saturated daily. Companies must harness the advantages of each type of mobile platform while considering UX and use. Aaron Patzer, VP/GM of Intuit’s personal finance group, will discuss how companies can analyze customer usage patterns and platform features to create successful mobile applications.
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2001
Josh Levine (Great Monday), Kandice Cota (gotomedia & IPFranchise)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
Bring your brand issues to the table and get your brand attitude adjusted. In this highly interactive session, participants vie via Facebook to be crowned the brand that needs adjustment, then Josh and Kandi in fast forward fashion take them through their five step brand reinvention process. The lucky participants will walk away with a plan for their own brand revival... Read more.
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2001
Matthew Carlson (Hot Studio Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
Digital Magazines for the iPad are changing the way readers interact with content. They merge the beauty of print with rich media, social networking and live data, all wrapped up in a UI that readers touch and play with. We’ll look at the iPad magazines that are doing it right, doing it wrong and doing it weird and show how to design for this new media. Read more.
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2001
Mike Kuniavsky (ThingM Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Session given by Mike Kuniavsky, founder, ThingM Corporation. Read more.
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2009
Eva Galperin (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
Eva Galperin from the EFF discusses the growing threat of "traitorware," the class of software and devices that work behind your back to betray your privacy. Notable examples include the Sony BMG rootkit, printer tracking dots, and locational metadata. This talk will dissect the differences between a cool new feature that will help your users and sneaky traitorware that will have them up in arms. Read more.
Sponsors
  • Bundle
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • .CO
  • Serve (amex)
  • Tagged
  • Berlin Partner
  • IBT
  • OpenSRS
  • PR Newswire
  • RIM
  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
  • TokBox

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Kaitlin Pike
(415) 947-6306
kpike@techweb.com

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