The calls for session and panel proposals for WebVisions New York, Portland and Barcelona open on Wed., Sept. 26th! Sessions run for 45 minutes including time for Q&A and should cover innovative ideas in web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology.
The New York City show will be held from Feb. 27 to March 1st at the Theater for the New City and Barcelona show will be held from June 26 to 28th at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
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A summer night at the Herraiz & Soto studio in Barcelona. Icy bottles of Moritz beer. Designers, technologists and digital media producers mingling and conversing. And the cool sounds of ambient/rock band Hitabaldaäs performing.
The band features Jordi Blanch (drums), Ramon Casamajó (trumpet), Pau Escoda (keyboard), Pere Esteve (guitar), Ivan Reyes (bass) and Silvia Tobajas (vocals) and they’ll perform from 8:00 to 10:00pm on Wednesday, July 4th at the Herraiz & Soto studio.
The event is free and open to the public. Moritz Brewery, our official beverage sponsor, is awesomely providing plenty of beer, so expect a fabulous crowd of partiers…and for the American contingent, it will be an Independence Day to remember.
Asking questions and conducting research gives you a lot of raw data. But what do you do with the information once you have it? Too many companies spend time ruminating through findings, instead of generating opportunities to implement results. Increasing customer expectations and faster product cycles require new methods of rapid collection and distribution of insights back into iterative design and development processes.
In their hands-on, full day workshop on “Synthesis to Ideation: Making Research Real,” insight strategists Steve Portigal and Kelly Goto will lead you through a fast-paced, engaging workshop with one requirement: Rethink your research approach and implement new frameworks for collection and synthesis of findings — to create actionable artifacts and outcomes for the real world.
Steve and Kelly will candidly share their experience from the trenches and share valuable best practices for planning and executing user research studies and bring back new techniques, expertise and methods back to your team to start using right away.
Today’s web is being overrun by mobile devices. iPhone. iPad. Blackberry. Windows Phone 7. Symbian. WebOS. There’s too many to keep up with and that’s before you talk about the fragmention mess called Android.
How do you take your current web design and development chops and uplevel them to face the neverending onslaught of new phones, tablets and devices–this so called zombie apocalypse of devices?
Jason Grigsby’s info-packed Barcelona workshop offers “The Definitive Guide to Building for the Wide World of Mobile Devices”, focusing on giving you the web tools you really need to deal with the lineup of unsupported devices.
You’ll leave the workshop armed with the skills you need to build mobile web sites and knowledge needed to face any new form factors that may yet come. From small to large screens, from mobile phones to Internet-connected refrigerators, you’ll be ready to handle anything.
Nate Bolt gives talks about research and design in both commercial and academic settings, including a recent keynote for the Urban Libraries Council. Last century, he worked with faculty at the University of California, San Diego, to create a degree titled “The Social Impact of Digital Technology,” which combined Cognitive Science, Sociology, and Computing in the Arts.
Nate’s workshop on “Remote Research” will cover the latest in web-based UX research, including discussion of the onslaught of new tools that have appeared recently. He’ll also provide hands-on training in remote methods for qualitative user research, including remote usability testing, remote card sorting, recruiting, and other crafty tools and methods for remote studies.
It’s a rare opportunity to get your research on.
Responsive design is one of the most exciting developments to hit the web for some time. But there’s a common misconception that it involves merely slapping some media queries on to an existing desktop-centric site and labeling the result “mobile-friendly.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
In Jeremy Keith’s workshop on – that’s right – “Responsive Design”, he’ll demonstrate that truly effective responsive design must begin with the content first, which is then progressively adapted to a multitude of screen sizes and environments.
Construct web sites that will feel natural on a whole range of devices, from mobile phones to tablets, laptops, e-readers and devices we haven’t even thought of yet. Now that’s the future.
After months of planning, the schedule for our first international event in Barcelona, Spain is now live. We’re excited to have veteran speakers Kelly Goto, Steve Portigal, Jeremy Keith, Crystal Beasley, Thor Muller and other crowd favorites there, plus some new faces – Jeff White of Industrial Light and Magic, Viktor Nordstrom and Daniel Iborra and many more.
Check out the Barcelona schedule — and book your ticket for a fun, WebVisions summer getaway.
WebVisions explores the future. Web and mobile design. Technology. User experience. Augmented reality. Geolocation. DIY projects. Robotics. We take chances on topics that may be seen as too “out there” for most conferences. But we also love sessions that give attendees nuggets of practical information to use today. Progressive disruption, perhaps?
If you have an awesome and inspired idea for a session, panel, workshop or keynote, we want to hear about it. Write up a catchy title and a couple paragraphs about the presentation, select a category, add the speaker’s names and your contact info. The WebVisions team will review all submissions and get back to you.
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