For months, Google’s Scott Jenson has been telling people to prepare for the upcoming zombie apocalypse of devices. While the CDC issues zombie guidelines telling people to stock up on water, food and medications, this workshop focuses on giving you the tools you really need to survive the inevitable infestation.
In the short time Jason Grigsby and Lyza Danger Gardner have, they won’t be able to make you an expert in each tool. But they will give you everything you need to start building your own preparedness kit and how to choose which tools are right for you.
In their must-attend workshop on the “Zombie Apocalypse of Device Preparedness”, Jason and Lyza will cover Responsive web design, mobile first web design, device detection, jQuery mobile, PhoneGap and the use of good, old fashioned baseball bats to give you a crucial head start in developing mobile apps – and keep your brain safe from flesh eating zombies.
We’re all looking for the next “big success” in communication. But no matter what we try from fancy computers to consultants, to voodoo, most of us are not going to get there. Why?
In “Broken Telephone“, Nishant Kothary will draw from diverse fields like behavioral economics, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, even religion to explore the causes, effects, and remedies for some of the most annoying dilemmas of our profession.
Nishant writes on MIX Online; advises Microsoft teams on their Web strategy; writes on design & human behavior for publications like Smashing Magazine and UXMag; signs up for custom projects; and takes on the occasional speaking gig.
According to the experts, successful product development and management requires that a product team manage the complexities of producing a series of products at the right costs, with the right features, and using the most appropriate technologies.
Not so fast!
In her demi-session “Forget Strategies & Roadmaps: An 18-Month Plan for World Domination,” Adaptive Path’s Leah Buley dismisses conventional wisdom to show how to make an 18-month plan for a UX practice, without roadmaps or traditional planning approaches. And she’ll help identify specific tactics and strategies to get you there—all in fifteen minutes!
From the first inspired idea to the final solution, how do designers dip into that well of endless inspiration and come up with transformational solutions? By looking to the world of personal experiences and drawing from inspirations that are unique to us, we have an inspiration pool that no one else can replicate.
Stanley Hainsworth is an award winning creative director, the founder of the Seattle agency Tether and former VP of Global Creative for Starbucks. He knows his stuff, and in his session on “IDEA+OLOGY: The Designer’s Journey,” he’ll will take you on a visual journey through the minds of today’s best design thinkers, exploring and revealing the sources of the concepts behind the projects.