Design deliverables can be challenging in a multi-device world. Front-end developers have had their day playing with fluid grids, flexible content, and media queries. Now it's time to let the rest of the team in on the job.
In this session, we'll investigate how to get design approval in the context of a responsive process. We hope to challenge you to get into our medium earlier in your process, demonstrating the benefits of in-browser design review and "Style Prototypes." In addition, you'll learn how these kinds of deliverables can help educate your clients and establish appropriate expectations early in a project.
Presented by Ben Callahan (@bencallahan, seesparkbox.com/) at the July 2013 Breaking Development Conference in San Diego, California.
Much of the conventional design process and documentation we rely on is ineffective when it comes to communicating how we want our designs to translate across a wide range of devices and screen sizes. This talk is all about producing effective, efficient deliverables for an increasingly mobile-accessed Web, and practical design methods you can put into use right away.
But there's a catch: shaking up convention doesn't always come easy. How do you move away from assembly line design processes and an over-reliance on static deliverables? How do you overcome your stakeholders' general misconceptions about mobile use cases? If you've got a chance in hell of getting away with it all, you'll need a few tricks up your sleeve.
This session will cover collaborative sketching methods perfect for breaking mental models and building design consensus. We'll investigate the seeming demise of Photoshop, and you'll hear a whole lotta talk about prototypes–including when and why to use them, and how to pick the best prototyping tool for your project. For designers and developers alike, you'll leave with a toolbox of tricks that can help you pitch your future friendly ideas.
Presented by Dennis Kardys (@dkardys, robotregime.com/) at the July 2013 Breaking Development Conference in San Diego, California.
We know that mobile is disruptive–that just as soon as we get comfortable, we'll have to contend with a whole new set of changes. And we also know it won't stop: this is the new normal. But do your clients and bosses know it? Countless organizations are still operating like it's business as usual. They're band-aiding over disconnected, outdated practices with a few QR codes and apps, when what they really ought to do is recognize that the web, and all its myriad connected devices, has fundamentally changed their business.
It's up to us to help them–and ourselves at the same time. In this session, you'll learn how talking about content can help you do just that. Because content isn't just what goes into your design; it's what comes out of an organization. And it's our best shot at transforming our organizations.
Presented by Sara Wachter-Boettcher (@sara_ann_marie, sarawb.com/) at the July 2013 Breaking Development Conference in San Diego, California.