1. Steph Hay - Content-first UX Design


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    Content-first UX Design A common problem with production web design is developing a process that allows designers to use real content. Often, the message that the client wants to convey is a little unclear or the production timeline to launch is too short. When corners need to be cut to keep a project moving, attention to content is often the first item to go. In many design shops, lorem ipsum is the standard, not the exception. Giovanni talks with Stephanie about how she promotes a content first approach that stands our traditional production process on its head and makes content and message the first priority, not the last.

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    • Web Designer, Motion Designer; with Val Head


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      The advent of CSS3 and Javascript has allowed designers to move past the idea that they are creating static images. Our designs move, slide, and shuffle in response to a user’s actions. While animation can be a powerful tool in our kit, it’s not something that we have been trained to incorporate in our designs. We aren’t motion designers. Val Head has been thinking about the impact of animation and effects in web design.

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      • Jonathan Stark – Redesigning Entertainment Weekly – Real world responsive web design


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        Essentially, the entire web industry has adopted responsive web design as a best practice and we are all aware of the benefits that it’s supposed to provide. But how does responsive work in a real production environment working with real clients? How do we produce comps for our clients to approve? How do we communicate a fluid and mutable design without investing too much time into throw away code?

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        • Daniel Burka - Prototyping any Product in 5 Days


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          We have all heard the phrase "Ship early, ship often", It has become a mantra for developers the world over, to build quickly and see concrete results about whether your ideas work or not. Daniel Burka, a Design Partner at Google Ventures, and his colleagues have taken that idea and evolved it to reduce the overhead associated with developing a product. Daniel works with startups to conceptualize and prototype products in just five day. Giovanni spoke with Daniel about this prototyping process and how they manage such a feat.

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          • Wren Lanier - Designing on the z-axis


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            Mobile experiences can be wonderful, but screen real estate is always limited. The context of content can be difficult to understand when experienced in such small chunks. Wren Lanier has developed a number of ideas about how we can use visual depth and layering to communicate context and content to our users. Its something that she calls “Designing on the Z-Axis”. I spoke with Wren about her design ideas and how she incorporates them into her process.

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            • William - BD Conf


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              Thinking about joining us in Orlando this November for BD Conf? Don't just take our word for how good it is! http://bdconf.com

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              • Kevin Powell - BD Conf 2014


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                Thinking about joining us in Orlando this November for BD Conf? Don't just take our word for how good it is! http://bdconf.com

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                • Anna Stout - BD Conf 2014


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                  Thinking about joining us in Orlando this November for BD Conf? Don't just take our word for how good it is! http://bdconf.com

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                  • Ben Callahand - Small Screen Navigation & Hamburgers


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                    The proliferation of responsive design to accommodate device agnostic websites has helped to solve many of the most pressing problems layout problems. But with those solutions, come new challenges. One of the most problematic areas with Responsive design is how to handle navigation. Should it be hidden behind the hamburger icon? Should it be located in the footer and linked to? Should it mirror native design patterns? Giovanni sat down with Ben Callahan to discuss his unique approach to designing and conceptualizing mobile navigation.

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                    • Jenn Lukas - Non Hovering Devices


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                      Mobile devices are wonderful because they give us immediate access to a larger world and the best mobile experiences are intuitive and engaging. Design involves much more than just skinning a site to make it look great. We are designing the whole experience. However, touch based devices have some quirks that force designers to think differently about how they create those experiences. Watch this episode of our video podcast series as Giovanni talks with Jenn Lukas about one of the most fundamental and often troublesome quirks: The lack of a hover state.

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