Design for What’s Next
Full-day workshop • October 22nd
Spend a day exploring the web’s emerging interactions and how you can put them to work today. Your guide is designer Josh Clark, author of Designing for Touch and ambassador of the near future.
The day begins with a survey of familiar platforms—desktop and mobile—to uncover the new solutions that are replacing yesterday’s best practices. From there, we’ll move into newer design tools—speech, bots, physical interfaces, artificial intelligence, and more—to see how these fresh-from-the-future technologies fit into your everyday products and processes.
You’ll learn the tools and techniques for prototyping and launching these new interfaces, but you’ll also learn the answers to foundational questions for all your projects:
What you'll learn in this workshop:
- How should we evaluate new technologies?
- What are the emerging design patterns and principles for these new interactions?
- What’s the role of user research and prototypes?
- How can play and experimentation lead to actual product?
- What are designers’ responsibilities when rolling out new tech?
- How do you support audiences that haven’t yet adopted the fresh and fancy?
You’ll leave the day inspired to create—and ready for action.
What hardware/software do you need?
No technology required though a laptop might be helpful at times. This is a workshop for people of all skill levels. Pencils, markers and paper will be supplied.
This full-day workshop will be hosted at the Westin Times Square and will take place before the two days of Smashing Conference. The workshop will be running from 9:30am to 5:00pm on Monday, October 22nd.
Microsoft is the Workshop Sponsor for SmashingConf2018, hosting workshops in the Westin and Microsoft Times Square facility. Note: Your workshop fee covers event costs and speaker payment – Microsoft does not receive any proceeds from your ticket fee.
Schedule for Monday, October 22nd
9:00 – Doors open, Registration
9:30 – Introduction & Kick-off
11:00 – Coffee Break
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Afternoon Session
15:30 – Coffee Break
17:00 – The End, Networking
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