The web is more than a technology platform: it was created with a mission statement, and a clear philosophy of inclusive diversity. One web, for everyone, from any device, with control in the hands of users. Responsive design is a natural extension of that philosophy. Design and code trends come with a viewpoint, and change how we relate to the world. But these trends aren't always so friendly. How do we define "intuitive" interfaces in relation to existing (and sometimes dangerous) expectations? Where can we innovate, and how can we keep the focus on users? What do we believe about diversity, and how is it reflected in our design, our code, companies, clients, products, and processes?
We’ll talk about...
- How the medium influences what we make, and how we work.
- Understanding "open" and "opinionated" philosophies.
- What can art learn from design, and vice versa?
- Understanding (and seeking-out) user-feedback, without sacrificing vision.
Miriam Suzanne is co-founder at Oddbird and leads the OddBird process, working with clients and users to set priorities and find solutions to their unique problems. She is a user-experience expert, and a pioneer of modern CSS techniques – creating the popular Susy responsive-grid toolkit, and True unit-testing library.
Miriam is a staff writer for CSS Tricks, co-author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass, and an internationally known conference speaker, winning "Best of" CSS Dev Conf in 2017. She is also a multimedia artist with extensive experience in theatre, writing, music, and visual art.
Event is free to attend Space is limited, so RSVP today!