From one designer to a front-end developer: I’m so grateful for you. You take my pretty pictures and turn them into real-live websites and applications; you convert ideas and sketches into real things that people can use. And even despite that superpower, you rarely get the respect you deserve. It’s time for that to change. No longer will I throw my comps over the proverbial wall for you to blindly build. I’ll change my process for you. Let’s sketch together more to be more efficient and effective as a team. Let’s decide in the browser more. I’ll learn to write JSON for you. Let’s share stories about new, more modern ways of shipping products at higher quality in record time. This is gonna be great!
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An Episode Apart with Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman – User Defenders podcast : Inspiring Interviews with UX Superheroes.
On this special episode, Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman and I discuss the premiere web and UX design conference they started over a decade ago. We talk about the game-changing innovations that have come out of An Event Apart, as well as what to expect at the very first Denver appearance on December 11-13, 2017.
It’s conference season and we’ve Una Kravets and Krystal Higgins from An Event Apart Seattle on to talk about how they got into their “things” – the stuff they talk about, why they picked that topic, what to do if other people hop on your thing, and ideas to start giving talks at conferences.
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9:10 Summary of Krystal’s talk “The Joy of Optimizing” talk at An Event Apart Seattle
14:10 How did Krystal learn about on-boarding and dive in to it?
17:20 Can a good app still survive even with bad on-boarding?
19:10 Dave walks into a bar and signs up for Snapchat.
22:01 How do you rate a good or bad on-boarding experience?
26:30 How do you get invited to talk at conferences?
33:40 How does Krystal’s involvement with Android Wear relate to on-boarding?
35:30 Chris tries on a HTC Vive
44:01 What happens if somebody starts treading on your thing?
47:40 If too many people have the same thing, does it create too much noise around it?
50:50 What if no one is interested in your thing?
52:07 3 things to look for in a conference talk.
55:05 Chris’ low-fi way to test out a talk idea.
This is a very special episode that was recorded in front of a live audience at An Event Apart Chicago 2015. Chris and Dave (and a very large fake fern) sat on stage and did a bunch of Q & A, classic ShopTalk style. All the questions were very serious and definitely sent in by real people.
Too often, websites are designed with the only ideal user in mind — a typical person, in great health and sound mind. In reality we humans exist in a variety of states. How could our sites be better, considering the needs of people in crisis?
Mike sits down with internet favorite handsome boy model Jeffrey Zeldman to talk about the history of An Event Apart. From it’s modest beginnings in a basement room at The Franklin Institute, to the inspiring institution it is today.
We sat down with Austin designer Elyse Holladay to get a short recap of An Event Apart, the world’s premier web conference, that recently rolled through town.
A presentation on interaction design from An Event Apart 2010.
Interaction is the secret sauce of the web. Understanding interaction is key to understanding the web as its own medium—it’s not print, it’s not television, and it’s certainly not the desktop.
Anyone building websites nowadays owes a great deal of thanks to Eric Meyer (@meyerweb), both for his contributions to web standards and CSS in general as well as to our community with the books and articles he’s written and the An Event Apart conferences. Along with Jeffrey Zeldman, which I spoke with last month about AEA coming back to Atlanta, I fired up skype and talked a bit about conferences and speaking at conferences with Eric Meyer. Talking with him about what he’s into right now, I got an emphatic “CSS3!”. We can definitely count on Eric to help us sort out the details within CSS3 as we all get deeper and deeper into it. As always he’s actively testing and writing about it for us all. I asked him for a tip on first time talk givers. “The audience is on your side” is what he shared with me, people have come out to hear you either entertain, educate or inspire them so all they want you to do is just that. So you don’t need to apologize, or freak about winning the audience over, they all want you to succeed. Remember that you’re speaking because you have something great to say or share, so bring it! That’s great advice for me personally and one i’ll take into account the next time I get up in front of a group. As with my last post on AEA Atlanta, the lineup looks amazing. Turns out this is a fairly unique lineup for an AEA event, so Atlanta you’re special!
- Sarah Parmenter - @sazzy
- Jason Santa Maria - @jasonsantamaria
- Luke Wroblewski - @lukew
- Andy Clarke - @Malarkey
- Kristina Halvorson - @halvorson
- Jeremy Keith - @adactio
- Aarron Walter - @aarron
- Jared Spool - @JMSPOOL
- Ethan Marcotte - @BEEP
- Jeffrey Veen - @veen
- Eric Meyer - @meyerweb
- Jeffrey Zeldman - @zeldman
Talking with Jeffrey Zeldman about An Event Apart coming to Atlanta and other conference related tales.
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