Designing the best experience is a challenge, and every designer and developer has their own way of tackling it. But, well, no matter how different our approaches are, one thing is for sure: We can learn a lot from each other.
To give you your dose of UX inspiration, we are happy to announce that our dear friends at Adobe, are streaming live from the Awwwards Conference which will take place in Berlin on February 8th and 9th. Joining the live stream will be several Awwwards speakers to discuss UX/UI industry trends and share their tips for good experience design as they work live in front of the camera and answer questions from the online audience.
Among the live stream guests are leading lights in the field of UX and virtual reality, digital visionaries, and design professionals: Tobias Ahlin, Experience Design Director at Minecraft, for example, Jeany Ngo, Experience Designer at Airbnb, Michael Flarup, Danish designer and entrepreneur, Irina Spicaka, Senior UX/UI and Software Designer at Holoplot, and Melanie Daveid, Product Design Lead at Onefootball, and many more.
Sounds good? Well then, prepare yourself a nice cup of coffee, or better yet, find a comfy spot not too far away from the coffee machine: The live stream will start on Thursday, February 8th at 10 AM (CET). Tune in.
You'll find the live stream schedule below, so you can jump in and out whenever you like. There will be six interview sessions each day. All times are CET.
Thursday, February 8th
- 10:00 AM: Michael Flarup (Designer and Entrepreneur, Northplay)
- 11:00 AM: Enea (Studio Adoratorio)
- 12:00 PM: Tobias Ahlin (Experience Design Director, Minecraft)
- 1:00 PM: Jeany Ngo (Experience Designer, Airbnb)
- 2:00 PM: Irina Spicaka (Senior UX/UI and Software Designer, Holoplot)
- 3:00 PM: Moritz von Volkmann (Head of Design, COUP)
Friday, February 9th
- 10:00 AM: Anton & Irene (Design Studio)
- 11:00 AM: Melanie Daveid (Product Design Team Lead, Onefootball)
- 1:00 PM: Daniel Kluwe (Senior Art Director, Brandyourlife)
- 2:00 PM: Lance Wyman (Graphic Designer)
- 3:00 PM: Vitaly Friedman (Co-Founder of Smashing Magazine)
- 4:00 PM: Khoi Vinh (Principal Designer, Adobe)
SmashingConf UX And Design Talk Highlights
Not enough for you yet? To make the learning continue after the live stream has ended, how about one of these recent SmashingConf talks? Enjoy!
Cheating The UX When There Is Nothing More To Optimize
You have optimized every line of code of your site/mobile application, used all the techniques at your disposal to have the fastest loading time possible. Yet, users still complain about the slowness. Let’s learn to use different design techniques and UX to work performance also at the level of user perception.
How To Design With Science Without Losing The Magic
We've all had that experience, that feeling when we poured our heart and soul into some UX or design work only for it to be not taken seriously, criticised or worse, ignored. How telling stories, understanding business, talking data & numbers and psychology can all be used together to get good design done. All the time making sure we don't loose that magic inherent in great design. We'll look at approaches to plan, advocate and explain your ideas and design with confidence to get buy-in from the project team or client to ensure the user experience is the best it can be.
Once More, With Feeling
What you don’t know can’t hurt you, at least that’s the old saying. But on the web, it is precisely the things that you don’t know and can’t see that can cause the biggest headaches. The web is an unstable and unpredictable environment and every day there are complications that go unnoticed and unseen — but not by the people trying to use your site. Building a stable, usable experience online requires that we broaden our perspective.
Harnessing the Creative Mind
Creativity, whether it is about artistic or problem solving, is the result of learning to skillfully use the resources we have at our disposal. One such resource is how our minds process information and the world around us. Though creativity is not exclusively about problem-solving, understanding how the mind sustains our creative process facilitates and strengthens the ability to problem solve.
This talk, based on real-life experiences, explores how design is changing in the digital age, beyond the initial delivery of specifications and blueprints, to an adaptive co-creation process that evolves iteratively over time. This emergent idea of designOps is dissolving the boundaries between planning, discovery, building, and operating phases, leading to results that are more in tune with the true needs of users.