An Event Apart DC: The Recap

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Forty Design Director, Amy Lamp, was lucky enough to make it to DC's An Event Apart—a conference for people who care about code as well as content, and usability as well as design—and has brought back a a bevy of web knowledge goodness to share with everyone at PHX Content Strategy.

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An Event Apart DC: The Recap

  1. 1. Recap: AnEventApart2013 Washington,D.C. AmyLamp DesignDirector amy.lamp@forty.co
  2. 2. Conference recap Panel discussion Identifyandexplore thelandscapeof digitaldesignand content-creation Determinewaysto adjustourworkflowso thatcross-discipline teamscanadapt
  3. 3. Websitecreationis arapidly-changing environment.
  4. 4. Contentanduserneeds drivedesign.
  5. 5. Systems. Iteration. Accessibility.
  6. 6. Systems. Iteration. Accessibility.Wedon’tdecidehowpeople accessourwebsites.Theydo.Andincreasinglyit’son smalldeviceswithlowerbandwidth.
  7. 7. Systems.Createflexiblesystemsratherthan fixed“pages”toaccommodatetheslewof ever-changingdevices. Iteration. Accessibility.Wedon’tdecidehowpeople accessourwebsites.Theydo.Andincreasinglyit’son smalldeviceswithlowerbandwidth.
  8. 8. Systems.Createflexiblesystemsratherthan fixed“pages”toaccommodatetheslewof ever-changingdevices. Iteration.There’snosuchthingasaperfect launch.Getyourprojectouttheresoyoucanbegin improvingit. Accessibility.Wedon’tdecidehowpeople accessourwebsites.Theydo.Andincreasinglyit’son smalldeviceswithlowerbandwidth.
  9. 9. Accessibility whatdevice peopleare using their relationshipto thatdevice qualityof internet connection 1 2 3
  10. 10. device / relationship / connection Somanydevices, somanysizes. 3”to30”andbeyond Accessibility Systems Iteration
  11. 11. device / relationship / connection Rememberthatcurrent situationsarebadfor predictingfuturebehavior. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/04/02/phablets-fad-flurry/ Accessibility Systems Iteration
  12. 12. device / relationship / connection Mobiledevices areadisruptive innovation. i.e.,it’sacheapwayformorepeople toaccesstheinternet Accessibility Systems Iteration
  13. 13. TVbrowsers= touch+distance device / relationship / connection Accessibility Systems Iteration
  14. 14. device / relationship / connection Mobiledeviceinteractionis oftenone-handed Accessibility Systems Iteration
  15. 15. device / relationship / connection Themobile devicemaybe theironlyaccess toyoursite. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  16. 16. device / relationship / connection Takecarewiththe “mobile”experience. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  17. 17. device / relationship / connection YMMV 35%havenointernetaccessathome. Themeansofgettingoutofpovertyareincreasingly availableexclusivelyontheinternet. 31%ofmobileownerswhousetheirmobiledevicefor internetuseitfortheirprimaryinternetuse. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  18. 18. Theintroductionof differentdevicesandsizes reallyjusttakesusbackto thenaturalstateoftheweb. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  19. 19. pageweight makeinputeasy favorHTMLover Javascriptsolutions startwiththesmallscreen toucheverywhere Specificstokeepinmind: Accessibility Systems Iteration
  20. 20. Responsive fluidlayouts flexbox mediaqueriesbasedonEMsratherthanpixels breakpointsbasedoncontentneeds,notfixed gridsystem Accessibility Systems Iteration
  21. 21. Systems “Putyourclientsinthe positiontosucceed.” —SamanthaWarren
  22. 22. Styletiles Lookandfeel http://styletil.es/ Accessibility Systems Iteration
  23. 23. Pattern portfolios Componentlibrary+ pageexamples http://clearleft.com/thinks/onpatternportfolios/ Accessibility Systems Iteration
  24. 24. In-browser wireframes anddesign http://alistapart.com/article/responsive-comping- obtaining-signoff-with-mockups Accessibility Systems Iteration
  25. 25. Contentstrategy “Contentstrategyiscaringforthe lifecycleofcontent.” ­­­—KristinaHalvorson who + how Accessibility Systems Iteration
  26. 26. Workflowand governance Goodcollaboration Makingyourselfheard Asking“why?” Substanceand structure Goodwriting Chunkingyourcontent people contentcomponents Accessibility Systems Iteration
  27. 27. Iteration “Butpeoplewillseeit!” —JasonSantaMaria
  28. 28. Don’tprotectideas. WeWANTfeedback. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  29. 29. Getoverperfectionism andshipit. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  30. 30. Greatdesigns evolve. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  31. 31. It’seasiertorevise thantocreate. Accessibility Systems Iteration
  32. 32. JaredSpool ExperienceDesign
  33. 33. EveryonewantstobeanAppleStore. Becausethey’resuccessful. Becausetheyare designedwithintention.
  34. 34. “Appleproducts suckjustasmuchas everyoneelse’s”
  35. 35. Innovationdoesn’tmean newinventions. Innovationmeans addingnewvalue.
  36. 36. …andthatwasAnEventApart2013, Washington,D.C.

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