Below you'll find the schedule for SmashingConf Barcelona 2015. We’ll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in! Stay updated.

Tuesday, 20th | Wednesday, 21st

08:00 Doors Open
9:00 Welcome!

The Wonderful World of SVG

SVG is vector graphics for the web. But fear not, at it's heart it's just a file format and no harder to use than JPG, PNG, or GIF. If you aren't using it yet, I hope by the end of this talk you'll not only be anxious to start, but empowered to do amazing things with it. Things like style it with CSS, animate it with JavaScript, or use it to build an entire icon system out of for your site. And you'll know you're doing the right thing, because you'll learn how efficient and accessible SVG can be.


Living Design Systems

Product design and development can cover a range of devices and platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, responsive web applications and web sites, desktop apps, and web-based prototypes… and if you work in a very large organization, you may have a range of products and features to add several variations or themes within each of these areas.

In order to stay productive and effective across teams, platforms, and devices, systemic design and development is imperative. UI Libraries and Style Guides are a great step towards keeping everything aligned. But how can this style guide be a maintainable, useful resource rather than a distraction?

Learn from a product designer's perspective from past and current projects ranging from small teams to large enterprise teams — how she and her teams have strived to maintain a 'single source of truth' for a truly living spec through a living style guide and prototype — all of which can improve your product design and development lifecycle.

11:20 Morning Break

Embracing the network

The network is intrinsically unreliable. More so, the network is out of your control as a developer. Therefore, we must design systems which embrace the unpredictability of the network and defend against it all costs. How can you prioritise the delivery of your core content? What best-practices can you use to optimise your assets? How can we design interfaces which adapt and respond to changing network conditions? And finally, how are new APIs such as ServiceWorker changing the way we think about the network?

During this talk Patrick will share his experiences delivering high-performance websites to millions of users over the past 3 years at The Guardian and Financial Times. Which – most importantly – are resilient to the network.


Peace, Hellfire & Outer Space

Seb Lester charts his life in letters from early student work to corporate type design for some of the world's biggest companies to current art and design projects.

13:40 Lunch Break

How to Design with Science without loosing 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.


Paper, plastic & pixels

Brendan likes to cut things up then splice them together in different ways to make new things. In this talk, he takes you through some of his work and the thought processes behind that work. From generative installations to 3D printed data to the Internet of Things, Brendan shows the fun, eclectic nature of being a designer in the 21st Century and how we’re only just getting started!

17:00 Closing Remarks
20:00 Party Time!

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