Smashing Conference

New York 2014 SmashingConf New York 2014 17th–18th of June 2014


Below you'll find the schedule of the Smashing Conference New York. And we do have some surprises for you—but they are not included in the schedule, of course. Stay updated.

Tuesday, 17th | Wednesday, 18th

08:00 Doors Open
9:00 Welcome!

Connected UX

Though design research has become common practice at product companies, it often produces insights that slip into the hazy distance as documents get lost on a hard drive, or ignored by someone in a different department. Worse still, efforts get duplicated when communication breaks down.

UX teams have design research down to a science, but few have discovered a way to connect qualitative and quantitative data, and long histories of research into a central clearinghouse that can be shared, searched, and maintained by different teams. Open access to information strengthens the connections between teams, and supports a general culture of inquiry. In this talk, Aarron will share with you practical methods to get off the research treadmill and get started building connections between data and teams.




10:35 Morning Break

The Elusive, Inclusive Web App

Is it possible to build smooth, fast, app-like experiences in the browser without sacrificing the benefits in reach and accessibility that a standard approach provides? Yes... but getting there can be a bumpy road. In this talk, Scott will share some problems encountered, lessons learned, and battles won in the process of chasing the elusive, inclusive web app.




12:30 Lunch Break




Real-Life Responsive Web Design

More and more organizations are adopting Responsive design in their approach to delivering cross-platform Web products. The fragmentation of devices across mobile, tablet, desktop and more, really only leaves us with one option! What can we learn from those that have done this in real life? Which approaches have worked? Which have failed disastrously? Which have needed tweaking? And which will need future tweaking as new browser technology becomes mainstream?

This talk will focus on responsive front-end development, covering performance tips, the importance of maintainable code, responsible use of web fonts, emerging tooling, and other lessons from Andy's work as front-end architect at the Guardian.

15:30 Afternoon Break





20:30 Party Time!

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