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Workshops

Our workshops provide an immersive experience to learn the latest techniques and best practices, with a full day dedicated to your preferred topic. It's an ideal way to enhance your conference experience.

On the day before and after the conference, October 28 and October 31, we will host full-day workshops. You can save €100 by getting a conference + workshop ticket. Get a workshop or bundle ticket and assign your workshop at any time.

What an amazing days @smashingconf Freiburg. This is the most I have learned at a single conference in a long time.

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Our workshops offer the opportunity to get to grips with new ideas and techniques in real depth, with a full day spent on the topic of your choice. It’s a great way to round off your conference experience, and lunch will be provided, too.

Join one of the intensive workshops with a limited number of seats. Tickets for the full-day workshops cost €549 — 19% VAT and booking fees included.



Workshops include…

  • Snacks and drinks during the whole day
  • Tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • Paper and pen/pencil

Please notice that the maximum capacity of each workshop is limited. A computer will not be provided, so please bring your own laptop to the workshop.


  • Christine Vallaure
    Your instructor
    Christine Vallaure

    Figma Deep Dive

    Full-day workshop • Monday, October 28, 2024.
    Variables, Components and Responsive Design
    In this deep-dive workshop, we will tackle one of the most essential yet tricky parts of UI design using Figma: truly responsive, component-based UI Design. We also will learn about the brand new Figma features introduced in June 2024 and how they play a key role in this setup.

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  • Nick Desbarats
    Your instructor
    Nick Desbarats

    Practical Chart Masterclass

    Full-day workshop • Monday, October 28, 2024.
    Do you design products that include charts? If you haven’t had specific training on how to visualize data effectively, there’s a good chance that your charts are leaving users confused, bored, unmoved, or—worst of all—with an incorrect understanding of the underlying data.

    This intensive, one-day workshop equips participants with the essential skills that are required to design charts that are clear, compelling, and professional-looking, and that avoid accidentally misrepresenting the underlying data.

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  • Vitaly Friedman
    Your instructor
    Vitaly Friedman

    Designing For Complex UIs, 2024 Edition

    Full-day workshop • Monday, October 28, 2024.
    Roll up your sleeves — it’s time to brush up your UX skills! How would you architect an effective enterprise-grade table? How would you deal with intricate forms, filters and search UX? How do we design effective, accessible data visualizations? And how do we design better AI experiences for our customers, while respecting digital sustainability and inclusive design?

    In this brand new workshop with Vitaly Friedman, a UX designer with the European Parliament and SmashingMag, we’ll cover all of it — with real-life UX challenges and 100s of practical examples and patterns that you can apply to your work right away.

    Get ready: you’ll sail uncharted waters, design truly complex interfaces and receive feedback from people around the world. Plus: you’ll get a UX certificate for all your hard work as well.

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  • Nathan Curtis
    Your instructor
    Nathan Curtis

    Design System Planning and Process

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, October 31, 2024.
    Managing an effective design system requires that it fit smoothly into how an organization makes and delivers digital experiences. Yet, it must also embrace unique and usually more robust processes to deliver high-quality foundations, components, and other features that other teams trust to reuse.

    This workshop exposes you to scope, plan and run processes to make features, deliver releases, tackle complex initiatives, and guide an organization through a major new generation of an entire library. These processes create the foundation by which a system can pursue its vision, realize its strategy, evolve teams and practices, and create lasting value for an organization.

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  • Vitaly Friedman
    Your instructor
    Vitaly Friedman

    Smart Interface Design Patterns, 2024 Edition

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, October 31, 2024.
    Are you ready for a design challenge? In this in-person workshop, Vitaly Friedman, creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, will be taking a microscopic examination of common UX challenges and design patterns in modern interfaces — on desktop and on mobile.

    We’ll study 100s of hand-picked examples and we'll be designing interfaces together, starting from onboarding UX, loading indicators and navigation to modals, overlays, sliders, feature comparisons, configurators — all the way to timelines, drag-and-drop, multi-lingual UX and offboarding. And: we’ll be reviewing and providing feedback to each other’s work.

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Our Antwerp 2024 Partners

  • Neon Moiré
  • Design Systems Events
  • Eventua11y
  • UX360 Research Summit
  • ReactParis
  • Interaction Design Foundation