Below you'll find the schedule for SmashingConf Barcelona 2017. We’ll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in! Stay updated.
Let’s Work Together!
Nobody works alone in a vacuum, and successful work hinges on how well a team communicates and collaborates with each other. This talk will explore many methods, tools, and techniques teams use to produce great web experiences.
How do front-end development teams make sure they write clean and consistent code together? How do designers ensure colors, typography, and other design elements are used correctly? What deliverables should be created in an effective web design process? How are decisions communicated with the team, stakeholders, and the broader organization?
There are no “right” answers to these questions, but this talk will cover some important principles and helpful tactics to help your team make great work together.
Teams, Cultures, And Design System Strategies
Every design system is unique. Your organisational structure, team culture, design approach, project, and even the physical space you’re in, will shape your system. In this talk I invite you to think beyond patterns and components, and look at the underlying structures and connections which make your design system what it is.
SVG: So Very Good
Icon fonts! CSS-only illustrations! High-resolution GIF animations! Today’s web designers still regularly and enthusiastically employ these techniques… yet they’re all a better fit for SVG, a powerful vector image format that’s already old enough to drive a car.
Join me for an impassioned and entertaining introduction to your new favorite image format: What it is, how it works, and why it’s so awesome.
Together we’ll cover:
Real Work/Life Balance in the Studio
After breaking away from agency life and having gone independent, Anton & Irene are treating their Brooklyn-based studio as their long-term passion-project. Now in its third year, they finally managed to find the perfect balance between working on client work (and getting paid!) and working on self-initiated projects (for free!).
They will share their experience on how to successfully have a good work/life balance while producing creative work for both.
🎉🐱✨or: How I didn’t fix emoji in Chrome
Last year, in the dark days of the web, Chrome couldn’t render emojis. Monica tried to fix it, failed, and has been obsessed with bringing unicode to the people ever since. Why do you sometimes get a square instead of a 🍕 if you type U+1F355?
How do skin coloured emoji work? How do you add a dinosaur emoji to the spec, which is decidedly lacking? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, this talk is for you.
What’s Next? The Future of Mobile in Business
For 30 years, IT and personal and mobile computing have evolved to encompass and extend (and disrupt) the industries it touched – from telecommunications to entertainment, and now apparel. Will it continue to disrupt or will Moore’s Law stop its ascent? Horace Dediu discusses innovation and the future of mobile, and explores what the post-mobile world will look like as Apple, Google and others are shaping the mobile experience of the future. Other highlights from the conversation include:
This talk will help you evaluate tools and technologies in a way that best benefits the people who use the websites that we are designing and developing. Let's take a look at some of the hottest new web technologies and together we will dig beneath the hype to find out whether they will really change life on the web for the better.
|20:00||Party at the Palau!|
10 Things I Have Learned After Art School
Being a freelance creative is pretty much about making mistakes and learn from it… repeat, repeat, repeat. There are definitely mistakes each of us have to make, and there are also ones that others made for you so you don’t have to.
Among all the things I learned in 15 years, I narrowed them to 10 most important things to live by, and I would love to share that with you. And oh, because you probably don’t know what illustrators do, so I share a bit of that as well.
How To Start A User Experience Revolution
Are you frustrated that your management team doesn’t see the value of creating great user experiences? Do you struggle to convince colleagues to approach projects from a users perspective?
Many companies pay lip-service to providing a great experience. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. In fact most don’t even realise just how bad their experience can be.
It is time to change that. It is time to start a user experience revolution. In his talk, Paul Boag will layout a battle plan for transforming your organisation. He will show you that you don’t need to have power, position or influence to make a difference. It won’t be easy or quick, but you can start a revolution in your place of work. A revolution that will help to reshape the company into one capable of offering outstanding service. All you need is some determination and a willingness to challenge the status quo.