Below you'll find the schedule for our 6th SmashingConf Freiburg. Please note that we changed the timings and the number of breaks. Also, we’ll start slightly later than in the previous years (at 9:30), plus we have an evening session at our party at the ‘Historisches Kaufhaus’ We hope you’ll enjoy the new format!.

Monday, 11th | Tuesday, 12th

08:30 Doors Open
9:30 Welcome and Intro
9:55 TBA
10:45 Morning Break

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.

11:50 Lunch Break


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14:10 Coffee break

Laying Out The Future With Grid And Flexbox

CSS is now over 20 years old, yet it has taken this long for us to get a true layout system designed for web pages and applications. A layout system, not based on hacking properties designed for something else entirely, but one that considers the reality of design for the web today.

With CSS Grid Layout landing in browsers, it is time to get to grips with this new layout system and discover how CSS Grid Layout works alongside Flexbox and the Box Alignment module to bring real layout to the web for the first time. In this talk you’ll learn the basics of Grid Layout and how it fits with existing layout methods such as Flexbox. You’ll also discover how these new standards get into browsers and how CSS itself has evolved to give you a way to support older browsers while taking advantage of these new specifications.

15:15 Afternoon break

Redesign Design

Over the next years, how we design, prototype, and test services and products will change dramatically. We are transitioning from a traditional, industrial mindset of design as a rigid planning process towards the experience of design as a continuous and evolving conversation between makers and users. This talk, based on real-life experiences, explores how design is changing in the digital age, beyond the initial delivery of specifications and blueprints, to an adaptive co-creation process that evolves iteratively over time. This emergent idea of designOps is dissolving the boundaries between planning, discovery, building, and operating phases, leading to results that are more in tune with the true needs of users.

16:20 Afternoon break
16:50 TBA
17:40 Closing Remarks
20:00 Party at the Kaufhaus + Evening Session

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