Below you'll find the schedule for SmashingConf New York 2017. We’ll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in! Stay updated.
And So The Mystery Begins...
Have you figured out yet who was the Mystery Speaker this time? ;-)
How to Design with Science without losing 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.
A Modern Front-End Workflow with DevTools
You can expect to learn hidden DevTools secrets but also how to adopt a modern development and debugging workflow. This talk is important for any web developer or designer who wants to understand and debug the internals of a webpage quickly and with ease. It will also cover a few CSS tools, performance profiling and debugging techniques, all with the goal of mastering your authoring workflow to ensure your development workflow is highly optimised.
Cross Cultural Design in the Age of Globalization
In this talk, Creative Director Yiying Lu will share her branding design, illustration and typography projects from a multi-cultural & linguistic aspect. She will showcase and talk about her cross cultural design practices for global companies and organizations, such as Disney Shanghai, NYU Shanghai, Twitter, Cre8 Summit, 500 Startups, the Dumpling Emoji Project and so on. This talk will take audiences on a journey of exploring creativity within cross-cultural communication in the age of globalization.
|1:00pm||Lunch Break (not provided)|
10 War Stories About Selling Creative Services
We’ve all been in these situations at one point or another: A project that once held great promise is getting loused up by incompetent marketing assistants or micromanaging CEOs. Here are 10 of my war stories – no fancy slides, no names, no hype, just the facts. Plus a few words about what I have learned along the way.
Approaching Pixels And Projections
Kate Dawkins has projected onto a floor of ice, the ceiling of the London Design Museum, the bridge of the USS intrepid in NY and put content onto the smallest amount of LEDs to create one of the largest screens for the London 2012 Olympics ceremonies.
It goes without saying that each project requires a unique approach. But that approach encompasses so many variants. These large-scale projects are inevitably a roller-coaster ride of design, decision making, blood, sweat and sometimes, just sometimes tears!
Kate is a designer and director that approaches each project applying logic to the problem and a passion to the solution. She’ll be sharing an insight into how she works, some of the experiences she’s encountered over the years and how she approaches some of the more challenging aspects of these experiential projects.
The Gnarly Gotchas Of Page Load Performance
In this interactive talk, we'll look into the weird gotchas of the web platform, and learn how to overcome them.
|6:00pm||Networking Evening at Barcade, 148 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011|