Below you’ll find the schedule for SmashingConf San Francisco 2018. We’ll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in! Stay updated.
|08:30 AM||Doors Open|
|9:30 AM||Welcome and Intro|
How Being A Graphic Designer Helped Me Through Stuff
As a graphic designer, I'm lucky to make stuff for all kinds of stuff. But more and more, I'm realizing the profound impact it has on the stuff in the rest of my life. Stuff in my backyard. Stuff that holds stuff. Stuff on the open road. Stuff in my bank account. Stuff for my nephew. Stuff with our family's stuff. Stuff for people I'll never meet. And stuff on one of the saddest days of my life. That's a lot of stuff. Plus, we'll update you on all the stuff we've been up to, aside from all this stuff. Tons of new stuff!
Unlocking the Power of CSS Grid Layout
Once you have grasped the basics of CSS Grid, you quickly discover how it enables many existing design patterns in a streamlined, elegant way. However, we shouldn’t see Grid in isolation. Understanding how other parts of CSS work together with Grid is key, in order to get the most out of our new abilities.
In this talk Rachel will be concentrating on a couple of these areas, CSS Box Alignment and CSS Sizing. Rachel will show you practical ways in which a little bit of knowledge in these areas can unlock the full potential of the Grid Specification. You’ll learn how to create useful components and to start thinking of ways in which you can solve design and interface problems in more creative ways.
|11:30 AM||Morning Break|
In this talk, Mina will be highlighting the struggles, the solutions and the workflow when redesigning and rebuilding Slack, and specifically how the team uses CSS Grid in production, and how it optimized the experience for performance and accessibility.
Designing Powerful User Experiences With Psychology
What do an overnight 40% drop in road accidents, a night in on the couch watching TV and a good night’s sleep have to do with digital product design?
Humans only have limited mental capacity and no-one is ever operating at 100%. We are all influenced by the world around us and by how our minds work. As designers we need to be able to understand this and design for it.
To help you understand how psychology can transform your designs, we’ll look at:
After the talk, you’ll be able to:
|01:40 PM||Lunch Break (lunch is included) and Netlify Lunch Session|
Name That Script!
How many third-party scripts are loading on our web pages these days? How can we objectively measure the value of these (advertising, a/b testing, analytics, etc.) scripts — considering their impact on web performance, user experience, and business goals?
We’ve learned to scrutinize content hierarchy, browser support, and page speed as part of the design and development process.
Similarly, Trent will share recent experiences and explore ways to evaluate and discuss the inclusion of 3rd-party scripts.
Fast By Default: Modern Loading Best Practices
|04:50 PM||Afternoon Break|
Cross Cultural Design in the Age of Globalization
In this talk, award-winning creative director Yiying Lu will share her 10 years of cross-cultural design practice for global brands and businesses such as Disney, Twitter, 500 Startups, Wasabi Warriors and so on. She will tell her personal stories of how she created artworks for the Twitter Fail Whale, the Conan O’Brien Pale Whale, the official Dumpling Emoji, as well as the Shanghai Disney Recruitment Campaign. Additionally, she will mention her unique experience as IDEO’s first Artist In Residence in China. Join Yiying on a journey of exploring cross-cultural creativity through colorful logos, whimsical illustrations, symbolic typography designs with occasional puns & jokes - as she has been working on her stand-up comedy sketch for a while.
|06:10 PM||Closing Remarks|
|08:00 PM||Party Time!|