A Day of Responsive Design
Ethan Marcotte & Karen McGrane
This is one of the workshops we arrange as a part of the UX, Service Design and Innovation conference From Business to Buttons 2015. More information about the main event can be found on the conference website.
Ready for responsive? It's not just about flexible layout anymore: it's about designing a better process. The challenges companies face go well beyond new design and development techniques—doing responsive design right also requires a new way of thinking about project goals, roles and responsibilities, review and approval processes, and project culture. The best responsive sites are based on a culture of performance, a plan for accessibility and progressive enhancement from the outset, an iterative design and development practice, and—perhaps most important—a well-researched and executed content strategy.
During the workshop
We lay the groundwork for understanding responsive design and why it's important; how your content will need to adapt as you move onto other platforms and devices; how your design and development processes will change; how the tools and deliverables you create will evolve; and how to make responsive design happen in your organization. This session will include a mix of presentations by Ethan and Karen, hands-on exercises, discussions among the attendees, and we always leave plenty of time for Q&A.
This workshop will cover:
- Selling and gaining buy-in for doing responsive design
- Thinking about content separate from presentation, and how the "page" is different
- Rapid iterations and prototyping as part of the responsive design process
- Managing the rewrite and migration process along with a redesign
- How content types, pattern libraries, and design standards can make your life easier
- How project team and stakeholder roles and responsibilities change
- How review and approval processes will be different
Required equipment and knowledge
You don't need hands-on experience with front-end coding techniques, but you do need a working knowledge of the web design and development process.
About Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane
Ethan coined the term "responsive web design" to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web. His popular book on responsive design has been widely praised, as it demonstrates how designers and organizations can leverage the Web's flexibility to design across mobile, tablet, and desktop — and whatever might come next. He is simply one of the greatest web design thinkers in the world, one who has changed the very foundation for how we build websites.
If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen McGrane would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For nearly 20 years Karen has helped businesses create better digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy. She is Managing Partner at Bond Art + Science, a UX consultancy she founded in 2006, and formerly VP and National Lead for User Experience at Razorfish. Her book, Content Strategy for Mobile, was published in 2012 by A Book Apart.
- Tid & datum
20 apr 2015