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Mobile Web Design Workshop with Luke Wroblewski

DATE: Thursday February 23, 2012

TIME: Registration starts at 8:30AM; Course from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

LOCATION: University of Toronto, 40 St George Street, Bahen Building Room 1130 (main floor)

TICKETS: Early bird discount in effect until Jan. 31, 2012. Limited student rates available. Ticket Price includes workshop, refreshments, lunch, and Luke’s Mobile First book

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Each day, device manufacturers ship more than a million touch-screen phones that enable new ways for people to interact with the Web. But when they get to your Web site or application –what kind of experience will people with these devices have? Will they be delighted by your mobile Web experience or frustrated?

In this workshop on Web design best practices for modern mobile devices, Luke Wroblewski will detail how to think about and design for Web organization, actions, inputs, and layout on mobile. Through presentations, collaborative sessions, and lots of examples, you’ll learn how to:

Use “content first/navigate second” organizational structures optimized for small screens and mobile use cases.

Design for increasingly prevalent touch interactions with appropriate targets and gestures.

Construct forms and input fields to make input on mobile easier and more frequent.

Manage layouts across multiple devices with ruthless editing, device classes, and responsive/flexible designs.

And more…

Armed with these design best practices and principles, you can make sure people have a great mobile Web experience whenever they visit your site.

Luke Wroblewski

Luke W is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide.

Luke was Co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter Inc. just nine months after being launched publicly. Prior to this, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) atBenchmark Capital and the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-thinking integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

Luke is the author of the new book Mobile First, two already popular Web design books (Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) and many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.’s platform team, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products (such as eBay Express and Kijiji) and internal tools and processes. He also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the Nationa l Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors:


Ryerson DMZ

University of Toronto Interactive Media Lab


Free Enrollment in MAP Open to Select OCAD University & George Brown College Students & Faculty Members

You want to be connected into the mobile marketplace.
We want to help you get there.

The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) is reserving a few select seats for OCAD University and George Brown College students and faculty members to participate in the Mobile Accelerator Program (MAP).

MAP is a six-part series of half-day workshops over a twelve week period commencing January 19, 2012 and ending March 29, 2012.

MAP is an opportunity to learn and network with experienced professionals about the ins & outs of developing and growing a mobile business. It will enable participants to build business relationships by working and learning with a variety of mobile experts in a small group setting.

You must apply to be considered for free enrolment in MAP. Please contact Kathleen Webb at or 416-977-6000 ext. 4363 to receive the application form.

The deadline for applications is January 15th at 5:00 p.m.

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