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
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.
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 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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