Responding to Responsive - A Designer's Guide to Adapting

Session Speaker(s): 
Saturday, November 8 2014
Room: Warp Zone
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

There’s no denying that a designer’s role is changing. Responsive Design has made the whole process much more complex. Designers are now expected to be equal parts artist and coder, and to use HTML, CSS & Javascript as their palette. I’ve met that challenge, and I‘ve spent the last few years working on several large, responsive Drupal sites. This talk will include a candid, real-world look at my personal evolving design process, as well as lessons from my own personal journey as a designer.

Topics include:

  • A thorough walkthrough of responsive design deliverables: Content Strategy, HTMLWireframes, Style Tiles, & Style Mocks. Examples will be shown.
  • Managing the expectations of Clients, Users and Developers
  • Keeping the focus on User Experience
  • Real world successes and failures
  • A fight to the death between Photoshop & In-Browser design
  • Creating a better iterative process
  • Bridging the gap between design and front-end development
  • Embracing the concept of Kaizen (continuous improvement) as a designer