We’re back with another Back to Basics event. This time with a topic that all levels of developers will get something out of.
Planning your projects at the very beginning can be a fun yet daunting task. Showing clients early concepts, prototypes, wireframes and ideas at early stages can help you land the contract, or perhaps see concerns or new features for your own project that wasn’t apparent before. Michael McArthur and Paul Crimi, both of whom are Product Designers at BNotions, are going to walk us through their processes of how they begin a project, what resources they use, and what goes on in their minds as they get everything off the ground. More details and a description of the talk will come soon.
I’m limiting the capacity to 50 people right now until a venue is confirmed but I’ve received a lot of interest in this event so I would like to post it early.
Michael takes a very calculated approach to architecting optimal products and interactions. He has created award-winning interactive products for brands such as Nike and Range Rover. In his time at BNOTIONS, Michael has been fundamental in creating streamlined apps based on complex requirements for C Spire PERCS, Indigo, and Royal Bank of Canada. Michael excels in marrying core business objectives with those of the user to ensure that an application’s flow and general structure is designed for maximum efficiency, productivity, and overall ease of use.
Paul is a product designer, responsible for crafting products that are as functional as they are enjoyable. Paul’s highly intuitive understanding of the end-users of his products and persistent study of natural user interfaces empower him to make very effective product design decisions, especially around implementing creative and effective interfaces. With over 5 years in a senior graphic and user experience design role and over 10 years of industry experience, Paul has taken part in evolving how we interact with products to ensure end-users can intuitively interact with and derive significant value from the product. At BNOTIONS Paul has been the lead product designer for many successful projects including the Indigo mCommerce app and Sport Chek Scan & Save mobile App. Paul also teaches the Intro to User Experience Design course through the Yorkville Media Centre. Prior to working at BNOTIONS, Paul led the design of a new donations portal for World Vision Canada and the Business App Store for Rogers.
This session will be live streamed on our YouTube page so long as the venue has the bandwidth to do so however note that I am looking to get some great give-aways for this event, including tickets to SPOTLIGHT MEAN stack, JQueryTO, FITC Toronto and potentially NASA Space Apps Toronto (when it’s announced shhh).