Speaker: Tim Wright - Environmental Design on the Web

  • Dec 11, 2012 · 6:30 PM
  • Wayfair Offices - 4 Copley Place

We’ve come a long way, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

As we step further down the path of responsive design we begin to expose new and exciting problems, which help define the future of user experience on the Web. Problems centering around asset management (like images) have come to the forefront and pushed us to discover new solutions that guide us to exposing what, "crafting a user experience" really means. This not only applies to how we view user experience but also how to user views it, and how to attain those goals without losing our minds.

In this session we’ll look at how we arrived at responsive design as a solution, which problems it solves, and its role in our broader goal to create a truly context-aware design and development model. Using practices like bandwidth testing, monitoring device battery-life and acknowledging that a user’s environment and situation can change with each and every page load, we can craft an extremely custom and targeted experience. We’ll talk about the path we’re moving down, where we can push it to the next level, and most importantly, how to get there.

Tim's Bio:
Tim Wright is the Senior User Interface Designer and Developer at Fresh Tilled Soil, where he helps clients craft bloody brilliant UI designs for web and mobile while finding a balance between design and development. Tim Wright is a frequent speaker, blogger, article writer, and—maybe most importantly—Scotch drinker. You might call him the Hemingway of the development world. His knowledge of JavaScript is unmatched. In fact, he wrote the book on it: Learning JavaScript: A Hands-On Guide to the Fundamentals of Modern JavaScript. Around the office, Tim is known for his calm demeanor, attention to detail, and dry humor. He’s methodical in his problem-solving approach, always striving to exceed his own high standards. To that end, he keeps a stuffed dog on his desk that reminds him, "You can't fake awesome."

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6:30-7:15 Eat pizza and meet other members
7:15-8:15 Presentation
8:15-9:00 Q&A, general socializing

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  • A former member
    A former member

    December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks, I left the slides on my laptop at home, but I'll make sure I post them later today. Hope you all enjoyed the talk!

    December 12, 2012

  • Jonathan B.

    Guys, will there be any food/snacks other than pizza? I am allergic to cheese. Maybe pizza without cheese? Thanks.

    December 11, 2012

    • Jonathan K.

      Wayfair provides a set of free snacks, many of which have no cheese. See you tonight!

      December 11, 2012

    • Jonathan B.

      Thanks, man. See you later!

      December 11, 2012

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