"Environmental Design on the Web" with speaker Tim Wright of Fresh Tilled Soil



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.



About the Speaker:
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 author. You might call him the Hemingway of the development world (probably not). His knowledge of JavaScript is unmatched (also, probably matched somewhere). In fact, he wrote the book on it: Learning JavaScript: A Hands-On Guide to the Fundamentals of Modern JavaScript.



6:30p-7:15pm: Networking & Socializing

7:15pm-8:00pm: Presentation

8:00pm-8:15pm: Q&A

8:15pm-9:00pm: Continue Networking & Socializing



Thanks to Fresh Tilled Soil for providing space for our March event!


Fresh Tilled Soil
Suite A310 at the Riverworks
480 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472


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For public transportation there are buses that go to Watertown. On train you can get off at Cambridge at the Red Line to Central Square stop, and take the 70 or 70A bus to Watertown. The Riverworks building is a 12 minute walk from the bus stop on main street.

From Boston downtown, you can take the 558 bus from the Federal & Franklin downtown, and the bus will bring you right in front of the Riverworks building.



Kendo UI is graciously sponsoring us for pizza and beverages, thanks to Kendo UI!







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