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Beyond the Comp: Alternatives to Conveying Interactive Design Concepts

Many of the processes and deliverables widely used in web design today have been inherited from print, or born in the early days of web design. Deliverables like static wireframes or rounds of Photoshop comps provide a muted glimpse of the experiences they are trying to represent, which often result in mismanaged expectations and wasted resources. Erin Kurtz, Substance's Experience Director, will present some of the ways we are redefining our methods and deliverables by capitalizing on the broadening skill sets of our UX, Design and Development teams to work smarter and more efficiently in our User Experience and Visual Design phases.

I'm pretty excited for this talk, as the design web field could use a bit of disruption. Thanks to Erin and Substance for presenting this talk, thanks to Webtrends for the space, and thanks to Vitamin T for catering dinner!

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  • Joe S.

    What was the hackathon mentioned during the last meetup? I know some folk who are interested and I can't seem to find the info. Thanks!

    May 22, 2013

  • Alex R.

    Great talk, Erin. It's interesting to see how everyone's thinking and processes are evolving. It's apparent there's no tool yet that's a silver bullet. Also: I totally agree about Twitter Bootstrap. I've pretty much suck with it because it just looks better to me ;)

    May 10, 2013

  • Ryan S.

    Nothing really new here but the speaker was witty and charming. I'd be game for a more extensive dive into Bootstrap as used in this context.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Drew S.

    is this catered for everyone?

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make this one next time :)

    May 8, 2013

  • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

    folks, looks like i have to miss this one - PDXNode is doing a NodeCopter demo that night i already committed to. sorry! and hey, @sean ongley, look for my friend & roomie & graphic artist whom you probably know from KBOO, conch. anyone - please take notes & post them and any links to slides, if you could. thanx!

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Barbara H.

    TOTALLY BUMMED that I cannot attend this event. How can I get to see/view the preso? Will it be recorded?

    May 8, 2013

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    May 6, 2013

  • Matt J

    Looking forward to it!

    May 2, 2013

  • Ashley P.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 26, 2013

  • Ryan S.

    Soundz RAD.

    April 25, 2013

  • Justin Henry A.

    Looks like it's going to be a great event

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great! :)

    April 14, 2013

  • Tina

    Looking forward to the presentation!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry have to go out of town for work. I'll see you at the next meetup.

    April 13, 2013

  • Amanda F.

    This sounds like a great meetup and talk. I have software engineering classes on Thursday nights. I'll spread the word about this one!

    April 13, 2013

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