6PM-6:30PM: Gather and socializing, light snacks provided
6:30PM-7:30PM: Jen Myers (http://jenmyers.net) presents Developers Can't Design (And Other Completely Untrue Design Myths)
Designers are designers and developers are developers and never the twain shall meet, right? Except – not really. There are some imaginary lines drawn around the two disciplines of design and development, but the truth is they are closely intertwined, and it can be very useful for software creators to be able to understand the value and process of design. This presentation will correct some commonly-held misconceptions about design and focus on how software development companies can integrate designers into their workflows in order to create clearer, cleaner and more usable applications.