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Providence UX Meetup: Responsive Web Design

UPDATE: Given the number of RSVPs we will be now opening the doors at 7 and the presentation will start promptly at 7:30. You can grab a burger at the ROI downstairs should you need a bite to eat beforehand. Beer will be provided by our awesome hosts Lullabot.

There have been many requests for a more formal meetup with a presentation and discussion focused on learning about a key User Experience/UI topic. So I am happy to announce the first presentation on responsive web design done by our very own Jason Pamental. Afterwards we will adjourn to a local watering hole in the jewelry district.

Overview (from Jason):

Responsive Web Design is one heck of a popular buzz phrase. It also happens to be one of the most significant inflection points in design thinking for the web. Ever. I say this because it represents the truth of design today: we are not designing a page – we're designing a system. In fact, we’re designing systems of relationships & hierarchy to infer meaning & importance. But in order to convey that meaning and importance across desktops, tablets and phones, that system can not be static. It must respond to the viewport through which it is engaged. We'll talk about exactly what that means, how Responsive Design works (both conceptually and technically), and discuss some ways to adapt your thinking as a designer so YOU can be responsive too.

Please RSVP as soon as possible as we have limited space at our kind hosts Lullabot.

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  • Alex T.

    I made a quick time-lapse of the event.

    June 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I give it a 78 -- it's got a good beat -- I think I can dance to it (from Dick Clark's American Bandstand Rate a Record -- sometime in the 60's).

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Uploaded a bunch of photos from Tuesday's event. Hope you like them. Really enjoyed the event -- very well organized and valuable/practical information was communicated. It was a nice change of pace from the Avery (no way I can keep up with the UX Drinking Team). Hope they do it again sometime. Jason did a great job on his presentation. Kudos to all. For me, it's all about the guacamole - it passed the Mexican test.
    I also shot some video of the event, but you'll have to beg to see them.

    June 27, 2012

  • Chris J.

    Thanks Coryndon, Jen, and of course Jason. I've been reading and reading to get caught up on responsive and Jason't talk helped out much. Looking forward to the event in August.

    June 27, 2012

  • Alex T.

    I had a great time, learned some new things, and found some great sources of further information. Jason's presentation was well paced, informative, and the conversational tone made it all go down smoothly.

    June 27, 2012

  • Mike E.

    Good in that it provided a solid overview of the approach and a list of resources for further detail without getting too bogged down in the code.

    June 27, 2012

  • matt r.

    Great to meet some new people in the RI UI/UX field. To the point and informative presentation as well.

    June 27, 2012

  • Jill


    June 27, 2012

  • Jason P.

    Hi Ian - I'll be talking about media queries and other bits that go with them like strategies for responsive images, as well as some ideas about 'rethinking your design thinking' when it comes to just how you go about designing when the viewport is such a question mark.

    June 13, 2012

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