In today’s software world, raw functionality is just the beginning. Touch devices are a part of almost every user’s daily life, and users now expect more than gray forms and data grids in the software they use. Most developers have only haziest idea of how to approach building advanced user interfaces in XAML or HTML5 to address those expectations. It’s time to move beyond the limitations of the past by learning fundamental design principles, UI navigation patterns, prototyping, storyboarding, and many other skills.
This workshop explains design concepts in ways specifically tailored for developers to understand, by getting beyond mere guidelines into the user psychology and brain wiring that make the concepts work. Interactive exercises reinforce the concepts, and you’ll find yourself challenged to look at user experiences in completely new ways. Leave your laptops in the bag, bring paper and pencil, and have a day of fun, hands-on learning.