re:build 2011 schedule

Friday 29th July 2011

  • Designing to Where The Web Will Be

    by Faruk Ateş

    How has the Web evolved through its infancy, and where is it going as it matures? Faruk Ateş explores the Web’s origins as a document-sharing network, its present-day function as a communications medium, and its future as a software platform and more, diving into the techniques and principles we can and should employ in our work today. From a new form of progressive enhancement to responsive web design, learn how the combination of best practices and a mind freed from the shackles of browser realities can deliver the most awe-inspiring results.

    At 10:10am to 11:00am, Friday 29th July

  • SproutCore: What's It All About?

    by Yehuda Katz

    SproutCore’s been around for about 5 years, and is the core technology used in Mobile Me and NPR’s new app for the Chrome Web Store. But what’s it really all about? In this talk, Yehuda will walk you through the core concepts of SproutCore. You should walk away from the talk with an understanding of what SproutCore does for you, and an idea of where to go next to start using it in a real project. He will also talk about how you can use SproutCore without having to use the full framework for smaller projects.

    At 11:10am to 12:00pm, Friday 29th July

  • Design Roadmap

    by Jan Cavan

    How do you make sure that in every project you are moving in the right direction? How can project success be achieved? This talk will explore the designer's work process and recommend tools that will help make you create a proper design roadmap to ensure you are taking the best route.

    At 12:10pm to 1:00pm, Friday 29th July

  • Bit Depth

    by Neven Mrgan

    At my dayjob, I design Mac software UI/UX, websites, T-shirts, and office signage. In my spare time, I’ve designed 8-bit games. I think every creative professional would benefit from fully executing projects of different complexity, history, and purpose.

    At 2:10pm to 3:00pm, Friday 29th July

  • Passion to Startup

    by Leah Culver

    In the summer of 2009, I built a web-based IRC client as a hobby project. It was a surprising success and over the past two years my passion for chat has become Convore, a small startup funded by Y Combinator. This talk will cover the joys of creating your own company and how to avoid the pitfalls.

    At 3:10pm to 4:00pm, Friday 29th July

  • It's the Little Things

    by Brad Colbow

    Small interface changes can have a big impact in your design. A poorly labeled button here or a feature missing there may seem insignificant but can add add up to big problems for your users. Brad shares his experience designing for mobile platforms and how small differences between iOS, Android and other platforms can really change your interface.

    At 4:30pm to 5:20pm, Friday 29th July

  • The Responsive Web Designer

    by Ethan Marcotte

    There’s been a lot of great discussion about responsive web design: merging media queries and flexible, grid-based layouts to create more adaptive, universal designs. But how does a responsive approach affect our design workflow? And when is responsive design right for your project? We’ll look at sites and strategies to try and answer these questions, and learn to become more responsive designers.

    At 5:30pm to 6:20pm, Friday 29th July