Where there's muck, there's brass

A session at Smashing Conference 2012

Monday 17th September, 2012

7:30pm to 8:30pm (CET)

When was the last time you looked at a user interface and noticed it? Was it shiny? Beveled edges and drop shadows? Faux leather and grey satin? Or did you skip over all of that and just get on with that you were doing?

The quest for the perfect aesthetic in user interface design is hotting up. New technologies give us faster machines, more crisp display resolutions - all capable of showing every user interface blemish. You see, perfection can be a problem.

This talk will celebrate happy accidents, revel in grime and explore how we can make our user interfaces feel more human: warts and all.

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Mark Boulton

Designer. Speaker. Writer. Publisher. Cyclist. Lapsed Martial Artist. Guitarist. Husband. Dad. bio from Twitter

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Time 7:30pm8:30pm CET

Date Mon 17th September 2012

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  • A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web (Five Simple Steps)
  • Web Standards Creativity

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