Eventbrite - D2W and MuraCon2013


September 30 and October 1, 2013

Kansas City Missouri, InterContiental Hotel on the Plaza.

Monday, September 30 registration and badge pickup is at 8-8:50am

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day.

Designer, developer, UX and MuraCon tracks.

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Legend: Design/Hybrid | Developer/Hybrid | UX

Day 1: Monday, September 30

Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Keynote: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Eric Carlisle - The Yin and Yang of Responsive Design Workflow

Responsive design has revolutionized the way we create websites, yet there is a strong tendancy to still use traditional workflow methodologies. Such workflows can make a project far less efficient while adding a gamut of risks. This session will explore this dilemma, propose alternate workflows for responsive website projects, and offer respective approaches and tooling options for both designers and developers.

Kristin Henry - A little fun with Data Visualization
What is data?

Just sets of numbers, names, words, bits and pixels? How do we make sense of it all? Effective data visualizations help us find the signal in the noise, to quickly find patterns that are not easily seen in the raw data. In this presentation we'll discuss some elements of successful and not-so-successful data visualizations, as well as technical issues in the presentation of data on the web.

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Danielle Cooley - Less Content. More Strategy

This presentation will briefly describe the concept of content strategy, then explore how an abundance of content increases stress and costs money, and how LESS content is a much better approach. Attendees will gain an appreciation of content strategy as a discipline, consider a new approach to product content, and assess the wisdom of their own company's content strategy (if they have one). (designer/develoepr - everyone )

Douglas Knudsen - The Modern Web Workflow: The Acronym Inundation Edition

My how the daily web developers workflow has changed! Not only has the tool set grown in richness, diversity has struct and left us with a plethora of tools to do our daily jobs. Stop by and hear me cover the gamut of these tools from SublimeText to WebStorm, Yeoman, CodeKit, npm, and the like. You want LESS or SASS with that? We will even try to Grunt with a straight face! Bower who? Drop in as I describe and introduce some of these new tools you should include in your daily work flow.

11:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. BOF Lunch

Grab your favorite speaker, some people you've never met and have some lunch on the Plaza

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Erik Bernskiöld - Designing and Developing for E-Commerce

Designing and developing E-Commerce websites presents a special set of challenges. The relationship between designer and developer is put to its test when creating effective online sales experiences. We'll talk about the balance between effective UX and solid security and how to ultimately create a great E-Commerce website.

Ray Camden - Using Browser Tools to Debug Web Applications

Probably the most boring session title ever, but the idea is to give a deep dive into how you can use the browser to help debug HTML, JavaScript, and CSS issues. (some coding experience - designer/developer)

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Georgette Maria Werhan-Sullivan - The butterfly effect of engineering on UX workflow, deliverables and engagement

Description: Caught in wire frame hell? Are engineers deciding what is important to users? Learn how workflow is affect by development process and strategies to move from sitting at the bottom of the development hill engaged in tactical work to the top of the development mountain as strategic leadership.

James Hopper - HTML5 Web Forms

HTML forms are an important way to first connect with our web visitors. You have probably created a form or two before. We'll look at the classic input types of text, password, checkbox, radio and submit buttons. The text input element is the multitool of the HTML form. It easily adapts to almost any job you want to give it in your form. On the other hand, text input is semantically neutral, which is why we add our own semantics through IDs and class names. That requires us to rely on JavaScript and server frameworks to handle validation and rich interactions.

However, HTML5 forms add 13 new values for the input type attribute, as well as a host of other attributes that will speed up your forms development. We will look at which modern solutions a you can use to design your next CSS-based form, including the implementation status of HTML5 form elements in various browsers. We'll also learn how to use new client validation features in HTML5 forms

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Jon Kohrs - Agile + Kanban + UX = ?

With a host of agile methodologies to pick from, how do you best align your UX team to your corporate development teams?  While agile methodologies have become common place in many development teams, the lifecycle of UX is just emerging.  This session explores the line between development and UX processes.  Whether you are already adopting agile, or plan to soon, this session can help you connect UX with developers through Kanban, providing keys to success in adopting agile worklows within your UX team.

Chris Fisher - You say we have a revolution?

We are the middle of several technology revolutions and we are in the center of it all. It's time to think bigger, better and smarter.

4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Jason Whitney - The Customer Lifecycle

A patented approach to qualifying and quantifying the customer lifecycle. In this session Jason will show you have to map the data and learn exactly where the pain points are.

Dee Sadler - Wireframing/Prototyping with HTML

Wireframes use to be the thing to create for clients to see the interaction between pages or between components. Website, app or mobile. With HTML progressing the way it has it is now easier to create wireframes as prototypes with HTML5. Either with just or in combination with JavaScript. In this session we'll look at some easy alternatives to creating the prototypes and show how easy it is and you'll be that much close to a final design.

Day 2: Tuesday, October 1st

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Danielle Cooley - Avoiding UI Mistakes

Everyone knows a good or bad user experience when they see it, but how do you provide the best possible experience to your users? In this course, UX expert Danielle Cooley dives into the 10 heuristics, providing specific examples of what to do and what not to do. If you can nail these 10 items, you will have created a noticeably superior experience for your users. (UX - everyone )

Adam Bell - Look ma, No Flash!

In this session, Adam willbreak down a series of projects and show how they were created from just using Dreamweaver to eventually incorporating newer tools like Edge Animate to create an immerse, interactive experience that generates the excitement your clients and customers are looking for.

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Joe Arcuri - The Art and Design of UX

The importance of sketching out your UI ideas prior to formal wireframing. It has never been more important to really get back to basics disconnect from email, twitter, and everything else that distracts you pick up a pencil and paper and start sketching.

It's amazing what issues and ideas surface that you can work through with a developer at a sketch phase. This granular level also opens the conversation on ways to flush out functionality and features that you can take to the next level when laying out the wires.

Dave Powell - Managing a Multi-disciplinary Mess

Project Management for Multi-functional Teams Help! I've been tasked with managing a project team that consists of designers, developers and business resources...what do I do now? How do I cultivate the skills that will allow me to speak to a stakeholder, developer, designer and business users?

Dave will discuss simple rules for managing resources and expectations across organizational and functional boundaries. This session is a crash course in communication and collaboration crossing the common delineations of the modern project team...oh yeah, and tips/tricks for those new to project management. (Everyone)

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Dave Hogue - UX Designer

UX design is, of course, all around us. Things we take for granted in our daily life were carefully thought out (in most cases!) by UX designers. ATM machines, parking meters, user manuals - the list is endless! Dave will be discussing the thought process UX designers use when creating solutions for our world. (Everyone)

Ray Camden - Practical HTML5

AKA the No-Canvas Talk. HTML5 offers many exciting possibilities for developers. However, many HTML5 demos focus on things that are flashy (pun intended) but with little to no practical use. There are plenty of good HTML5-based features that are not only useful for "real" web development but also have great support (and fallback). In this presentation I'll focus on: Forms (90% of what we do involve forms!) Client-side Storage techniques XHR2 and I'll wrap with a few additional tips and tricks. For everything discussed I'll cover both the support and the fall back plan.

11:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. BOF Lunch

Grab your favorite speaker, some people you've never met and have some lunch on the Plaza

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Erik Bernskiöld - Learning to Embrace Code

Are you a designer? Do you live to create gorgeous designs? Having some trouble getting into coding? Designers benefit greatly from knowing how to work HTML and CSS in their workflow with developers. We'll talk about effective ways to get comfortable with coding and learning how to embrace it and thus becoming a better designer.

Ray Villalobos - Modernize your workflow with Sass and GitHub

The way we build websites has changed dramatically even within the past couple of years. Tools like SASS, Compass and Git have changed the traditional designer/developer FTP workflow for the better. In this session Lynda.com Staff Author Ray Villalobos will show you how to put together a modern system for your website installations that uses Grunt.js with Sass & Compass to pre-process your CSS using Git for version control.

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Colin Smith - Big movies, small screens, small budget

Use Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects to put together great videos and motion graphics for the web. Things to consider when creating video for the web as well as $10 green screen, DSLR shooting and easy slideshows

Rich Paul - The UX Sweet Spot
How putting UX in the right place can make all the difference.

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Pavilion 3 Pavilion 6
Dave Hogue - You want to measure what?

* Researching optimal user interactions,
* Testing the learnability of a design,
* Researching with a limited (or no) budget,
* Measuring design success and more!

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4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Panel with various speakers

Designer/developer workflows

5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Conference Wrap-Up