Day 1 – (Workshop) Service Design Making with Patrick Quattlebaum

Patrick works for Adaptive Path, and I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of their employees talks. As the walls were covered with butcher paper you knew we’d be getting our hands dirty with some exercises.  First he walked us through some examples. Going on a date night with his wife and the differences between using…

Day 1 – (Workshop) Front End Lego with Shay Howe

Shay works for Belly and walked us through a hands-on workshop of creating and implementing the ‘LEGO’ approach of front end GUI elements. Though I am familiar with OOCSS & SMACSS, it was nice refresher and the first time I actually pair-programmed (seeing as I didn’t bring a laptop). Here’s his slide deck from an…

Workshop 2 – Managing difficult situations on design projects

I’d never seen Dan Brown present before, but I was familiar with his books and articles.  This was a half-day workshop, and it was really good. Healthy conflicts aid & infuse design Dan has a great presentation style which, very engaging, and was  Notes BORG (Consistency) vs. Enterprise (Special Audience) Situations (where conflict happens) | Patterns…

Workshop 1 – Designing for Cross-Channel Experiences

This was the first of two pre-conference workshops I signed up for.  I was familiar with Peter Morville from his books, but I hadn’t seen Samantha Starmer before. It was a great workshop and Samantha had some great real-world examples to step through. Notes (Peter) We’re still making it up Classic IA We Strategy (web,…