There was a time when we did pretty page designs and when those designs were pretty much what we saw in our desktop browsers. With the introduction and rise of smartphones, tablets, phablets - as well as a bigger variety in larger and smaller screens - there isn’t one view of our designs anymore. Instead, what we design need to be able to adapt so that it’s displayed in a way that is suitable for the device that is being used.
With responsive design we’ve learnt the basics of how to adapt content, interactions and layouts so that it works across devices. But with further developments in technology and screens, our content is going to go anywhere and we need to move away from designing for specific devices. For us as UX designers this means means letting content rather than devices guide layouts, but also increasingly moving away from designing and wireframing pages and instead focusing on the modules that those pages are made up of.
The device agnostic design approach places a bigger weight on our shoulders in terms of ensuring that what we design will in fact work across devices, irrespectively of what device that is used. As a result we need to be clever in how we approach design, development and specification to ensure we spend our resources appropriately, but also that we build something that can adapt to as many different platforms and screen sizes as possible.
In this workshop you’ll get a thorough understanding of and hands on experience with:
Founder and Interaction Designer
Anna is a former Experience Lead with Dare, the Digital Communication Agency.
After a couple of years, she decided to leave her position and go freelance, in order to pursue her own projects and focus more specifically on Information Architecture and User Experience, as well as getting more involved in the startup community. She’s worked for BBC News, Disney, Tropicana, Max Factor, Google, Vodafone and Johnson & Johnson. She’s also an instructor at General Assembly in London where she’s based.
A swiss web agency that specializes in the ergonomics and design of websites, mobile apps, intranets and machine interface.
Local chapter of IxDA (Interaction Design Association), we organize monthly events to try restoring meaningful relationships between people and the products & services they use.