Speaking in Seattle

If you’re in the Seattle area, are a web design or UX professional, and want to learn more about prototyping in code, come to the June Puget Sound SIGCHI meeting this Thursday, June 23rd. I’ll be speaking about prototyping, and much more — here’s a quick description:

Web-Native UX Design: Prototyping with HTML, CSS and jQuery

When: Thursday, June 23, 2011 – 6:30pm
Where: Blink Interactive, 1011 Western Ave., Suite 810, Seattle 98104

New versions of technologies that make up the fabric of the web (HTML5, CSS3), along with JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, are revolutionizing web design, for both desktop and mobile. But the tools we UX professionals use to define both structure and behavior are frequently incapable of expressing the full range of web-native interactions.

Designing experiences using native web code instead can help us overcome those limitations and make us better designers. The process of building out our ideas in the same medium in which they will be implemented makes us better able to understand what is possible. In this presentation you’ll learn about creating interactive prototypes that will thrill stakeholders, designers and developers alike. We’ll review some of the ways of organizing information and creating rich interactions that can be done with code. We’ll also walk through specific techniques, tricks and web-based tools, many of which require no prior coding knowledge to start using. Through prototyping, you’ll get closer to both the finished product and to the designers and developers who will be ultimately translating and implementing it.

The event is free, and open to the public, though if you enjoy this event, you should really consider joining PSSIGCHI. (Check out the fringe benefits.) Hope to see you there!