PixelMEDIA is excited to host an evening with world-famous Designer, Author, and Speaker Josh Clark!
When: Thursday, October 4th
5:30 – 6:00 Pre-talk Social Time
6:00 – 7:00 Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 Post-talk Social Time
Drinks and Appetizers will be served.
BUTTONS ARE A HACK: THE NEW RULES OF DESIGNING FOR TOUCH
Designer Josh Clark (author of "Tapworthy") takes us on a journey into the future of interface design. Touch gestures are sweeping away buttons, menus and windows from mobile devices—and even from the next version of Windows. Find out why those familiar desktop widgets are weak replacements for manipulating content directly, and learn to craft touchscreen interfaces that effortlessly teach users new gesture vocabularies. The challenge: gestures are invisible, without the visual cues offered by buttons and menus. As your touchscreen app sheds buttons, how do people figure out how to use the thing? Learn to lead your audience by the hand (and fingers) with practical techniques that make invisible gestures obvious. Josh mines a variety of surprising sources for interface inspiration and design patterns. Along the way, discover the subtle power of animation, why you should be playing lots more video games, and why a toddler is your best beta tester. You'll also get a glimpse of what's next after touch and mobile, as Josh peers into some emerging trends of interaction design.
Josh Clark is a designer specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. He's author of "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2010) and "Best iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2009). Josh's outfit Global Moxie offers design and strategy services, training, and product invention workshops to help creative organizations build tapworthy mobile apps and effective websites.
Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a management consultant at Monitor Group in Cambridge, Mass, and before that, a producer of national PBS programs at Boston's WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the uberpopular "Couch-to-5K" (C25K) running program, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)
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