Winter Localhost 2014
Date: 11 November 2014
About the Event
The Port80 Winter Localhost for 2014 will be on evening of Tue the 11th of November in Newport. The location will be The Project Space at 147, Commercial Street (i.e. same venue as last time).
Tue the 11th of Nov from 18:30
See below for speakers:
Craig Marvelley (@craigmarvelley )
Talk: Gene Simmons and the path to good product design
What could the bloody tongued bassist and a well designed web application possibly have in common? Quite a bit, as it turns out.
Craig discusses some of the design choices made during the development of Bipsync, showing how a focus on simplicity and stability helped forge a successful startup.
Craig is an application developer mostly concerned with the web and Apple devices. He's currently helping redefine research management software with Bipsync, after several years spent developing all manner of things at Box UK. He's involved in running Unified Diff, a monthly tech meetup in Cardiff, and co-hosts the Never Out Of Beta podcast with Gavin Davies. Tweets are at @craigmarvelley if you're so inclined.
Benjy Stanton (@benjystanton)
Talk: Responsive HTML Email
Benjy will be sharing his process for creating responsive emails. Starting with the client brief, then through sketching, designing, building and most importantly testing. He’ll be sharing some of the resources he’s found along the way and a collection of his favourite tools. Hooray for designing with tables!
Benjy is a freelance web designer from Swansea. He loves responsive web design, UI, UX, animation, typography and notebooks. He’s a family man (2 little girls and counting) and a bit of a music snob.
Ollie Wells (@olliewells)
Talk: What has Experience Design ever done for us?
We take UX as a given requirement in today’s web world; sites and applications need to meet, and often exceed, users’ expectations in order to be a success.
But UX is around us everywhere. Should UX be focused on the digital? And what about Customer Experience? Is a user the same as a customer?
Ollie takes a look at UX in our daily lives, good and bad. He shows examples of situations where a solution to a problem has improved UX, as well as where it maybe hasn’t worked so well.
He also hopes to explain the differences between User Experience and Customer Experience, if there are any, and how he has adopted the term Experience Design as one to cover the work he does at Cardiff based agency Sequence.
What has Experience Design ever done for us? Let’s find out.
Ollie is Head of Experience Design at Sequence in Cardiff. He is in charge of ensuring customers’ experiences are as engaging as they can be, at any point they interact with a brand.
He oversees a team of User Experience Designers, Interaction Designers & Developers and Creative Designers.
Austin Walters (@AustinWaltersUK)
Talk: Finding your web design Niche and Generating Leads there
Looking into how you can stop competing with everyman and his dog for web design work and position yourself as the go-to web company within a specific niche.
Then don’t just sit back and wait for the work to find you, we will explor and look at proven ways to go hunting for opportunities and turn those into leads and business.
Austin Walters is a serial Internet entrepreneur having worked in several areas of Internet related business, from web-design to online reputation management.
Austin now spends the bulk of his time consulting for clients who want to improve their online marketing and generate more business. He also does a lot of speaking at seminars and workshops teaching local businesses the tricks of the trade to market themselves more effectively online.
He is also an active affiliate marketer and is director of Triplefishy Ltd, a lead-generation company specialising in financial Industry Lead Generation.
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Newport, South Wales at University of South Wales, City Campus
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