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Facebook developers talk about how they built the Paper app, from design philosophy to engineering details. ...

01:30:56

2014-04-22

Talk description: "New features in CSS allow designers to treat the web as a first-class design surface, just as they expect with other media. These features open up new design options such as - the ability to wrap and clip text around custom paths, better layout control for responsive design across...

00:30:08

2013-11-20

Touch interfaces are no longer the domain of science fiction. Today touch not only powers smartphones and tablets but laptops, tables, and more. This transition is an opportunity to rethink how people interact with our software and build new simplified services driven by touch. Sounds great, but how...

00:42:11

2013-11-20

Beginning in 1962 at the age of 26 and continuing to the present day, Richard Saul Wurman has been extraordinarily prolific. He's written, designed and published more books than most of us have read, and convened innumerable conferences and meetings. He invented information architecture, re-invented...

00:22:42

2013-10-27

When designing an experience for all screens and all devices, fingertips and cursors, offices and train stations, life gets a little more complicated. How can we mitigate this? Well, our designs must become more uncomplicated. DaVinci said that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." In the cas...

00:27:25

2013-10-27

The hype period of HTML5 is over. Finally the press and marketing departments have stopped promising unicorns that heal with violet-scented breath when you use HTML5 and we can start using the amazing wealth of technologies browsers give us in a sensible manner. In this talk Chris Heilmann from Moz...

01:18:51

2013-09-28

Lea Verou at W3Conf unveiling some css secrets...

01:00:40

2013-09-28

In this 60-minute video caught live at An Event Apart Boston 2012, Jared M. Spool discusses the surprisingly unintuitive logic behind the creation of "intuitive" websites. When a web page works, your users know exactly what to do. Everything makes sense, and they accomplish their goal, pleased with ...

01:03:39

2013-09-22

"Consistency" is widely held as a precept of good UI design. But what traditionalists often mean when they speak of UI consistency is really about uniformity. But UI design today — whether it be for desktop, mobile, or web apps — is often about expressing individuality, and thus in opposition to uni...

00:46:47

2013-09-22

In response to a question from Molly Wood of CNET, Jobs here really defines his passion for building computers and other products at the launch of a new iMac in August 2007....

00:01:57

2013-09-17

How do you get from "what if?" to "eureka"? At the 99U Conference, Sugru creator Jane ni Dhulchaointigh describes her six-year journey from design student to inventor....

00:24:16

2013-08-15

"A prototype is worth a thousand meetings." Using Photoshop to design websites certainly has it short falls. There has to be a better way. Thanks to smart people like Jamie Neely, founder of Typecast, there are new tools available that make designing the web more like the web. Neely proposes an enti...

00:42:47

2013-08-15

Great talk by Brad Frost on Creative Mornings...

00:20:26

2013-08-12

A talk by Bret Victor about what happened in programming in the past and how or why that took us to where we are today...

00:32:55

2013-07-31

BJ Fogg, behavior change expert and director of the Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab, shares his secrets to creating compelling experiences that effectively utilize habit design. ...

00:37:09

2013-07-29

Most cutting edge design & technology originates from the US and Europe, whereas the actual user base is spread all over the world. Still a lot of web products are mainly focused on the western world, even though other regions offer huge opportunities and potential for growth, especially Asia and it...

00:44:54

2013-07-25

When something new comes along, it's common for us to react with what we already know. Radio programming on TV, print design on web pages, and now web page design on mobile devices. But every medium ultimately needs unique thinking and design to reach its true potential. Through an in-depth look at ...

01:19:56

2013-07-25

Design and business can no longer be thought of as distinct activities with individual goals. Design the New Business is a film dedicated to investigating how designers and businesspeople are working together in new ways to solve the wicked problems facing business today. The short documentary exami...

00:39:30

2013-07-23

In Spring 2013 we set out for a month to make a short educational piece providing a glimpse of what it is like to work in the creative industry. The idea was born out of our own questions and struggles on how to deal with things that may seem out of your control. The themes we decided to focus on we...

00:14:59

2013-07-23

The Companion Web describes experiences that move seamlessly across the many screens in our lives - such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and televisions. The web today is built one device at a time, but in the near future, our experiences will be seamlessly linked together across our devices, cr...

00:01:31

2013-07-20

Arguably, some of the most dramatic changes to the ways we communicate and work, from the iPhone to social media, are rooted in the design thinking applied to technologies that we all now take for granted, right in the palm of our hands. What's next on the horizon? John Doerr interviews a group of r...

00:58:48

2013-07-20

As the Design Director for Obama's 2008 campaign, Scott Thomas led a now-historic political campaign, in which branding, design, and the web played a truly pivotal role. Likening the experience to "building an airplane in flight," Scott talks about the creative's need for triage, the crucial role of...

00:18:49

2013-07-18

On May 8th, the designers behind Facebook Home (Justin Stahl, Francis Luu, Joey Flynn and Mac Tyler) presented a behind-the-scenes look at their work at the Bluxome Street Winery for a small crowd. In this four-part talk, they discuss how they combined their high-level goals with an iterative proces...

00:49:14

2013-07-16

Harley is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Platform Officer (CPO) at Shopify. He has a background in startups and eCommerce, and started his first company at age 17 while a student at McGill. Harley completed his law degree as well as his MBA at the University of Ottawa, where he co-founded th...

00:32:45

2013-07-14

"We shape our tools and our tools shape us." As more of the tools we live with every day become digital instead of physical, our opportunity and responsibility as designers is multiplying. We live in a world of screens, and we are the ones who decide what goes on them. We are in a unique position to...

00:38:54

2013-07-03

In our industry, everything changes quickly, usually for the better. We have more and better tools for creating websites and applications that work across multiple platforms. Oddly enough, design workflow hasn't changed much, and what has changed is often for worse. Through the years, increasing foc...

00:47:36

2013-07-02

When Holger Schubert created his studio-garage space, he did what any self-respecting, Ferrari-loving, minimalist architect would do: he took his work-of-art BB 512i and built everything around it. As any showcased work of art deserves to be, Holger's car is in the spotlight and on the pedestal that...

00:04:53

2013-07-02

To really think about design, you need to learn and think about everything other than it. Design is a vessel: the most important part is what it holds. As makers of things, the work gets better from outside influences, and gives us clarity about the purpose of the work: to inform, to persuade, and t...

00:41:19

2013-07-02

Jeff is currently focusing his attention on Adobe’s Creative Cloud service. He joined them in October, 2011, when they acquired Typekit, the company Jeff co-founded and ran as CEO. In addition to Typekit, Jeff was one of the founding partners of the user experience consulting group Adaptive Path. Wh...

00:47:43

2013-07-02

From the Google Self Driving Car to Google Glass to the education start-up Udacity, Sebastian Thrun has led remarkable teams in the creation of products that will truly change the way the world works in the future. As the 2013 ALVA Award-winner, he shares his insights at the annual 99U Conference....

00:30:52

2013-06-11

Enjoy 10 fabulous CSS tricks! By Lea Verou at the smashing Conference...

01:03:00

2013-06-11

CSS is easy. You take some selectors, add some properties, maybe a dash of media queries and presto, you have a beautiful site. And yet, as projects change and as teams grow, we begin to see the frustration build with increasingly complex selectors and overuse of !important. This session will look a...

00:33:36

2013-06-05

"We're not designing pages anymore. We're designing systems of components." As with most things Stephen Hay says, he's right. Over the last few years, the Web community has been creating robust design systems that encourage consistency, facilitate collaboration and establish future-friendly foundati...

00:53:35

2013-06-03

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the Persuasive Communication Model, then focus on the persuasive psychology of interactive design.?The Persuasive Communication Model offers a convenient system that you can use to design mobile applications, websites, or social media campaign...

00:46:48

2013-06-03

Use a word too much and it begins to lose its impact. Take awesome, for example. According to our delightfully weighty and utterly pre-internet Encarta Dictionary, it's an adjective. It means imposing and frightening; indeed "so impressive or overwhelming as to inspire a strong feeling of admiration...

00:05:41

2013-05-30

A quick recording of sketching letterforms from the inside out. Postpone drawing the actual outline until you have an idea where it is. Just drawing any line isn't going to make it the right one. Better to ignore drawing the contour altogether and focus on proportion, contrast, weight, the white sha...

00:03:19

2013-05-30

Ross Hudgens, Founder of Siege Media discusses "Rapid-Fire Content Marketing" at the ionSearch 2013 Advanced Search Marketing Conference in Leeds, United Kingdom....

00:28:17

2013-05-30

WebP is a new, open-source image format which provides lossy and lossless compression of images with significant byte savings: 30-80% smaller image files when compared to jpeg and png! In this session we will cover the latest features, news, and future roadmap of the WebP format. We will dive into a...

00:45:26

2013-05-30

The mobile web is accelerating more rapidly than ever! This session will show you the bleeding edge of the mobile web, enabling you to take your mobile sites and apps to the next level. We will dive into features that you never thought you could enable in a mobile browser and give you practical advi...

00:37:41

2013-05-30

Jonathan Ive, Senior VP Industrial Design at Apple describing the design process of the Mac Book. Excerpt from the movie Objectified....

00:05:33

2013-05-30

Typographer, graphic designer and businessman Erik Spiekermann has created timeless, influential and, yes, Meta-physical work over the past three decades. Next to founding MetaDesign and FontShop, the latter being the first ever digital distributor of fonts, and designing more instant classic typefa...

00:14:00

2013-05-30

Many entrepreneurs and startup founders want to learn from their customers about their needs and abilities. They understand that products should solve real problems for people and that they need to have an excellent user experience. Yet when it is time for customer development and learning from user...

00:24:34

2013-05-30

As the complexity of the web apps you build keeps moving, so do the Chrome DevTools. We'll give you the latest update on your favorite companion; explore new features like emulating mobile devices, remote debugging, Canvas and WebGL profiling, Sass preprocessor support, developing completely within ...

00:34:13

2013-05-30

Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we have employed intricate visual strategies to communicate data, often utilizing design principles that draw on these basic cognitive skills. In a m...

00:07:46

2013-05-19

In this short film, godfather of modern type, Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques....

00:10:02

2013-05-19

Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world reno...

00:20:17

2013-05-19

The DevTools have evolved over the past year to offer a number of features that can enrich your development workflow, helping you achieve more common tasks without the need to leave your browser. This session introduces you to some of these features, including Workspaces - a convenient way to crea...

00:18:29

2013-05-19

HTML5 Boilerplate is a "rock-solid defualt for HTML5 awesome." In this video, Paul Irish, the man behind the project will show you how you can use HTML5 Boilerplate to get your projects up and running quickly while keeping best practices covered. Paul will start with an overview of HTML5 Boilerplat...

01:04:20

2013-05-19

A talk on some problems solved related to CSS Performance at GitHub. The talk was given at CSS Dev Conference in Honolulu, HI 2012. The slides are available in PDF form here speakerdeck.com/jonrohan/githubs-css-performance...

00:40:50

2013-05-19

From the moment we open our eyes it fuels our existence. We are on a mission to remind everyone to never lose your sense of curiosity or wonder. Long live learning!...

00:02:07

2013-05-19

Meet Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, who "paints" everything -- and everyone -- into his lattes....

00:02:13

2013-05-19

This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge ...

00:36:58

2013-05-19

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, John Cleese offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and comedic genius. Specifical...

00:13:35

2013-05-19

Japanese design icon Kenya Hara's House Vision exhibition gathered some of the nation's most creative thinkers in Tokyo to explore new possibilities for urban living....

00:06:12

2013-05-19

People are alive -- they behave and respond. Creations within the computer can also live, behave, and respond... if they are allowed to. The message of this talk is that computer-based art tools should embrace both forms of life -- artists behaving through real-time performance, and art behaving thr...

00:53:32

2013-05-19

A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. 291 Paper Letters. 2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work. Created by Ben Barrett-Forrest...

00:05:10

2013-05-19

Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn't turn out as I was expecting. Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else. For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of l...

00:00:57

2013-05-19

Dieter Rams at a retrospective of his work now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In his 40 years at the German company Braun, Rams saw through one of the most well-articulated complete design visions in history. From the stereos, household appliances and electronics he designed for ...

00:03:47

2013-05-09

We've spent 15 years mastering the art of controlling web layouts across browsers. CSS3, web fonts, and other new technologies seem to finally grant us ever more power to control what every user sees, down to the pixel. But do we actually control the visual experience? And is absolute control of the...

01:03:32

2013-05-08

Usually the talk was called "Responsive is as Responsive Does" as the title slide shows. Josh changed it to "Responsive Times Call For Responsive Measures". Here is the original description: The talk is an attempt to deprogram our approach to Web design for the last 15 years by taking a look at the ...

00:43:00

2013-05-07

Achieving a thorough grasp of typography can take a lifetime, but moving beyond the basics is within your reach right now, as Jason Santa Maria explains in this hour-long design presentation captured live at An Event Apart Boston on June 18, 2012. Through an understanding of our design tools and how...

00:58:24

2013-05-06

More and more is expected from today's web designers. Visual design is just one small part of the job. Those designs also need interaction. They need to work across loads of devices of varying shapes and sizes. They need to be fast and easy to use. As a designer, you need to be able to communicate a...

01:43:19

2013-05-05