HTML5 and CSS3 have very quickly moved from being tentative new standards to the base standards for every major desktop and mobile browser. HTML5 is now just HTML, a modular, living standard that no longer needs a version number.
Now that we are no longer fighting over platforms, it’s time to put the specs aside and revisit the construction of user interface: how do we raise the bar for stellar user interface on the web?
Meta Refresh is a follow-up to DocType HTML5 from 2010-11 and is a conference on web UI engineering.
Bridging the Designer/Developer divide
Discuss how the Designer/Developer gap is bridged at different organizations/particular projects. Share tips & experiences on how designers can make more developer-friendly deliverables (Responsive design, detailed interactions etc.) and how developers can better understand designer’s goals & concerns (“How flexible is this layout?”, usability issues etc.)
From interactive low-fi prototypes to designing straight in the browser, explore & share (pros & cons of) different approaches.
Have a mixed panel with Developer(s) & Designer(s) who’ve worked in varied teams/projects.
Have a few topics decided to kick start the discussion - with inputs from the audience. Then have an open session with questions/discussions as the time permits.
*Could be followed by a more specific session: Design for Developers (2 Similar sessions in Funnel) and Kickstarting Web Design (ie. Front-end engineering) for Designers (Just an introductory session)
Nothing to bring along, but a mixed audience (designers + developers) will be needed.
Also, a moderator to ensure the discussions are on track.
Would like someone to volunteer (a developer & a designer?)