Meta Refresh 2014

On the construction of user interface on the web

Criteria for proposing sessions: You must be a practising web designer/developer, and must be able to show how your own work has advanced the state of the web in the past year. You are expected to present original work that your peers — this event’s audience — recognise as being notable enough to deserve a stage.

About Meta Refresh: Meta Refresh is a conference where Design and UI development converge. A beautiful experience on the web is a result of a deep understanding of your user and the nuances of the medium. Meta Refresh aims to be the platform where designers and UI developers exchange ideas and skills and learn from each other.

Format: This year’s edition spans four days, with two days of workshops and two days of conference. All days feature a single track.

We are accepting talks on:

  1. Front-end implementations, mainly workflow, processes, tools and automation,
  2. CSS, animation, UX, trends, and typography, and
  3. Short, crisp talks on front-end tricks.

Talks on implementation have to be about original work. While covering scalability and productivity aspects to explain implementation details, proposers must also explain who is the user and what is the context in which their product is being used. Therefore, how content and design were tailored in each specific instance.

We also invite workshop proposals on:

  1. Build systems such as Grunt
  2. CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap 3 and Foundation
  3. MVC/JS frameworks such as Angular
  4. Animations/UX

Workshops will be held on 12th and 13th February at the TERI auditorium in Domlur, Bangalore.

If you are excited about someone’s work and believe it deserves wider recognition, we recommend you contact them and ask them to submit a proposal.

Last date for submissions: 12 January 2014.
Confirmations: 15 January 2014 onwards.

There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will offer a grant to cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world for speakers delivering full sessions (30 minutes or longer). As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that as a speaker travel sponsorship.

Travel grants are reimbursed at the end of the conference. You are expected to make your own travel and stay arrangements. We will assist with hotel recommendations, visa letters and general advice on travel.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Non Accepted Proposals

If your proposal is accepted for a session > 30 minutes long, we will cover your event ticket. If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.

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Praneet Koppula

@praneetk

Design with Open Data

Submitted Nov 6, 2013

Introduce the participants to learn and apply basic components of the design innovation process for a specific challenge: use open data to build useful and innovative applications.

The tools and methods that the participants experinence during the workshop can be generalized to their day to day work context.

Worksheets and method handouts will be provided to the participants which gives them a basic framework to apply in thier own projects post the workshop.

Outline

The workshop will introduce the participants to the open data sources and introduce hands-on design innovation methodology on how to come up with ideas that are useful, test assupmtions, build prototypes and validate them.

The workshop itself is structured as a bootcamp, where participants work in small teams to work on the ideas and take them through to prototypes. The participants walk away with learnings on how to apply the methodology in thier own projects.

Why Open Data:
We now have access to hundreds of free datasets online, thanks to Open Data initiative by our government bodies. We have hardly seen any useful applications for the common ‘online’ man using these data sources.

Basic Structure of the workshop:
1. Introduction to Open Data Sources
2. Examples from across the world of useful applications built using Open Data
3. Idea to Prototype: Design Innovation Bootcamp
a. Empathize
b. Define
c. Ideate
d. Prototype
e. Test

Who should attend:
1. Designers
2. Web Enthusiasts
3. Anyone with inclination towards Data and Visualizations

Requirements

A bunch of A4 sheets
Pens
Pencils
Sketch pens (optional)

Speaker bio

Praneet is a daily Design Thinker, weekend Cook and an occasional photographer. After an engineering degree, he has dabbled in the design world researching technology products for the under-served, designed interfaces and services. He has worked at both large organisations and startups, evangelising UX and setting up UX teams. He currently heads the UX and the Product team at Bang The Table. Perviously, he spearheaded design at AlmaConnect and Established UX team and processes at Grameenphone, Dhaka.

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