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:
- Front-end implementations, mainly workflow, processes, tools and automation,
- CSS, animation, UX, trends, and typography, and
- 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:
- Build systems such as Grunt
- CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap 3 and Foundation
- MVC/JS frameworks such as Angular
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.
For queries about proposals / submissions, write to email@example.com
Micro-interactions - Designing the Details
As professionals working on digital products, all of us aspire to build great products that address a great need and delight the users. Even if our products solve the need or the big picture; unless the details are also handled properly; the solution fails. The details control the moment-to-moment experience. The details if done right, take your product from being just good enough to great.
This talk will help you identify opportunities to look for these details, provide a framework to design them and finally tips on how to test and get them right.
“The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.”
This talk introduces audience to start thinking about the micro-level details and interactions in digital products. These micro-level details are everywhere. The difference between a product we love(eg: cleartrip) and a product we just tolerate(eg: IRCTC) are often the micro level details that designers and developers have carefully thought about and baked into their products.
This talk presents a framework and guidelines first evangalized by Dan Saffer on how to
- identify opportunities for designing the delighful details in your products
- use the framework of Triggers-Rules-Feedback-Loops&Modes to design the details
- finally how to test these details with your users to make sure you are building the right interactions
Who should attend:
Anyone who is passionate about building delightful digital products
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.