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Meta Refresh 2016

The web in your pocket

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MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar, Bangalore

Theme: designing for mobile, wearables and desktop

We’re already in a world where smartphones outnumber all the desktops and laptops put together. Wearables – smart watches and devices – now act as remote controls for notifications on our phones.

A sizeable portion of your existing user base could be accessing your website only through a handheld device. While it is quite likely that future web users will never experience your site on a large screen, we also have instances where users prefer to respond to notifications on their desktop. Desktop apps are not going away either.

Meta Refresh 2016 will focus on enhancing web experience on mobile, wearables and the desktop

We’re looking forward to talks about:

  • Evolution of web design in your organisation: what is the context of your business and customers? Why and how did you evolve your UX strategy and practice for mobile devices, desktop and wearables?
  • How do you understand your users?
  • How do you acquire new users through design, especially in non-existent markets?
  • How do you design content for mobile and desktop websites? What kind of detailing is involved here?
  • How do you show notifications to users on all these channels – desktop, mobile and wearables?

We are accepting proposals under the following sections:

  • Design process outlining concrete steps.
  • Design and user acquisition.
  • Content design.
  • Push notifications and how design varies based on the medium?
  • User research and insights.
  • Performance and front-end tools – crisp talks only.
  • Maintainability challenges.
  • Accessibility.
  • Localization.

Criteria to submit conference proposals

You must be a practising web developer or designer, 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. 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.

Guidelines for submission

Every proposal MUST be accompanied by:

  • A three minute preview video where the proposer gives an elevator pitch about the talk.
  • Detailed outline of the talk – either in the form of draft slides, mind map and/or textual description.
  • If you are proposing to speak on a topic where the code is not open-sourced yet, the editorial panel will consider your proposal only if the code is made open-source at least three weeks before the conference.

Without the above information, your proposal will not be considered for review.

If you are submitting a Workshop Proposal, you must clearly state:

  • Background knowledge that participants must possess in order to attend your workshop.
  • Details and links to software / packages which participants must install before coming to the workshop.
  • Laptop configuration.
  • Links to background reading material and GitHub repos.
  • Duration of the workshop.
  • Maximum number of participants who can attend your workshop.
  • Instructor’s past experience with conducting workshops.

There is only one speaker per session. Workshops can have more two or more instructors.

Entry is free for confirmed speakers.

If you are an outstation speaker, HasGeek will do its best to provide a grant that covers part of your travel and accommodation expenses in Bangalore, subject to budgetary constraints. Grants are made available only to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer) and workshops.

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 licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise 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.

Format

The 2016 edition is a single-day, single-track conference on 17 September. We invite proposals for:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks
  • A crisp 15-minute presentation
  • Sponsored sessions, 40 minute duration
  • Workshops – 3 to 6 hour hands-on sessions

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 29 August 2015
Conference date: 17 September

Venue

Meta Refresh will be held at the MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar, Bangalore.

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, write to info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

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Meta Refresh is an umbrella forum for conversations about different aspects of design and product including: 1. UX and interaction design 2. CMS, content management, publishing and content marketing 3. Information architecture 4. Product design 5. Privacy in product design more
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Rahil Lakhani

Modularising your CSS

Css is one of the under rated code, that does not need modularisation, AND thats something i differ with and call it an oldskool thought. OOCSS and SMACSS is what i am looking at aid in helping you modularise and maintain the code over a long period of time, and have implemented on two of our projects. more
  • 0 comments
  • Rejected
  • 10 Aug 2016
Crisp Talk Intermediate

Chris Lienert

Access All Areas

Accessibility is about ensuring that the products we build are able to be used by as wide an audience as possible. While the ARIA specification might be daunting, building accessible interface elements isn’t as difficult as it may seem. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 16 Aug 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Prashant

Re-Engineering JavaScript Animations

Animations could dramatically improve the user-experience of our Web Apps. This talk would cover some of the ways we could hand-code Web Animations in our UI. The keynote would be a bridge between Design and Code but with the perspective of a JavaScript Developer. more
  • 0 comments
  • Rejected
  • 12 Aug 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Sunny Padiyar

Designing Experiences

There is a lot of UX happening these days, especially in India. Experience design is an old subject and creates the base of UX. My workshop will talk about the designing an experience. It would be 3 hour workshop which can be taken by anyone and would help plan your design process more effective and efficiently. more
  • 1 comments
  • Rejected
  • 19 Aug 2016
Workshop Intermediate

Sajjad Anwar

The Parallel World of Map Making

In a parallel world, map makers and cartographers have been discovering, learning, and relearning ways to make the most beautiful maps. While web developers are debating about the existence of CSS, and abstractions of the web at large, cartographers have been solving the art of making digital maps at the intersection of complex data, simple design, and uncompromised aesthetics. more
  • 1 comments
  • Shortlisted
  • 19 Aug 2016
Crisp Talk Beginner

HV Pandya

Redesigning Instamojo's web experience in the age of mobile

Instamojo started out as a web-first platform to enable people sell online in the fastest and the easiest way possible. Even today it remains the easiest way to start selling anything (well, almost anything) online. more
  • 0 comments
  • Shortlisted
  • 23 Aug 2016
Crisp Talk Intermediate

Saneef Ansari

Good Enough Design™ for Responsive Web Apps

Designing and developing responsive web is still a mystery for many team. Through this workshop you should be able to create a good enough design system and a custom front-end patterns for you web app that works across devices of any screensize - small (phones), medium (tablets), large (desktop) and more (TV). Through smart choices we can speed up the design phase and through a living style guide… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed
  • 23 Aug 2016
Workshop Beginner

jyotirmaya mahapatra

User Knowledge Generation: Ethnography & Data Analytics Crossovers

The presentation attempts to offer a method to consistently monitor and capture a data eco-system in the everyday of a patient-caregiver relationship. The talk offers an account of the capture and intermeshing of different types and quality of data sources and their gainful deflection into a methodological protocol for ethnographic engagements. We call this the ‘360° feedback’ ethnography and ela… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 25 Aug 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Vinod Pillai

Notification Models

The talk is about a brief view and attempt at classifying notification types so we can understand them better. Helping us understand it better might let us design and define it’s use cases better. And ultimately it will help us identify and predict the future. My talk makes a slight prediction of how notification systems are increasingly taking center stage and how the future makes the ‘on boardi… more
  • 1 comments
  • Rejected
  • 26 Aug 2016
Full talk Beginner

Vivekananda Pani

Designing for 200M Indians on the Internet

300M Indians are online, and this is growing by 40% YoY. more
  • 0 comments
  • Rejected
  • 29 Aug 2016
Full talk Beginner

Souvik Das Gupta

Architecting Content Driven Websites

While UI/UX has grown popular with transactional websites, informational websites have largely relied on visual communication design. This typically translates into a collection of page templates with clear visual hierarchy, good typography and tasteful aesthetics. However, the visual design aspect is merely the tip of the design iceberg and needs the support of a robust strategy around structuri… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 29 Aug 2016
Full talk Intermediate

priyanka palanikumar

Filling cracks for a seamless checkout experience

The ecommerce industry is one of the fastest growing paradigm in B2C market. From selling goods to services, the customer base for the internet industry is exemplary. Every major internet company is focused on achieving a competitive edge over the others and have increased efforts in innovative marketing to boost up sales in the recent years. This crisp talk focuses on a basic model and methodolo… more
  • 0 comments
  • Cancelled
  • 29 Aug 2016
Crisp Talk Intermediate

sundip sharma

Accessibility and Machine Learning

Use of machine learning to improve accessability experience. As a process we (Sundip @ Saraswati) wants to present a paper on accessability more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 29 Aug 2016
Crisp Talk Intermediate

Dhruv Saxena

Just Enough Prototyping : A Framework for testing your ideas within a week

How do successful design studios come up with the right design solutions so often? Surely, there must be a method to their madness. In this talk, we will unpack a design framework pioneered by studios like IDEO, which is now being used even at tech accelerators like Google Ventures. This framework will help you test your ideas within a week by prototyping just enough components that make your ser… more
  • 2 comments
  • Rejected
  • 29 Aug 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Noopur Varma

What I wish I knew as a newbie designer

As designers we see ourselves as problem solvers. Users are the center of our interest, the kingpins, and the bedrock. We work closely with them and try to find the best possible solution for their problems. But, as newbie designers, we tend to give a backseat to other (almost equally) important things. Namely, processes and stakeholders. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 29 Aug 2016
Full talk Beginner

Rico Sta. Cruz

The modular future of CSS

“CSS is broken”—or Is it? Let’s learn about writing CSS without losing your sanity by rethinking the way we look at CSS styling. In this 30 minute talk, we’ll dig into how many developers have solved their CSS woes using modular thinking. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 30 Aug 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Shashank Mehta

Data Driven Product Development

For someone new to product development, it looks like most products are built on a hunch. Someone in the office who happened to be the one calling shots said that the delivery address should be taken after the screen where the customer can increase/decrease order quantity. Is a hunch enough here? Can product folks do better than take hunches or copying what their biggest rival is doing? Data driv… more
  • 1 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 30 Aug 2016
Crisp Talk Beginner

Jonathan D’Mello

Designing for Doctors

Changing Healthcare through Design The system is broken. Patients face long wait-times, lack of available practitioners and high out-of-pocket costs. Doctors face overflowing waiting rooms, shorter examination times and inconsiderate software. Healthcare sounds ripe for redesign. But discussing even the smallest change quickly exposes vast underlying systems and processes that somehow function to… more
  • 0 comments
  • Shortlisted
  • 30 Aug 2016
Full talk Intermediate

sameer bhiwani

SHIP IT! Holistic Design, Atomistic Development

Many frameworks and processes to design, build and ship products exist, but one process does not fit all products or features. We have Agile, Waterfall, Agile-fall, Water-scrum-fall and a bunch of other things in between and beyond. There are many nuances at each step and based on the situation, people, market, etc compromises are made at each step. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 07 Sep 2016
Crisp Talk Advanced

Aakash Dharmadhikari

Dealing with Hyper-growth

GO-JEK embodies the word hyper growth like few other companies in the world. It is the fastest growing company in the world outside of China. It reached the unicorn status in flat 18 months since it launched its mobile app for the first time. Such growth comes with special kinds of pain, the pain of hyper-growth. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 08 Sep 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Saptarshi Prakash

UX Choreography - Motion in UI

This is 2016 and every digital product aims to speak to its users. Be it an app which books your cab or a website that manages your finances - everything attempts to be livelier, engaging and more delightful than the inanimate (text + image) combo. A bit of internet research will reveal that Motion Design had been an unexplored teritory in the past. But now, the tables have turned and people all … more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed
  • 27 Sep 2016
Full talk Intermediate
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MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar, Bangalore

Hosted by

Meta Refresh is an umbrella forum for conversations about different aspects of design and product including: 1. UX and interaction design 2. CMS, content management, publishing and content marketing 3. Information architecture 4. Product design 5. Privacy in product design more