May 9th: Designing Prototypes for Web & Mobile Development

Come join the Des Moines Web Geeks as we hear from UX designers from the area about how they prototype design solutions. The topics covered are:

  • CSS Microinteractions by Rachel McClung
  • Mobile & Responsive Web Design With Photoshop Artboards by Emily Hughes
  • Designing Prototypes for Developers by Adam Anderson

We will be meeting on Monday, May 9th at 6:30pm at The Forge (1420 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309). Food and drinks provided by Pillar Technology.

If you’ll join us, we’d love for you to RSVP on Facebook.

CSS Microinteractions

By Rachel McClung
CSS animations can be nifty, but they’re more than just eye candy. See how animation can support communication in user interfaces and learn how to start prototyping ideas in no time at all.

About Rachel
Rachel is a senior visual designer for Workiva, maker of cloud-based financial reporting software. She maintains the visual style and iconography for the Wdesk product suite. Her ideal day starts with coffee and an inspiring power ballad.

Mobile & Responsive Web Design With Photoshop Artboards

By Emily Hughes
Artboards have been added to the latest Photoshop CC, and this new feature is changing how we approach web design. Creating desktop, mobile, and responsive designs has never been easier. This is a must have tool for any modern web app designer.

About Emily
Creative superwoman and art director at Performance Marketing, Emily unleashes her creative ideas both personally and professionally. She designs and art directs for clients like Honeywell and US Bank. After hours, she produces fun stuff like wedding invitations and baby announcements. But she doesn’t limit her creative energies to just design work, she also enjoys oil painting, singing and photography.

Designing Prototypes for Developers

By Adam Anderson
Adam will be speaking on the gap between designers and developers, from the perspective of a designer. Specifically, prototyping tools and the reasons why the right fidelity of prototyping is important for clean communication from the design world to the development world.

About Adam
Adam Anderson – User Experience Designer at John Deere: Adam graduated from ISU with a degree in Industrial Design–which is a mix of traditional design skills, marketing, and engineering. He specialized in UX because it combined a few passions of his, graphic design and product design. His senior year, he got an internship with John Deere and ended up being hired as a UX Designer on the On Board Applications team. He has worked on numerous iOS and Android applications that farmers use in the cab, while operating their machines. He currently lives in Urbandale with his wife, Athena.