Wired Up (19:00 – 20:00) – Tom Underhill
It’s happened again! You’re piecing together yet another User Interface from an eps or psd with questions building over what does what, how, when and where? Does a button have multiple states, what action does it invoke? As the frustration rises, projects stall, budgets hike and the pressure of deadlines gets ever tighter.
Invariably most or all of these points will have been weighed and resolved in the mind of the designer down to the last pixel. But workflows and budgets don’t always allow this vision to be appropriately articulated to development teams. Are these ideally designers’ decisions anyway?
So how do we fix it? Do designers learn to code or do developers learn to design? There’s room for both – but this can clearly only move the discussion so far. Specialisms are specialisms for good reason. What we need is a positive and progressive structure enabling two way collaboration and iteration between all facets of the project’s delivery team from outset to completion.
This session will explore collaborative wireframing, tools, techniques and workflows tried and tested on projects small to large.
By opening up communication channels we really can move closer to the efficient and cost effective utopia where optimum delivery of brand, function, usability and a decent night’s sleep coexist!
Git – Fast Version Control (20:15 – 21:15) – Shaun Smith
Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system.
Every Git clone is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server. Branching and merging are fast and easy to do.
This session is a basic introduction to Git. We’ll look at what it is, why you’d use it and how to get started.
Prizes for the free raffle
Foundation Flash Catalyst donated by Apress.
Hosted by M&C Saatchi and sponsored by Apress.
Date: 27th October 2011 (27/10/2011)
Time: 19:00 – 22:00 (doors open at 18:30)
Venue: M&C Saatchi, 36 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9EE
Tube: Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus
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