Burlington held its second annual user experience conference, UX Burlington, on April 29th at the Main Street Landing. UX Burlington is a daylong conference that gives the opportunity for anyone, regardless of skill level, the chance to learn from industry leaders how to create and support excellent interactive user experiences. There were over 150 of the top designers, developers, writers, and researchers from the region in attendance.
This year’s keynote speaker was UX pioneer Ethan Marcotte, who coined the term ‘responsive web design’. Ethan spoke at length about “what’s next” in web design; these include moving from “pages” to patterns-driven design, an emphasis on small reusable chunks of code and the need to design to priority and not layout. Marcotte endorses “atomic design” principles, which is an approach to design that seeks to break designs into their component elements; and “living” style guides – ideas we at C2 have successfully put into practice.
Overall, I feel that the second annual UX Burlington was a success, and highly recommend checking out it out next year!