2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

From Cartoons to Apps: UI Animation in 2450!

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon D
110 E 2nd St

How do you react to animation or audio within an app? You probably take it for granted, assuming it's only there for aesthetics. There is a lot of UI design that is still created with an old, static web mentality, but designers are now shifting to being more mindful of what animation and sound mean in terms of the user experience.

How can the designers of tomorrow create the next generation of interfaces while drawing inspiration from animators of the past? What does Bugs Bunny know about making apps anyhow?

Miguel Montanez, PBS KIDS, and Dave Schlafman, CloudKid, will take a deep dive into how UI animation and audio have shifted from ornamental to a key part of the UX design process.

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Dave Schlafman at SXSW

Dave Schlafman

Creative Dir


Dave Schlafman is a four-time Emmy-nominated creative director and producer with over ten years experience building transmedia brands, interactive products, and animated content content for all age...

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Miguel Montanez at SXSW

Miguel Montanez

Dir of Creative Technology


Miguel's strength is in his versatility both as a designer and developer. Over the past 8 years, Miguel has honed his front-end abilities on projects for companies like National Geographic, NBC Uni...

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