From Cartoons to Apps: UI Animation in 2450!
Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM
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.
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...Show the rest
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 ages. Dave spent the early part of his career working in animation, design, and development for companies such as Harmonix, Hasbro and Penguin, and in 2009 Dave co-founded digital agency, CloudKid. There, he ran the day-to-day business, oversaw the art and design team, provided direction and creative strategy for client and internal products. In 2015, Dave and CloudKid team joined social robotics company, Jibo, where he now leads the Robot Design team, overseeing the intersection of user experience, visual design, animation, and character development.Hide the rest
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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...Show the rest
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 Universal, and Esquire Magazine. Couple that with his traditional art background as an illustrator, experience in print design and skills in video effects/animation--he brings a unique versatility and insight to every project.
At PBS KIDS, Miguel takes a lead role in all things web, including HTML/CSS/JS, UX design, HTML5 game and mobile-web design/development.Hide the rest