Curious about autonomous cars? Want to try your hand at 3D printing? Ready to build a VR solution? This month is packed with opportunities to learn new skills, whether it's reverse engineering your favorite dating app or exploring the future of AI and chatbots. Plus, Women's Day is on March 8th, so be sure to check out some of the special events by meetup groups like Women Who Code Boston, She Geeks Out, and Women In Tech.
This month may be a short one, but it's packed with plenty of opportunities to network and learn something new. Among our picks for this round-up is MITX's eCommerce summit, a chance to hear TripAdvisor's tips for solving UX challenges, and a Designers + Geeks session that will explore designing experiences for healthcare.
The new year has started, so it's time to get back to it. We rounded up some of the upcoming events for designers, developers, and those generally interested in new technologies. We'll be hosting this month's Women In Games Boston meetup and the next Swift Office Hours, so come on by and see you soon!
Before the year comes to a close and the holidays kick into gear, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the tech and design events in Boston. This month, designers who are creating podcast-related work will have the chance to get feedback from Thomas Romer, the designer for popular podcasts 99% Invisible and Radiolab, and developers curious about React Native can stop in at the Boston Frontend meetup for an introduction.
There’s a new user experience that’s becoming more prevalent among apps these days. It’s a paging carousel of cards that looks much like the screen seen here:
Recently, I took existing designs and adapted them to a wide variety of devices. Some of the things I learned that you’ll want to keep in mind when designing for multiple devices are to do your research, prioritize devices, keep content at the forefront, stay flexible and empathize with the user.
A Pattern To Tell Your Dad About
I wanted to come up with some clever twist on “measure twice, cut once” but then I realized saying the same thing a new way is the opposite of what this post is about. In programming, maximizing the reusability of code is a central concept. Sometimes, however, the tools meant to simplify our processes actually complicate them.
Remember when Severus Snape strolls down the classroom aisle while closing the shutters with an elegant flick of his wand for each window? Or when Dumbledore turns off all the lights in the Great Hall with a calm, controlled spell? These once-mystical wishes are now possible with products like the Kymera Wand, one of the many magic-inspired products talked about at this year’s Interaction 16 conference.