There’s still time to register for User Focus, the annual conference of the DC chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). User Focus is scheduled for this Friday, October 19, in Chevy Chase, Maryland (suburb of Washington, DC).
This will be my first time as a presenter at User Focus, and I’ll be doing a session on responsive design & UX:
Optimizing User Experience Across Devices With Responsive Web Design
With the extremely fast rise in the use of mobile devices in recent years, companies are starting to realize that ignoring mobile web users is no longer an option. Many have chosen to provide a stripped-down version of their desktop site to mobile users, on the assumption that mobile users only want or need to use a small subset of the features available to desktop users. But as more and more people are turning to mobile as their primary or only means of accessing the internet, it’s becoming clear that mobile users’ needs aren’t so straightforward. At the same time, attempts to create a simplified version of a website for mobile users often make it clear that the full website is too complicated, cluttered, and difficult to navigate. But there is a solution. By designing from a mobile-first perspective, and using responsive web design to create a site that responds to the device on which it’s being viewed, you can provide all users with a quality experience across screen sizes and devices, without having to create and maintain separate websites.
There are tons of other great sessions scheduled for User Focus, including three others on responsive design. (And very cleverly all four are in the same room one after another, so you don’t even have to get out of your chair if you want an afternoon full of responsive design.)
If you want to attend, you should go register for User Focus right this minute so you don’t miss out on what is undoubtedly going to be the most awesome conference of the year.