Innovative speakers from the world of web and UX design coming to Bristol in June
Are you a web developer keen to get insider views on the latest trends in UX and front-end design? After the success of last year’s Pixel Pioneers conference, this event, which is pretty much designed for you, will return this June.
“Bristol has an amazing UX community, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring some true pioneers to the city”
Pixel Pioneers features practical and inspiring talks featuring eight world-class speakers, preceded by a choice of two full-day workshops, plus side events. It will cover inclusive interface design, easy and affordable user testing, variable fonts, successful product design, improving the user experience with perceived performance, content design, and much more.
Oliver Lindberg, founder of Pixel Pioneers (pictured left), tells us: “UX/web/product designers and front-end developers who want to boost their skills will get a lot out of the event. But also creative and technical directors and anyone else who works on the web, because we cover a wide range of topics from this fast-changing industry.
He adds: “Last year attendees came from startups, creative agencies, and in-house teams at companies such as Nationwide Building Society and CBS Interactive. As the ticket price is low, the event is also ideal for freelancers with a tight budget and students (who pay half price).”
What to expect
So what are Oliver’s highlights in the upcoming conference? “I’m particularly excited about the focus on user-centred design. There will be a lot of talks, crammed with practical takeaways, that will explain how to make the web better and improve user experiences for everyone.
“Bristol has an amazing UX community, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring some true pioneers to the city, such as Sarah Richards, who coined the term ‘content design’ and leads the way in creating user-centred content. Or Heydon Pickering, who’s been doing some fantastic work in inclusive and cost-effective design for the web.
“I’m also excited about adding workshops to the Bristol schedule for the first time. You’ll learn how to do user testing with limited resources from Norwegian UX consultant Ida Aalen, and as Joe Leech’s psychology talk was so popular last year, I’ve asked him to come back to run a full-day workshop on psychology for UX and product design.”
Be part of Pixel Pioneers
Oliver says there’s still time for people to get involved with Pixel Pioneers before the conference: “I’m still welcoming partners for the event. It could be a great opportunity to recruit new designers and developers and to create brand visibility. Apart from following us on Twitter, there’s also a newsletter that people can subscribe to and a Slack channel to chat and network. Email me at [email protected] for an invite.”
Thanks to Oliver for speaking to us. Yoo find out more about the conference, check out the speaker line-up so far and grab your tickets, head to the Pixel Pioneers website. You can also stay up to date by following them on Twitter here: @pixelpioneers.
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