Breaking the Glass: Life beyond the screen
In a decade's time, the screen will no longer be our primary digital interface. Instead our interactions are extended into the physical world, as our digital creations break through the glass walls that have always separated us and them. AIs will extrapolate our desires from sensory input. Ambient digital interfaces will capture our intentions from intuitive touches and gestures, and return information in subtle and beautiful ways. And our physical world will be overlaid with digital creations in a near-permanent mixed reality. What does this mean for people and brands, at home and at work? And how do we start to prepare for this new world?
Building design systems with words and code
Yes, “design systems” are about design—but not just the visual kind. In this talk, we’ll share how we collaborated across disciplines to create Encore, Spotify’s family of design systems. We’ll dig into two concrete examples of how we unblocked design system challenges and share some lessons we learned in the process of building a system of systems for 80+ different platforms.
Sessions from our Speaker Bursary
The Layers Of The Web
The World Wide Web turned 30 last year. The web has changed quite a bit over that time. But progress has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary: changes have accreted on top of what has come before. This layered iterative approach also works for building websites. Together we'll uncover how to build resilient, performant, accessible and beautiful structures that work with the grain of the materials of the web.