Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. From Minsk in Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany, discovered the passage a passion for typography, writing and design. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development. Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books. He currently works as editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany.

UX Salon Talk

The UX of Privacy

Push notifications, GDPR cookie consent prompts, app install prompts, video autoplays and annoying pop-ups. Every time we enter a new site, it feels like a fight against all the annoying marketing messages endlessly streaming at us. If you?ve wondered why a product you looked up in a search engine one day keeps showing up in all your social channels over and over just a few hours later, that?s the power of data collection and retargeting at play. We can do better than that though.

In this session, Vitaly will be exploring privacy UX patterns, techniques, strategies and important decisions to consider when designing and building privacy-aware websites and applcations. You?ll walk away with a toolbox of applicable techniques, privacy nightmares and a few notes on how to keep your website/app GDPR-compliant and privacy-focused.

UX Salon Workshop

Smart Interface Design Patterns, 2020 Edition

Are you ready for a design challenge? In this updated workshop, Vitaly Friedman, creative lead and front-end/UI consultant behind Smashing Magazine, will be taking a microscopic examination of common interface components and problems appearing in responsive/mobile user interfaces. In this workshop, we?ll be spending an entire day drawing and designing interfaces, starting from accordions, to date/time pickers, sliders, feature comparisons, car configurators all the way to insurance calculators and trip planners.

The workshop is intended for intermediate/advanced designers and developers who have an understanding of responsive design, interface design and mobile design. Most techniques are borrowed from mid-size and large-scale real-life projects, such as large eCommerce projects, online magazines and web applications. We won’t cover the basics, instead, the workshop covers more advanced ? and often obscure and innovative techniques.

In this workshop, we?ll go hands-on into exploring:

– Insights into how people interact with mobile interfaces, thumb-driven designs
– Navigation, with mega-drop-downs, breadcrumbs, carousels, accordion and filters,
– Builders, with a car configurator and mobile plan builder,
– Forms, with email verification, password input, country selector, privacy issues, sliders and public transportation, and a banking transaction UI,
– Better onboarding and offboarding UX,
– Date pickers, date range picker and a time picker, incl. booking an appointment and booking an airline ticket,
– Tables, with a feature comparison table, currency exchange calculator, pricing plans,
– Search, with autocomplete, filters, search results,
– Calendars, with a multi-track schedule, TV Guide schedule, music festival schedule, exhibition calendar, spreadsheets and dashboard,
– Audio/Video, with a video player UI and audio-based input,
– Maps / Data Visualization, with a shopping mall map, election map, smart region input.
– Timelines, with a historical timelines, soccer game signature and live leaderboard and standings,
– Real-time experience with betting UI for soccer, poker and live video streaming,
– Footnotes and sidenotes in magazine articles,
– Authentication patterns, CAPTCHA
– Privacy UX, incl. GDPR cookie consent prompts, notifications, pop-ups, permissions UX and data management,
– Seat selection, for a concert/theatre/exhibition and a perfect airplane check-in,
– Responsive art-direction with practical techniques, strategies and examples for less generic solutions,
– Responsive PDF for documents and restaurant menus,
– Responsive upscaling, with eCommerce experience on large screens and article layout on large screens,
– Offline UX
– Design anti-patterns to avoid to prevent running into maintenance issues and ?slow UX decay?.

You’ll need to bring a lot of creativity with your preferred coffee mug. We?ll be spending a lot of time drawing, sketching, designing and thinking. Be ready to challenge your general view of design process and how our interface should look like. Laptop is useeful but not really necessary. You?ll need a lot of sleep reserves since it?s going to be a packed day. Bring a lot of attention to detail and non-standard thinking to this one! 😉