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SXSW Interactive 2016

From Cartoons to Apps: UI Animation in 2450!

How do you react to animation or audio within an app? You probably take it for granted, assuming it's only there for aesthetics. There is a lot of UI design that is still created with an old, static web mentality, but designers are now shifting to being more mindful of what animation and sound mean in terms of the user experience.

How can the designers of tomorrow create the next generation of interfaces while drawing inspiration from animators of the past? What does Bugs Bunny know about making apps anyhow?

Miguel Montanez, PBS KIDS, and Dave Schlafman, CloudKid, will take a deep dive into how UI animation and audio have shifted from ornamental to a key part of the UX design process.

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  • Miguel Montanez, Sr. Creative Technologist, PBS
  • Dave Schlafman, Co-Founder & Creative Director, CloudKid


Miguel Montanez, Sr Creative Technologist, PBS

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  • Tags: animation, ui/ux
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Design and Development
  • Level: Advanced
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