Description: James has been an indie Mac and iOS developer for more than 20 years, creating apps like PCalc and DragThing, as well as working for Apple on the Mac OS X Finder and Dock. He will talk about what has changed, and what has stayed the same, from the days of System 7 through to iOS 7.
Description: There is a natural pull towards focussing on the visual design of an application. Your choice of color, typography and structure all directly impact how your user will experience your app. But what happens when your user isn’t looking? Designing applications for use by increasingly distracted users requires thinking about your customer from a completely different perspective. Building on lessons learned from years of building audio focused applications these are some guides for ensuring your design is usable in ANY context.