[event] Boston IxDA invites you to a UI prototyping workshop using jQuery

20 Aug 2008 - 6:53pm
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Boston IxDA
2008

Boston IxDA invites you to a UI prototyping workshop using jQuery with its
creator John Resig on the 11th of September at the MIT Media Lab.

What is jQuery?
Its a javascript library that enables designers & developers to easily build
or reuse some of the most common interaction patterns found on the web
today.

For some examples of the power of jQuery, see; http://ui.jquery.com/demos

Why might jQuery be of interest/use to a designer?
While we wait for Adobe Thermo et al to usher in the golden age of WYSIWYG
'prototype' to 'shipping code' workflows, jQuery is achieving this today
with a minimal amount of code manipulation, often just copy'n'paste. If you
want tighter coordination with your developers or desire to reduce the
amount of throw-away work by presenting your designs in a format that can be
picked up by the developer then look no further. If you've worked up some
html you'll be more than at home dropping in a jQuery pattern to produce
more interactive designs after this tutorial.

The power of open source...
jQuery is an extensible framework, people around the world are contributing
to the framework everyday. For example;
Specify or configure your designs colour pallete in
http://ui.jquery.com/themeroller and it will automagicaly build the CSS
needed for your jQuery powered UI.
Also, here's 20 3rd party examples of ready to use UI patterns, from light
boxes to image libraries:
http://speckyboy.com/2008/07/21/20-amazing-jquery-plugins-and-65-excellent-jquery-resources/

John Resig http://ejohn.org/about/ , will give a 2 hour tutorial for
designers on the 11th of September at the MIT Media Lab. We have a strict
limit of 50 seats for this event so I strongly recommend RSVP'ing.

Additional resources worth looking at ahead of the tutorial;
http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials:jQuery_For_Designers
http://jqueryfordesigners.com/
http://www.webdesignerwall.com/demo/jquery/

When: 6:30-8:30, 11th of September
Where: http://www.media.mit.edu/ Building E15, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA
02139
Map: http://tinyurl.com/6syqcd
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/6zw8qs

You learn something, your developer friends love you even more, all for
free... its a win-win-win situation brought to you by IxDA Boston.
See you then /pauric

--
IxDA Boston organisers: Lisa, Jesse, Juhan & Pauric
local site: http://www.bostonixda.org
Feed: http://boston-ixda.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

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20 Aug 2008 - 7:04pm
Boston IxDA
2008

Sorry folks, I fubar'd the RSVP link previously, here you are;<
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pQG39RalBf4P2WjDwWW4cAQ>

On 8/20/08, Boston IxDA <boston.ixda at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Boston IxDA invites you to a UI prototyping workshop using jQuery with its
> creator John Resig on the 11th of September at the MIT Media Lab.
>
>
> What is jQuery?
> Its a javascript library that enables designers & developers to easily
> build or reuse some of the most common interaction patterns found on the web
> today.
>
>
> For some examples of the power of jQuery, see; http://ui.jquery.com/demos
>
>
> Why might jQuery be of interest/use to a designer?
> While we wait for Adobe Thermo et al to usher in the golden age of WYSIWYG
> 'prototype' to 'shipping code' workflows, jQuery is achieving this today
> with a minimal amount of code manipulation, often just copy'n'paste. If you
> want tighter coordination with your developers or desire to reduce the
> amount of throw-away work by presenting your designs in a format that can be
> picked up by the developer then look no further. If you've worked up some
> html you'll be more than at home dropping in a jQuery pattern to produce
> more interactive designs after this tutorial.
>
>
> The power of open source...
> jQuery is an extensible framework, people around the world are contributing
> to the framework everyday. For example;
> Specify or configure your designs colour pallete in
> http://ui.jquery.com/themeroller and it will automagicaly build the CSS
> needed for your jQuery powered UI.
> Also, here's 20 3rd party examples of ready to use UI patterns, from light
> boxes to image libraries:
> http://speckyboy.com/2008/07/21/20-amazing-jquery-plugins-and-65-excellent-jquery-resources/
>
>
> John Resig http://ejohn.org/about/ , will give a 2 hour tutorial for
> designers on the 11th of September at the MIT Media Lab. We have a strict
> limit of 50 seats for this event so I strongly recommend RSVP'ing.
>
>
> Additional resources worth looking at ahead of the tutorial;
> http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials:jQuery_For_Designers
> http://jqueryfordesigners.com/
> http://www.webdesignerwall.com/demo/jquery/
>
>
> When: 6:30-8:30, 11th of September
> Where: http://www.media.mit.edu/ Building E15, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge,
> MA 02139
> Map: http://tinyurl.com/6syqcd
> RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/6zw8qs
>
>
> You learn something, your developer friends love you even more, all for
> free... its a win-win-win situation brought to you by IxDA Boston.
> See you then /pauric
>
> --
> IxDA Boston organisers: Lisa, Jesse, Juhan & Pauric
> local site: http://www.bostonixda.org
> Feed: http://boston-ixda.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

--
IxDA Boston organisers: Lisa, Jesse, Harun & Pauric
local site: http://www.bostonixda.org
Feed: http://boston-ixda.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

20 Aug 2008 - 7:29pm
Boston IxDA
2008

For the love of god, someone please shoot me
This is the final attempt at posting the correct link to our RSVP
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pQG39RalBf4P2WjDwWW4cAQ

Anyone want to organise a 2 hour copy & paste tutorial for yours truly?

thanks, I think
/pauric

20 Aug 2008 - 7:34pm
SemanticWill
2007

Pauric. Just accept the invite to my DC site - check it out and decide
for yourself

will evans
emotive architect &
hedonic designer
will at semanticfoundry.com
617.281.1281
twitter: semanticwill
aim: semanticwill
gtalk: wkevans4
skype: semanticwill
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On Aug 20, 2008, at 8:29 PM, "Boston IxDA" <boston.ixda at gmail.com>
wrote:

> For the love of god, someone please shoot me
> This is the final attempt at posting the correct link to our RSVP
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pQG39RalBf4P2WjDwWW4cAQ
>
> Anyone want to organise a 2 hour copy & paste tutorial for yours
> truly?
>
> thanks, I think
> /pauric

21 Aug 2008 - 8:24am
Adam Connor
2007

jeez Will, could your signature get any longer :)

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Posted from the new ixda.org
http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=32219

21 Aug 2008 - 8:29am
SemanticWill
2007

why - yes - I think it could

--
~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

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Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel: +1.617.281.128 | will at semanticfoundry.com
aim: semanticwill | gtalk: wkevans4
twitter: semanticwill | skype: semanticwill
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21 Aug 2008 - 9:07am
DrWex
2006

MIT has a fairly useful site - whereis.mit.edu - that lets you find
buildings, parking, and a few other things about campus.
(I have no connection with whereis - it's just how I tell people to
find things at MIT.)

Best regards,
--Alan

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