We can no longer predict how people are accessing our content now, let alone in a few years’ time when the technology people use to access the web will inevitably diverge even further, and perhaps in ways we haven’t even considered yet. Rather than seeing this unpredictability and lack of control as a problem, we should embrace these ‘known unknowns’ and the inherent flexibility of the web. Put simply, responsive design is about being more flexible and assuming less about our users, from how they’re accessing our content and what technology they’re using to their environment.
Responsive design is often positioned as a challenge for developers. This talk will instead focus on responsive design and generally designing for mobile from a UX and design perspective. The talk will cover how to tackle content strategy, performance, future friendliness and accessibility for the responsive web as a UX designer.