19–20 April / 10:00–17:00

UX design for mobile apps

Making the transition from web to mobile design can be challenging, especially when you have to understand what makes it different.
From the app idea to the interface details, there is a long way that not always start with the right foot. That's why before designing anything is fundamental to have solid wireframes that keep in mind how to accomplish a task, but not forgetting smaller interactions. During this part of the process, understanding differences in patterns between Android and iOS is also very important.

The visual interface design that will follow after, will have then to consider the characteristics of design for touch interfaces; and how to properly apply colours and typography, animations and transitions.

Finally, before delivering your design, you have to know best practices on how to prepare it to be handled to developers for later implementation.

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to follow a step-by-step process, from the first sketches to a polished interface design.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I learn?
You will learn how to design a mobile app for Android and iOS from scratch. Along the way, we'll review topics such as interaction patterns, differences between mobile operating systems, tools and workflows, and more.

You can take a look to the schedule for more information, and if there's anything missing that you'd like to learn, you can also let us know during the class to include it between the contents.
Do I need to know how to code?
No, as we are not going to code anything; we'll work designing mockups and building prototypes from them, but without a single line of code.
Do I need previous experience designing apps?
Contents are focused towards beginners, and we'll use an easy to understand language. That being said, you don't need to have any previous experience with apps. If you do have, contents may help reinforce your knowledge, and provide you with workflows and methodologies that work in real projects.
How will we work during the class?
We'll combine both theoretical contents with short hands-on exercises. During the class we'll work, most of the times, in small groups so we can make the most of the synergy between attendants. The first day, will be more focused on designing on paper; and the second, we'll take our designs to the computer.

It's also important to know that we want to keep the class fun and relaxed, so you are invited to work in your own way as well, and to ask questions anytime you want!
Do I need to bring anything?
For the first day of class, we'll provide you with the materials you need, so bringing your laptop is optional, you won't really need it then. Your computer will be required for the second day, though. You can bring either Mac or PC, as you like, and there are no special software requirements.
Will you share the slides and other materials?
Of course, so taking notes is optional. After the workshop, we'll send you the slides with notes and references, plus an email with other information you might need. Sharing is caring!
Javier 'Simón' Cuello
Designer from Argentina, Javier lived 7 years in Barcelona, where he worked for projects for both startups and big companies such as Zara, Telefonica, Yahoo and FC Barcelona. These last 3 years, he has been travelling around the world embracing a nomadic lifestyle.

Javier travelled to Barcelona to specialise in mobile design, learning UX for apps since the first versions of iOS and Android. All his experience was put into 'Designing Mobile Apps' a book he co-wrote with José Vittone.

The repercussions of this project took him to make part of different design events and conferences around the world, such as Colombia 3.0, UX Spain, UX Sofia and Campus Party (Ecuador and Brazil) among others.

Javier has taught design at ELISAVA and IED, the two most well- known design schools in Barcelona. Besides this, he has held and co-organised design workshops in more than 15 countries around the world, from Cuba to China.

Finally, if you are curious on learning more about how Javier thinks about design, you can read some of the articles he has published on Smashing Magazine. (The other option would be to invite him for a coffee or beer, that he'll gladly accept!).

You can find Javier on Twitter, Medium and Instagram.
Javier 'Simón' Cuello
Designer from Argentina, Javier lived 7 years in Barcelona, where he worked for projects for both startups and big companies such as Zara, Telefonica, Yahoo and FC Barcelona. These last 3 years, he has been travelling around the world embracing a nomadic lifestyle.

Javier travelled to Barcelona to specialise in mobile design, learning UX for apps since the first versions of iOS and Android. All his experience was put into 'Designing Mobile Apps' a book he co-wrote with José Vittone.

The repercussions of this project took him to make part of different design events and conferences around the world, such as Colombia 3.0, UX Spain, UX Sofia and Campus Party (Ecuador and Brazil) among others.

Javier has taught design at ELISAVA and IED, the two most well- known design schools in Barcelona. Besides this, he has held and co-organised design workshops in more than 15 countries around the world, from Cuba to China.

Finally, if you are curious on learning more about how Javier thinks about design, you can read some of the articles he has published on Smashing Magazine. (The other option would be to invite him for a coffee or beer, that he'll gladly accept!).

You can find Javier on Twitter, Medium and Instagram.
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Who This Workshop is For?
Designers and UX professionals who want to take their skills beyond the screen to create truly valuable cross-platform experiences.
Venue
SOHO, 4 Iskar Str., Sofia
Registration
Apply to participate in one or more workshops and seminar for one or more people.