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Featherstone & Friends: The Current State of Web Animations with Val Head of Adobe

Written by: Shannon George

Original Presentation Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This month, Derek sat down with Val Head, Senior Design Advocate at Adobe. Val is the author of Designing Interface Animation on Rosenfeld Media, teaches CSS Animation on Lynda.com, and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. She has been published by Fast Company, A List Apart, and Smashing Magazine and has spoken at dozens of events worldwide, including Pixel Up, Web Directions, UX Week, and An Event Apart.

They chatted about:

  • The latest trends in web animation
  • Best practices for developing animation
  • The types of disabilities that can be affected by animation
  • Designing animation that enhances a website without causing issues for people with disabilities

Webinar Resources include the recorded presentation and transcript.

 

About the Speakers

Derek FeatherstoneDerek Featherstone: Chief Experience Officer, Level Access

Derek is an internationally known speaker, practitioner and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company. Derek is now the Chief Experience Officer at Level Access — focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice and development methodologies.

Val HeadVal Head: Senior Design Advocate, Adobe

Val is a Senior Design Advocate at Adobe, author, and web animation expert. She is the author of Designing Interface Animation on Rosenfeld Media, teaches CSS Animation on lynda.com, and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. Val has been published by Fast Company, A List Apart, and Smashing Magazine, and she’s spoken at dozens of events all over the world including Pixel Up, Web Directions, UX Week and An Event Apart.