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Code Heart Design 2018

Debbie Teakle
Dec 10
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Friday 30th November was the first ever Code Heart Design conference - a mini-conf bringing together designers, design system lovers and front-end developers. Lookahead were given the pleasure of being one of the sponsors of the event and I happily volunteered to go!

Keynote speaker Sharon Steed taught us all about empathy - how it’s not a feeling but a choice that requires action and continual effort. And how empathy shapes a company’s culture more than any other core value.

Most of the talks were centred on where design meets code. There were some interesting demos and talks on how tooling for designers is moving beyond static images and utilising code and real data to reduce handover friction from designers to developers.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was Russ Weakley’s talk on accessibility. He passed on a lot of easy to implement tips to improve accessibility and entertained us all while doing so.

The conference was well organised, the people were friendly & welcoming, the food was delicious and we all came home with some great swag!

I can’t think of anything that could’ve been done better and considering this was their first conference that’s an awesome achievement! Looking forward to next year’s and I hope to see you there!

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