Animation is a word that used to make me shudder.
I’m from a generation of devs that grew up in the era of Flash splash screens. Say no more.
But Val Head has changed all that for me.
She has successfully demonstrated that if you are smart about how and when you use animation in your work, the results can be spectacular. Take Stripe’s checkout experience for example. It uses animation to guide you through a process, reducing cognitive load and adding delight. And that is just one of the great examples we chatted about.
If you’ve always been a skeptic, read through Val’s transcript. You won’t be disappointed.
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Formerly a developer in the corporate world, our Community Manager Hawk (who is a Kiwi and is actually only called Sarah by her mother) said goodbye to the code and succumbed to the lure of social science. Community Manager for the SitePoint network for several years and then Head of Community at FeverBee, Hawk is now on the team that builds Discourse.