Think Like an Animator

Downtown 11:00am

Material design offers a breadth of tools and paradigms to help us build beautifully animated applications. But few of us have actually been trained in the art of animation. Without a common animation language to express your ideas, priority on these details can fall to the wayside. That potentially means more confusion and less engagement among your users.

The solution: Android engineers need to become animators. We cover basic principles of Animation, how these can be applied to the Android platform, and how to work with designers (or on your own) to mock them up.

Zack Sultan,

Zack Sultan works at Tumblr, where he designs such applications as Tumblr, Tumblr for Android, and The Website. Occasionally, he makes logos and icons. Previously, he worked in advertising, designing apps and other stuff for brands like Coca-Cola and Sephora.

Kevin Grant, Tumblr

Kevin Grant is an Android Engineer at tumblr, a creative blogging platform in New York City, where he focuses on application design, implementing the latest design and user interaction paradigms and pushing the boundaries of the Android framework. 

He began developing for Android in 2009, performing research at the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduating he moved to Malmö, Sweden where he took part in the Scandinavian startup scene.