13 episodes

Motion and Meaning is a podcast about motion design for digital designers brought to you by Val Head and Cennydd Bowles.

Motion And Meaning Podcast Val Head and Cennydd Bowles

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Motion and Meaning is a podcast about motion design for digital designers brought to you by Val Head and Cennydd Bowles.

    Donovan Hutchinson On Web Animation Tools & Progressive Enhancement - Motion And Meaning Ep 13

    Donovan Hutchinson On Web Animation Tools & Progressive Enhancement - Motion And Meaning Ep 13

    The force behind cssanimation.rocks joins the show to talk about how animation experiments can inform client work and why UI animation takes both designers and engineers to pull of well. We also dig into how animation plays into progressive enhancement.

    • 34 min
    Dan Mall on Inspiration and Process - Motion And Meaning Ep 12

    Dan Mall on Inspiration and Process - Motion And Meaning Ep 12

    The super friendly Dan Mall joins me to talk about how animation fits into his design process. He shares his proven approach to finding inspiration and customizing animation to the project’s brand. We also discuss how and when to present animation ideas to clients and teammates along the way.

    Full episode notes and transcript: http://motionandmeaning.io/episode12.html

    • 22 min
    Rebecca Ussai on UX Choreography & branding - Motion and Meaning - Episode 11

    Rebecca Ussai on UX Choreography & branding - Motion and Meaning - Episode 11

    We’re back for season two! Rebecca Ussai, UX Design Director at RG/A Chicago, joins Val to chat about the realities of designing and prototyping animation for client work. We talk about how to make sense of the overwhelming number of prototyping tools out there and what comes after UX Choreography.
    Full transcript and links at: motionandmeaning.io/episode11.html

    • 29 min
    Design Problems Animation Can Answer - Motion And Meaning Episode 10

    Design Problems Animation Can Answer - Motion And Meaning Episode 10

    In the final episode of season one Val and Cennydd discuss common design flows or situations that animation can be particularly helpful solution for and why. Full transcript and links: http://motionandmeaning.io/episode10.html

    • 29 min
    Animation In Your Design Process - Motion And Meaning - Ep 9

    Animation In Your Design Process - Motion And Meaning - Ep 9

    In this episode Cennydd and Val address the topic of workflow and the process of actually getting good motion design shipped into an end product. They cover how to convince your team and clients that motion is important and how to document your animation decisions in styleguides.

    • 37 min
    Animation and Accessibility - Motion And Meaning - Ep 8

    Animation and Accessibility - Motion And Meaning - Ep 8

    Animation impacts accessibility in more ways than you might think. In this episode Cennydd and Val discuss the pros and cons of interface animation as it applies to accessibility and animating responsibly. Thinking strategically about your animation and implementing it well does more than just cater to people with special requirements, it makes your designs better for everyone to use. Transcript and links on our site: http://motionandmeaning.io/episode08.html

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Devingus ,

A great resource for motion!

I powered through these episodes in a single weekend and have so many new articles on my reading list now. Val and Cennyd are a fantastic resource for Motion/UI learning.

Thanks for producing a great show.

aweazel ,

Great discussion of motion concepts

As a front end web developer trying to figure out how to animate the web without the horrors of Flash days past, this podcast is helpful in providing some context of how animation can be used well to help users find meaning. Plus the hosts are delightful and the audio quality is excellent.

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