Elisabeth Engel

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Munich, Germany

Elisabeth Engel

UX & Tech Innovator @interfacewerk

Elisabeth is a UX & tech innovator and a travel enthusiast. She is passionate about lean UX, web performance and usability testing. While exploring new places all around the world, she's always on the hunt for fresh UX & frontend inspirations.


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Current sessions

Break Up With Your Frontend Monolith

Tiered of migrating thousand of code lines to the next popular JavaScript framework? Stuck in complexity and legacy code maintenance? Why not learn from the idea of microservices we already applied so well to our backend systems?

In 1976 ABBA sang 'Breaking up is never easy, I know', having the end of a long relationship in mind. But splitting up a long maintained frontend monolith can be hard and difficult as well.

Therefore, this talk will ease the pain of separation by guiding you through the process of selecting suitable technologies and building a parent app shell to deal with loading and routing of all child components. You'll learn how to avoid common obstacles and gain momentum on the road to a new long-lasting and future-proof frontend architecture.


The Illusion of Speed - Hacking Users' Perception

Perceived page speed is all about the first visual impression. But what if you could make it seem to be even faster than it really is? What if we could make use of the strongly filtered and interpreted human perception of speed?

This talk will dive deeper into human perception and the assumptions we all make intuitively. You will learn how to manipulate time perception to make your page seem even faster than it technically is. This will include embedded content placeholders to provide a smooth loading experience, the clever use of animations and optimistic UI elements, as well as skillful distractions.


Designers || Developers - Finally Bridging the Gap

When designers and developers communicate with each other, it often feels as if they are speaking two different languages not understanding each other’s needs and proceedings. Even though those kinds of problems aren't new, they become even more crucial for companies trying to ensure a consistent user experience over multiple independent applications. So how to bridge this gap?

The secret union joint to do so is finding your single source of truth: a commonly shared design system showcased by a living style guide. This allows every team member to communicate with ease about design changes and their code implications, while offering a wide range of components to productively build new applications with a consistent user experience.