Published: Sept. 19, 2018

Web application development is evolving. While front-end development using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS isn't going away, JavaScript frameworks are gaining popularity. Angular is a JavaScript framework that supports multiple form factors, rich interactivity, and single page applications. When coupled with Material Design, it provides a consistent user experience across devices. Material mimics the physical world of surfaces, light, and shadow in the digital realm. Material’s motion-based interaction uses visual feedback and hints to help users learn how the UI works. And, it offers a rich set of components and design patterns, plus excellent accessibility support for screen readers. In this tech talk, you will learn how CU is using Angular Material for the new student portal. 

Speaker: Lou Ordorica

Lou Ordorica is a senior UX/UI developer on the Development and Architecture team. He designs and develops user experiences for faculty, staff, and students. His work spans course creation and web grading export using the D2L and Canvas LMS, budget reconciliation for the College of Arts & Sciences, claiming and managing university accounts, and transforming the student portal experience. Lou collaborates with technology and business teams on UX best practices. He led implementation of the design sprint process for rapid prototyping and student feedback to support Agile software development. Prior to CU, Lou consulted for Fortune 100s on large-scale design projects for digital, mobile and social. For a time, he was the UI designer at a cloud security start-up that was acquired by RSA. Prior to that, Lou worked at Sun Microsystems, where he developed the user experience for developer portals, blogs, and online communities.