Austin Bales

Austin is a Product Design Manager at Facebook

Austin has worked on Growth, Messenger, and News Feed at Facebook. Prior to joining, Austin lead design at Do, a productivity startup. He’s a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s Industrial Design program and designed products and marketing for Sony, Google, and Ford while at Odopod, a digital agency in San Francisco.

Prototyping with origami & Quartz Composer

Origami is an interactive prototyping library used every day at Facebook. It’s a library built on Quartz Composer, a powerful real-time graphics tool. Origami was instrumental in creating Paper, Home, and Messenger — it’s changed the way our team thinks and designs. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to prototype complex interactions with zero lines of code.

Attendees will:

  • See how Facebook prototyped apps like Paper with Quartz Composer and Origami
  • Learn everything you need to know to make your own design prototypes
  • Create your first composition in class

This class is perfect for interaction designers looking to take their static mockups to the next level. No programming or prototyping experience required!

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