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Designing Meaningful Animation by Val Head—An Event Apart video

Motion design has become a necessary skill for designing and building the modern web. The character and energy that motion brings to an interface is becoming as expected on the web as it is in other media. Great web animation comes from thinking like a motion designer and brand steward, matching the motion we add to our message and design goals.

In this free 60-minute video, captured live at An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition,  Val Head explores key animation principles such as timing, offsets, and secondary action as they apply to interface design decisions—plus motion principles specific to designing animated interactions. Consider this your crash course on becoming a motion design pro!

Val Head is a web animation expert, author, and Design Evangelist at Adobe. She’s the author of Designing Interface Animation, published by Rosenfeld Media, and teaches CSS Animation on lynda.com. Val shares her passion for web animation as co-host of the Motion and Meaning podcast, and curator of the UI Animation Newsletter.

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