Full-day workshop

Designing for complex UIs

with Vitaly Friedman

Not much can surprise us when it comes to interface challenges. We can design a decent card, a well-rounded accordion and an exquisite hamburger navigation. But what if there are slightly more complex UX challenges ahead of us?

Sept 18th
Co-Inno Factory
Vienna, Austria
50 spots

About this workshop

Complex UIs don’t have to be complicated. In this workshop with Vitaly Friedman, UX consultant for European Parliament and creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, we’ll dive deep into dissecting how to solve complex design problems. Whether you’re working on enterprise-grade tables or complex multi-page forms, this workshop will give you the techniques and tools you need to excel at your work.

For who?

This workshop is for

UX designers,

inferface designers,

front-end designers and


My superpower is that I’m extremely average.

I can almost sense if something isn’t right. I might not be able to point out what exactly is wrong, but if I experience some issues, probably most people will, too.

Vitaly Friedman
UX designer, speaker and founder of the Smashing Magazine
two people sitting at a table with papers and pens, planing a mobile app

What you'll learn

This workshop covers a wide range of topics, including designing complex user interfaces (UIs) such as

  • mega-dropdowns,
  • modals,
  • multi-page forms,
  • enterprise-grade tables,
  • filtering systems,
  • advanced search features,
  • dashboards,
  • data visualization,
  • sustainable UX,
  • AI design,
  • expert interfaces,
  • accessibility considerations, and
  • authentication/privacy UX.

​Eager for specifics? Dive into this detailed list to see exactly what you'll be discovering in this workshop. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into some awesome hands-on learning! With practical examples from various industries and a comprehensive checklist for designing complex UI components.​


More details to come!
Sept 18th
Open doors
Grab a coffee and get comfortable.
Welcome & programm block I
Let's get started.
Coffee break
Recharge your caffeine tank.
Program block II
Decomplexifier mode activated.
Lunch break
He who feeds the brain must also fill the stomach.
Program block III
The toolbox keeps filling up!
Coffee break
We've got tea too.
Program block IV
One last time.
Official end of workshop
Optional: Special after-workshop adventure with Vitaly as he dives into the flavors of a famous Austrian dish!

Vitaly Friedman

UX designer, speaker and founder of the Smashing Magazine

Vitaly loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. Born in Minsk, Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany. While writing algebra proofs and preparing for software engineering at nights in the kitchen, at the same time he discovered passion for typography, interface design and writing. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine back in 2006, a leading online magazine for designers and developers. His curiosity drove him from interface design to front-end to performance optimization to accessibility and back to user experience over all the years.

Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books and a curator of all Smashing Conferences. He currently works as creative lead of Smashing Magazine and front-end/UX consultant in Europe and abroad, working with European Parliament, Haufe-Lexware, Axel-Springer and a few other companies.


We're really excited that you join us for this workshop.

Designing for complex UIs

when your organization is paying or they are reimbursing you
Full day workshop with Vitaly
Working materials
Food & drinks for lunch & breaks
after-workshop trip
€ 550

Designing for complex UIs

out of pocket
when you won't be reimbursed
(e.g. self-employed, boss hopeless getting budget, unemployed, student)
Full day workshop with Vitaly
Working materials
Food & drinks for lunch & breaks
after-workshop trip
€ 350


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