Desktop First UX Summit

Focus on the Theory and Practice of Amazing Desktop Application UI & UX
UX First in a Desktop Centric World
Sept 16th & 17th, 2020 – Free online event

Ever since Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced the “mobile-first” rule for product design at 2010’s Mobile World Congress, desktop design, especially native desktop, has been mostly ignored. Development shifted to mobile-first, with the desktop forgotten. Today most new desktop applications look like mobile apps stretched to fit the desktop or are simply web pages embedded in an Electron container. The desktop hasn’t gone away in the last ten years, and it is still hugely important, especially in line-of-business and productivity software. 

It is time for this sloppy design methodology to change. It is time to bring back practical design principles and a return to making applications that look and work fantastic on the desktop. Responsive applications with shared code and design elements with their mobile versions are great, but mobile design constraints should not limit desktop applications. 

Sept 16th & 17th, 2020summit.desktopfirst.comFree online event


  • Design Process
  • Design Systems
  • Human-Computer Interactions
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Responsive Design
  • User Testing
  • Visual Design
  • Desktop Gaming
  • Artificial Intelligence

The Desktop First UX Summit is a combination of the theory and practice of amazing desktop application UI & UX. Speakers include industry UI & UX experts and practitioners desktop application development. This summit is the perfect event for those new too desktop development or who want to take their desktop skills to the next level.

Highlighted Speakers

How Mobile-First Ruined Desktop UX
Ray Konopka, President
Raize Software, Inc.

The Science of Great UI
Mark Miller, Chief Architect, IDE Tools Division

Reserve your seat today!