Speaking of...


Speaking of… is a cycle of events dedicated to a variety of topics that are relevant to design, tech, and digital culture.

The series will feature amazing international speakers from a variety of backgrounds that are actively shaping and redefining the industry (and the world) on many different levels and in many different ways.

Our next event will be in Milano, on November 28 (talk) and 29 (workshop) 2019

Scroll down to discover our very special guest!


Founder & CEO at Smashing Magazine

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Nov. 28, 2019 | TALK | NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Aula G.04 - Milano

Designing and Building With Privacy In Mind

GDPR cookie consent prompts, push notifications, app install prompts, video autoplays and annoying pop-ups. Every time we enter a new site, it feels like a fight against all the annoying marketing messages endlessly streaming at us. If you’ve wondered why a product you looked up in a search engine one day keeps showing up in all your social channels over and over just a few hours later, that’s the power of data collection and retargeting at play. We can do better than that though.

In this session, Vitaly will be exploring privacy UX patterns, techniques, strategies and important decisions to consider when designing and building privacy-aware websites and applcations. You’ll walk away with a toolbox of applicable techniques, privacy nightmares and a few notes on how to keep your website/app GDPR-compliant and privacy-focused.

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Nov. 29, 2019 | 9:30-17:30 | WORKSHOP | TIM Space, Milano

Smart Responsive Interface Design Patterns

Are you ready for a design challenge? In this brand new workshop, Vitaly Friedman – the creative lead and front-end/UI consultant behind Smashing Magazine – will take a microscopic examination of  the common interface components and problems in responsive user interfaces and we’ll spend an entire day drawing and designing responsive interfaces, starting from accordions, to date/time pickers, sliders, feature comparisons, car configurators all the way to insurance calculators and trip planners.

The workshop is intended for intermediate/advanced designers and developers who have an understanding of responsive design, interface design and mobile design, as we will cover more advanced — and often obscure and innovative techniques, mostly borrowed from mid-size and large-scale real-life projects, such as large eCommerce projects, online magazines and web applications.

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Nov. 29, 2019 | 19:30 - 22:30 | Dinner & Chats | details to be disclosed

What’s the best way to wrap up an awesome day? We think dinner and chats with Vitaly, the organizers, and a small group of participants. Small because we want to be able to talk and interact and extend the “tech knowledge” of the day into a more personal approach in the evening.

The food is going to be good and the location worthy, plus we’ll be raising funds for the upcoming events in the works, so participating basically had no downsides! Hurry up, though, as pots are really limited!

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TALK - Nov. 28, 19:00 - NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti


Via Carlo Darwin, 20, Milano

WORKSHOP - Nov. 29, 9:30-18:30 - TIM Space, Milano

Tim Space

Via Magolfa, 8 Milano

Dinner & Chats - Nov. 28 - 19:30 - venue to be disclosed


To be disclosed


raffaella isidori

A creative polymath, for over two decades, Raffaella has been designing, consulting, building brands, optimising the communication for businesses around the world, and producing awesome events. You can see her work at www.raffaellaisidori.com.

Her personal story, her experience with non profit and open source environments, and her passion for sharing her knowledge and values, propelled her towards social entrepreneurship. She’s currently kickstarting her latest project, Humanise.it, which focuses on creating awareness on diversity, inclusivity, ethics, and mental wellness, and on fostering human skills. She also studies, teaches, writes, translates, takes pictures, speaks at conferences, and coaches professionals on communication & language.

Curious as a cat and in love with diversity, Raffaella lives and works in the countryside – surrounded by some flora and lots of fauna. When not working or hatching ideas, she practices mindfulness, cultivates dreams, pushes boundaries, and collects books, fonts, and essential oils. Online, she’s Zetaraffix.

Marco Tagliavacche

Marco has over 12 years of experience in the field of Information Architecture, UX Design and User Centered Design, matured in large, international companies operating in the Industrial sector and within the Industry 4.0 context.
A continuous learner, Marco is passionate about communications, and never ceases to look for new ideas and inputs to create simpler and more efficient products. He’s also a speaker, a lecturer, an Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) coach, and the former president of Architecta, the Italian association of Information Architecture and User Experience Design.
When not designing (or organizing stuff) he spends the rest of his time being a dad and a husband, reading books on design, and feeding the nerdy child he hides inside with Lego, StarWars and Tolkien.

Speaking Of is a non-profit event made possible by the generous contributions of our partners and our supporters. We are immensely grateful, as without them, none of this would be possible.

TECHNICAL PARTNER: Associazione LaStrada