Subtitles UX

Presented by:
Vitaly Friedman

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Talk details:

In this talk, Vitaly Friedman, the creative lead of Smashing Magazine and a UX consultant for the European Parliament, will highlight some design patterns and UX strategies for designing better UX around subtitles and closed captioning. As it turns out, there is quite a bit you can do with something as seemingly simple as subtitles, so get ready to be challenged and surprised.

April 19, 2023 4:00 pm
Session duration:
40 minutes
Lucerna Great Hall

About your presenter:

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Vitaly Friedman
Creative Lead and Co-founder @Smashing Media

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.

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