My Flash on the Beach Elevator Pitch

On stage. Photo taken by Marc Thiele

Last week, I was fortunate to be part of the Elevator Pitch Session at Flash on the Beach in Brighton. The session is one of the most popular of the conference because of the insane pace and content density. And this year was no exception.

As I was sitting back stage waiting to go on stage, I didn’t see the other pitches, but judging from the applause and tweets that followed, everyone did a fantastic job.

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Flash on the Beach after-thoughts: An ode to people – and a word of advice

I’m fresh back from Flash on the Beach in Brighton. The conference was great, hugely inspiring, and not to mention rather exciting, because I was fortunate to speak in the Elevator Pitch session.

And you know what made the conference even better? The people. I met so many interesting, bright and friendly people there, and that for me was the true high point of the conference.

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Good food in Brighton – for all you Flash on the Beach goers

Last year, when my colleagues and I visited Brighton for Flash on the Beach, I had a particularly lousy food experience at Pinocchio on New Road. So this year, to avoid any more culinary death traps, I’ve asked my lovely Brighton tweeps for restaurant and cafe recommendations. And as I want all FOTB goers to have nice food too (good food is important, you know) :), I thought I’d share the list.

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FOWD #5: Dan Rubin on high fidelity usability testing

Dan Rubin – Blending usability testing with interface design, prototyping and rapid iteration
Dan’s talk was the last one of the conference for me – and he absolutely blew me away. He took us through a project he had been involved with where they had used something called inherent value testing and high fidelity prototypes.
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FOWD #2: Paul Boag on 5 skills for webdesigners

Paul Boag – 5 new skills every webdesigner must know
Paul’s talk was highly inspirational, fun and provocative.
One of Paul’s statements that I really liked and agreed with was this: For most webdesigners, being a specialist is not an option. You need to be a generalist – because your clients will expect you to help them in many different areas.
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The Future of Web Design conference – high points

It’s Friday morning on the 21st May 2010, the day after I returned home from the amazing FOWD conference in London.

I got to hear just about everyone on my Must-see list except for Denise Jacobs and Brad Haynes (because I decided to see Remi Sharp’s and Paul Boag’s talks instead). But the ones I missed I will be able to catch on video when I get home (if you missed the conference, you can buy a full video coverage from FOWD).

On this early, and very beautiful morning, I will give you my roundup on the highs and lows of FOWD. Actually, only the highs, as there really were no lows – Carsonified did a truly awesome :) job on this one.

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