Aral Balkan – the art of emotional design
Aral’s energy on stage is contagious, and it was a true delight to hear his talk.
I can’t summarise everything he talked about (because I was busy listening instead of taking notes :), but in short, what Aral said was:
Simon Collison – what webdesign will look like in 2012
Simon walked us through his own subjective views on how webdesign will lool in 2 years. His main point were:
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.
Sarah Parmenter – 10 tips for iPhone interface design
Sarah gave us a thorough walk through of her 10 tips. Her talk was extremely useful, and I can’t wait to watch it again when I receive the conference video.
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.
Yesterday I got some amazing news that I want to share with you:
I am going to speak at the fantastic conference Flash On The Beach in Brighton on the 26th to 29th September 2010.
This week I’m in London to attend the Future of Webdesign conference that takes place on the 18th and 19th of May. The lineup looks amazing, and I can’t wait to get a big dose of inspiration and delighters.
I’ve looked long and hard at the session schedule and picked out a number of my personal must-see talks. Hope to see you there! :)
This post is inspired by two tweets made by a former students at The Nordic Multimedia Academy, Maarja Jullinen.
“of seeing all the “10 tips to better design” articles. Why, fellow designer, can’t you write something else? I’ll read it, I promise!”
“Don’t promise me no tips unless it’s an actual tutorial. While I realize ‘breaking it down’ is a marvelous idea, it does make my eyes bleed.”
Most things we do in our creative process is focused on a goal: A website design, an iPhone app, a brochure layout or a piece of audio for an application. But how often do we take time to create for the sake of just that – creating? And worrying less about the outcome – whether is succeeds or does a crash & burn?
I don’t. Or, more correctly put, I didn’t.