Our mission is to provide inspiration, motivation and insight into how you design the web. Draft Episode 04: Daniel Burka on Empathy
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Over the past several years, we’ve watched as a very wide variety of objects and surfaces familiar from everyday life have been reimagined as networked information-gathering, -processing, -storage and -display resources. Why should cities be any different?
What happens to urban form and metropolitan experience under such circumstances? What are the implications for us, as designers, consumers and as citizens?
Adam Greenfield lives in a city and thinks you probably do, too.
This week on the show we were joined by web and graphic designer Jason Santa Maria. We got a chance to talk to Jason about his work at Happy Cog, his personal work, projects like the Wordpress admin, the differences in designing for print and web, and we got to ask him some listener questions.
Just as early filmmakers struggled to break free from the conventions of live theater, after 10+ years Web designers are still trapped in the structures of the past. Forget pages, linear text and other archaic vestiges of design’s print ancestry; the separation of content from presentation has already changed everything.
Dan Willis, Sapient
Find inspiration in the ridiculous. See technological quirks as opportunities. Try something previously unheard of with your site design. Laugh in the face of convention. Use and abuse CSS in ways never before imagined. Get away with it. And if it doesn’t work, try something else instead.
Paul Annett, Clearleft Ltd
Steve Souders, Google
In this lively and interactive session, Robert Hoekman, Jr., the author of ‘Designing the Obvious’ and ‘Designing the Moment’, uses the audience to reveal the 7 essential design principles for achieving great application design and the psychology behind them. And he does it all without a single bullet point (gasp!).
Robert Hoekman Jr, Miskeeto LLC
If the web provides so many ways to connect with audiences, why are we all stuck telling the same story with our designs? Hear from a panel of storytelling experts on the importance of narrative and art direction online to break away from static and boring experiences.
Jason Santa Maria; Daniel Burka, Digg/Pownce; Nicholas Felton, feltron.com; Emily Gordon, emdashes.com / printmag.com; Ian Adelman, nymag.com
What will the nation’s newspaper of record look like in the coming years? Learn about the continuing efforts of old media to reinvent its look, its feel and its mission.
Tom Bodkin, The New York Times; Khoi Vinh, The New York Times
You know you need to do user research, but how? Should you write surveys, do focus groups, or develop personas? And how do you act on what you’ve learned? We’ve been in the trenches and have concrete suggestions on what you can, and should do NOW to conduct effective user research.
Mark Trammell Digg; Juliette Melton User Experience Mgr, Lumos Labs; Nate Bolt Bolt|Peters; Carla Borsoi VP Research & Analytics, Ask.com; Andy Budd Clearleft Ltd
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