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Tagged with “skillswap-brighton” (14)

  1. Positive for Conkers

    Gavin Strange is lucky enough to be Senior Designer for Bristol’s Aardman Animations by day, and a jack of all trades, master of flip all by night, going under the alias of ‘JamFactory’. Let Gavin bend your ear to convince you to stop talking about stuff, and just go and do the stuff, irregardless of whether you have the skills to do so. If this berk can bumble his way through a career, then imagine what YOU can do!

    —Huffduffed by skillswap

  2. Crafting the Message

    Local designer, Kyle Bean discusses how he is finding that the values of craft are often used by various brands to inject a sense of honesty and trust. He will discuss his own relationship with craft by talking through a selection of his recent personal projects and will explain his working process for creating hand made tactile images and installations for clients such as Selfridges, Wired and the Design Museum.

    —Huffduffed by skillswap

  3. Printing trains

    Using technology to bring user centricity to the physical world of hobbies.

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  4. Atoms are hard

    Dan Williams wades through the trough of disillusionment of the Internet of Things.

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  5. Design with Intent: How designers can influence behaviour

    Whatever we design - products, services, environments, systems - we have an opportunity to influence user behaviour. Bringing together ideas from different disciplines, ‘Design with Intent’ aims to give designers a way of addressing areas where influencing behaviour would provide benefits for users and for society in general - particularly, reducing the environmental impacts of product use. Slides available here: http://bit.ly/Vyn44

    —Huffduffed by skillswap

  6. Facing up to Fonts

    Browser support for the typographical aspects of CSS is gradually increasing. Things are on the up.

    Richard will be trouncing the myth of web-safe fonts, demonstrating how to go beyond bold, detailing the technicalities of font embedding and exploring the commercial and ethical minefield therein.

    The introduction of font embedding in particular is a long-awaited step in the right direction. However it brings with it a host of complications; technical, ethical and aesthetic.

    This session will explain all.

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  7. 80% Science, 20% Art

    Web typography is a toddler in the big bad world of competing displays, browsers and operating systems. Jon takes it by the hand, and discusses the science that comes before the art.

    It’ll be a celebration with lots of opportunity for questions and discourse. From exploring how fonts are rendered, to a quick refresher on typesetting and with a little history thrown in for good measure, it’s time to get your glyph on!

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  8. Building and using secure web services using OAuth

    With every passing day, we entrust more and more of our personal information to the Internet. And as each week passes, we see more and more online services launching new APIs, opening up the information silos and letting our data flow freely. But some data should not be freely available, merely portable. To do this securely requires that users prove their identity and authority. Typically this is done via username and passwords, or sometimes OpenID. Often, though, users want to appoint computer agents to access and work with their data on their behalf. These agents may not be entirely trusted, and should not be given the user’s logon credentials.

    Enter OAuth: an open standard for simple, secure, delegated authorization. With OAuth, a user can give a social network just enough access to their address book to connect them with their friends, or can allow a photo shop access to just the few photos they want printed onto canvases.On the Web of Data, OAuth puts the user back in control.

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  9. Experiments in Data Portability

    The concept of Data Portability is one of the most widely talked about topics in the ongoing development of social media. Glenn will take us through his current research work, building experimental interfaces to allow users to freely and securely exchange their data between sites. From Google’s Social Graph, Portable Contacts API and new concepts in data discovery to the future user experience design patterns.

    —Huffduffed by skillswap

  10. I care because you do

    Crushed into submission by the weight of impending deadlines, battered and bruised by insane client demands, and reduced to a quivering mess by technical problems, how does the web designer inject care, passion, and polish into a project? When and how is it possible to add that extra layer of TLC when all you want to do is get it finished? Elliot Jay Stocks looks at the motivation behind great design, and attempts to inspire by removing the client from the picture and focus on the importance of design evolution.

    —Huffduffed by skillswap

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