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This talk will tell the story of Lanyrd, from a two-week proof of concept to a full-fledged startup via three intensive months of Y Combinator in Silicon Valley. Theyâll share the trials, tribulations and lessons they learned along the way. This is the talk they wish theyâd heard before they got started!
My session focuses on what I call â âThe Interaction Design Bauhausâ. It discusses this growing minimalist, âform follows dataâ trend in UX and compares it to historical phenomenon that occurred in the early 1900âs in the form of the industrial design Bauhaus movement.
So, ten years later, what does John now think about his thesis, and his suggestions for developers?
Web Directions South 2009, Sydney Convention Centre, October 9 4.05pm.
It is time for the practice of web development and design to broaden its horizons. How can the skills and experience we’ve acquired over the last 15 years of working on the internet be applied more broadly to, say, the design of cities, buildings, organisations, government and so on?
In a slightly foolhardy, ambitious talk, Dan will draw from his experience of leading design across the BBC’s websites, co-founding the global media product Monocle, working with projects like Lonely Planet, Channel 4, Urbis museum and the Spice Girls website, and now his current work with the multidisciplinary design consultancy Arup, where he helps design better cities, buildings and streets.
Dan will suggest that some of these core ideas — harnessing user-centred thinking with the sparks of individual insight, working with real-time data, separating content from presentation, multidisciplinary design-centred practice, enabling adaptation and hackability, balancing top-down intervention with bottom-up emergence, amongst others — might work effectively as core principles of service design, offering new ways to build, design, innovate and operate to services, products and organisations well outside of the Australian web industry’s traditional focus.
Microcopy is the ninja of online con tent. Fast, furi ous and deadly, it has the power to make or break your online busi ness, to kill or stay your foes. It’s a sen tence, a con firma tion, a few words. One word, even. It isn’t big or flashy. It doesn’t leave a call ing card. If it does its job your cus tomer may never notice it was there.
Continuing a popular @media tradition, the final session for day one, hosted by Jeremy Keith, will feature a handful of speakers discussing questions posed by conference attendees. Wear your flak jacket: there will be controversy!
- John Allsopp
- Hannah Donovan
- Simon Willison
- Christian Crumlish