by Jon Kolko
The discipline of design is reaching a point of clarity. This is a point in time where our value is no longer questioned and we begin to share a common understanding of our role, responsibility, methods and processes. This point of clarity is one of maturity, and with this maturity comes the opportunity to tackle more complicated, nuanced, and intellectual disciplinary challenges. I view this as a chance to move beyond both normal practices of usability and the constant drive towards innovation, and an opportunity to bring personality and attitude to the artifacts we introduce into the world. In this talk, I’ll explore this chance for discursion, and describe a new form of authorship: one that builds upon, rather than rejects, our rich history of thoughtful and responsible design.
23rd–26th August 2011