Designing without the browser

A session at Web Directions South 2011

Friday 14th October, 2011

1:45pm to 2:35pm (EST)

Innovation is intensifying off the browser — the things we use everyday are increasingly controlled by touch, gesture and voice. And we, as interaction designers, are faced with a challenge that’s the opposite of our browser-​​based one-​​man-​​shop: there’s suddenly a gulf of production between our concept and the final product; the means of production is as tricky to navigate as a roster of Tolstoy characters; mistakes are expensive; and everyone speaks a different language. Sound dangerous? Sound exciting?

Donovan argues the processes for the future lie in our more material-​​based graphic designer pasts, and our cousin disciplines of industrial design and architecture. After a decade of honing our newfangled browser-​​based skills, learn how to dust off and sharpen the tools of our roots.

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Hannah Donovan

DESIGN + MUSIC. Co-founder, design director at This Is My Jam. Previously at

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Time 1:45pm2:35pm EST

Date Fri 14th October 2011

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