When a friend once remarked "generalists will save the world, not specialists", Brendan realised that whilst he will never save the world, he is very much a generalist. But whilst his career has seen him go from making underground breakbeat albums, to web design and now physical objects, there has always been one consistent theme that runs through out all the work – the love and joy of making. In this session, Brendan will talk about some of his core beliefs when it comes to all kinds of design and how the process of making something is just as important as the final product.
Co-founder of Fontdeck and Mapalong, and web typography aficionado, Jon Tan, takes to the stage to guide us through 40 minutes of the best of web typography.
Andy is an API masher gone legit at Spotify. How did he get here? And what possible use do they have for him? Have a peek inside the front-end Web Dev experience at Spotify, including how they are bringing web technologies into the desktop client, and some of the challenges that this can bring.
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, developers and designers worked in harmony creating amazing web sites and applications. Back on Earth though it's not quite the fairy tale story. Remy's a developer, who has worked with more than healthy handful designers over the last decade and more ("but he's so young and good looking!" we hear you cry). His session will share what worked and what didn't, tips and tricks to make life a little easier. What's simple in a design to implement and what was hard. How he looks for risk in a project and how that's shared with the designers and client. How do you quote and how do you get your quotes right. When to choose an off the shelf library or when to build something bespoke.
14th–16th May 2012