Web Design: The First Hundred Years

A session at HOW Interactive Design Conference (HIDC) 2014 — San Francisco

Tuesday 18th November, 2014

5:00pm to 6:00pm (PST)

Join Maciej Ceglowski for an insightful look “back” at web design’s beginnings, from the perspective of someone 100 years in the future. You’ll see how the web is evolving in ways nobody expected, and how you can design with the future in mind.

It’s normal for a new medium to be in a state of flux, but the situation is particularly acute for those of us working online, since the constraints we work under are not physical. The medium changes whenever the code changes, and the code changes all the time. What lessons can we take from other media about how to manage this dizzying rate of change? And how can we hope to do lasting work in a medium so obsessed with novelty?

Enjoy this report from the year 2110 on attempts to reconstruct what the early web must have looked like.

3 Main Takeaways:
1. Hear lessons from other mediums about how to manage web design’s constant change.
2. Get ideas for doing work that lasts, despite the medium’s obsession with novelty.
3. Look at web design from a whole new angle and experience some “a-ha” moments.

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm PST

Date Tue 18th November 2014

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