WebVisions Barcelona was held from June 19-21 at Elisava School of Design and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.Register Today
Registration opens at 8:30. See locations below for workshops, sessions and special events.
Marta is an interface designer at Swwweet, a small Barcelona based web design studio. When she's not messing around with CSS, she is teaching workshops on web technologies and helping organize local events like Webcat.
A specialist in UX and Design Thinking, Ian teaches organisations to look at the world through the eyes of their customers. His design consultancy, UXdna, drives transformation by introducing customer-centred thinking and practice into the corporate culture.
Dustin DiTommaso is a designer and researcher focused on using design to influence and transform people’s attitudes, behavior and motivation. As Vice President of Experience Design at Mad*Pow, Dustin designs products and directs programs that incorporate behavior change and gameful design for clients ranging from innovative start-ups to Fortune 500’s.
Maria has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her professional life. It’s an approach that helped Hot Studio grow into a full-service creative agency and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses. Recently, Maria joined Facebook as its Director of Product Design.
Jesús is currently based in Fjord (Design & Innovation from Accenture Interactive) US, working for clients such as Citi, Harvard Medical School and ESPN, and leading a team of more than 30 designers. He believes in open dialogue, using the right tools to achieve timely problem-solving, and keeping the work meaningful and exciting for everyone.
Robin thrives on solving problems through code. He's a Digital Tinkerer, Head of Developer Relations at Pusher, former Technical Evangelist at Mozilla, and book author. In his spare time he experiments with new technology and data visualisation, often at the same time.
Avi is the owner of IoT News Network, an independent resource for the Internet of Things, and is a longtime interactive and web design professional with thirteen years of experience.
Bruce Lawson evangelises Open Web Standards for Opera. He's been active in Web Standards since 2002, working with the Web Standards Project, the W3C Mobile Best Practices Working Group and developer education. He co–authored Introducing HTML5, the first full–length book on the subject.
Tim is a Partner at Foolproof, one of Europe’s largest experience design companies. He leads Foolproof’s Strategy & Planning practice, developing and deploying their experience strategy framework, methodologies and expertise across a range of global clients. As a UX strategist, he works with global brands such as Sony, Shell, HSBC and Santander to map and understand their existing customer ecosystems and build the UX vision, roadmap and KPIs for transforming their businesses around the new breed of digitally connected customers.
MT Maloney is a freelance digital artist and digital media professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His animated works have screened in 5 continents, the latest of which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Trained as an actor and copywriter, Humberto became an entrepreneur at the age of 21 after a short career in advertising. Since then he has always tried to put together humanities, technology and design to create different ecosystems where innovation thrives. His vision of creativity as a management tool to help individuals and teams fulfill their potential has been the keystone of all his professional projects.
Lander is an interaction designer and independent experience design consultant living in sunny Barcelona. He works with international companies and organizations in the field of experience design and strategy, conceptualizing and designing digital products, systems and processes. He truly believes that everything is connected.
David Pescovitz is co-editor of Boing Boing, a technology and culture Web site with several million monthly readers, and a research director with the Institute for the Future, a non-profit forecasting thinktank. He is also editor-at-large for MAKE: magazine, the DIY technology quarterly. Pescovitz co-wrote the book Reality Check, based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine where he is still a correspondent. He has also written for the New York Times, Scientific American, Popular Science, the Washington Post, Salon, and New Scientist, among many other publications.
Scé Pike has been defining user experience strategies for Fortune 500 companies for more than 15 years. As Chief Experience Officer at Citizen, she drives the user experience vision for all Citizen customers, including AT&T, Intel, HTC, NBC, T-Mobile, Samsung and Disney/ABC.
Richard Powell is a UI developer and designer from Newcastle, UK. When he's not building Server Density, a SaaS product for managing server infrastructure, he gives jQuery and backbone workshops.
Graham is one of the Founding Partners of Zinc, a Design & Innovation Lab, based in Barcelona. He has spent most of his 15 year career helping to grow and develop some of the best creative consulting firms in the world, spanning many different disciplines including, branding, interactive / web design, marketing, innovation and user centric design.
Nowadays being responsible for a team of project leads overseeing concept, design, usability and quality assurance, Michiel has his backgrounds in frontend development. He has lengthy experience both as project manager and frontend developer on projects large and small. Smooth user interfaces is what he likes as well as nerdy code tricks. Michiel a master of arts degree in Leadership & Digital Communication, which might explain him being that direct.
Peter Smart is a designer, speaker and writer from the UK, working with global organisations to drive innovation through user-centred design. He has a reputation for pushing boundaries and doing creative things with the web, from travelling 2517 miles to solve 50 Problems in 50 Days using design, to co-creating ViziCities: visualising real-world cities in realtime using big data and the power of the web.
Copywriter. Design junkie. Multitasker. Dreamer. Optimistic despite of everything. I'd love to become a vegetarian but I live in Barcelona and there's (delicious) jamón serrano all around. I love dogs but I'm far too irresponsible to take care of one. That's why I only have a digital agency instead.
Javier is a web designer and front-end developer from Bilbao living in Barcelona. He started Swwweet, his own web design studio with his wife in 2009, and they've been since building beautiful experiences for small businesses and startups alike.
Vinay Venkatraman is the founder and CEO of Leapcraft - a design driven innovation consultancy based in Denmark. Prior to this Vinay co-founded CIID (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design) in 2006. Vinay helps shape the strategy and content for numerous initiatives through consulting, teaching and research lead initiatives. He is trained as a product & interaction designer in India and Italy. His cross disciplinary approach to design has in the past have spanned design of consumer products, software and film visual effects.
Lea works as a Developer Advocate for W3C. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfills by researching new ways to use them, blogging, speaking, writing, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is a member of the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself.
Konrad works as an Interactive Product Manager for Viacom in Berlin. He likes clear user experiences and pragmatic solutions. Overseeing the lifespan of products such as websites and apps, as well as working on improving services, communication and workflows, he regularly gets to work with experts in various digital playing fields. Besides some detours into print and graphic design, he also holds a master’s degree in Scandinavian Studies, which can only be seen as an odd way to express his love for minimalism.
Mark Wyner is many things. Most notably a designer, developer, father, husband, friend, foe, soccer addict, and scorpion catcher. He is a co-founder of the Portland, Oregon agency Bunker, where they partner with clients to design and build great things.
Although he is a fresh face among the UX community, Andrew Zusman has made a splash. A man of many hats, Andrew is a writer, speaker, and designer. After careers as an historian focused on social and intellectual history and an author of several educational books, Andrew discovered user experience design and describes his attachment to the field as an addiction. Andrew studied experience design at Israel’s Netcraft Academy and has since worked as a user experience designer in Israel.
Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé sang, “Barcelona – Such a beautiful horizon, Barcelona – Like a jewel in the sun” and once you lay your eyes on the beauty of the Mediterranean, you’ll be singing right along with them. The Catalan people are exceptionally friendly and most speak better English than some native English speakers. You’ll be tempted to spend your days on the beach, but here are a few tips of what else to include:
It must be done, and you already know why. Our only tip is to buy your ticket in advance on-line and print out a pass (most hotels will let you email the pass to their front desk). You’ll have to choose a window to visit, but you’ll breeze past those who decided to buy their tickets at the door. Think of it as the Gaudí fast pass.
While his famous piece “Guernica” is actually in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, this museum has a wonderful Picasso collection as well as spectacular traveling exhibitions.
Everyone says you have to go, so then you must go to say you went. But hold onto your wallet/purse, and for goodness sake, don’t act like a tourist. Pro tip: Don’t eat in any restaurants on the Ramblas (no matter what the charming restaurateur tells you). Instead, walk the Ramblas for the experience and then divert down one of the side streets and try a restaurant off the beaten path. You’ll probably pay less money and enjoy a better meal.
If you are staying a short time in Barceloneta, then by all means go down to the beach and dip your toes in the Mediterranean waters. But if you have some time, you simply must leave the city center. A short metro ride will take you into Poble Nou and some less touristy and more family oriented beaches. Enjoy the freedom of the Spanish beaches, all bodies welcome here.
Rent a bicycle and see the town! We recommend renting from Ride or Die…We found them to be one of the best deals in the city at 10 euros per day (return by 8pm)… or you can pay by the hour.