WebVisions Barcelona features a fabulous lineup of design, UX, tech and strategy experts. Held from July 7-9 at the IED Barcelona located at Carrer de Biada, 11.Register Today
Registration opens at 8:30. See locations below for workshops, sessions and special events.
Kate makes piles of work about the things that we buy (and want) and the emotions attached to our stuff. She also happily thinks and draws for good people and companies. She have been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006 (ouch).
Yoni Bloch is an Israeli musician and the founder and CEO of Interlude, a technology company that designs, develops, markets and enables the creation of interactive videos. Through Interlude's patented technology, Bloch has ushered in a new norm for online storytelling that allows users to actively engage with online video in a multi-layered experience, and to create new experiences on their own. In Israel, Yoni is a successful rock musician and performer with three top-selling records. He has produced and recorded tracks for Israel's biggest artists, composed music for TV, film and theater, and was a judge in the Israeli version of “American Idol.”
Timothy is a designer, illustrator & art director based in New York City. His clients include Airbnb, Google, Ford, J.Crew, Target, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Previously, Timothy worked in-house at Apple Inc. where he helped integrate Apple’s visual language, domestically and internationally. Prior to that, he was a senior designer with the experiential design firm Collins, where he worked for clients such as CNN and Microsoft. He has received awards from most major design & illustration publications, including the Art Directors Club Young Guns award, GDUSA’s “People To Watch” and Print magazine’s “New Visual Artist.”
Jenny is a co-founder of Jackson Fish Market, a hybrid startup and design consultancy focused on making and designing beautiful software experiences. They’ve shipped over dozens of software products in the past 8 years. Their latest product is A Story Before Bed – the first (and only) service that lets parents, grandparents, and children record video of themselves reading children’s books and play it back as often as they like on the Mac, PC, or iPad.
Corey holds a Master's Degree in Anthropology and worked as an Anthropology instructor for over 10 years. He left the academy 8 years ago so that he may dedicate himself to providing digital strategy and direction to clients in the publishing, education, and entertainment industries as the Director of Experience Strategy at the Portland-based company Neologic. Corey is a Fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination and he regularly publishes and presents on the future of digital media. He recently contributed the closing chapter to the book Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture.
The son of a plumber and a psychologist, Dan feels the interaction design he does is a little bit of both. He feels that design isn’t only about problem solving, but about creating a better, more humane, future.
Nathan was the founder and chair of the ground-breaking Design MBA programs at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, CA. This program prepares the next-generation of innovation leaders for a world that is profitable, sustainable, ethical, and truly meaningful by uniting the perspectives of systems thinking, design thinking, sustainability, and generative leadership into a holistic strategic framework.
Jessica is a designer & art director working in New York City. She is a partner at the New York based design studio Sagmeister & Walsh. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts & speaks internationally about design and creativity. Her work has won awards from most design competitions including Type Director’s Club, Red Dot, Art Director’s Club, SPD, D&AD, Print, and Graphis. Her work has also been featured in numerous books & magazines & exhibitions.
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.