We’ve collected an assortment of presentations from the NYC show – and others will be added as they’re available:
Andy Bichlbaum, “Using Our Talents for Good, Not Just Okay”
Jason Kunesh, “Obama for America 2012: 10 Lessons Learned from Real-Time Design for High Stakes”
Rachel Nabors, “Creating Animated Music Videos with CSS3 and HTML5″
Sara Wachter Boettcher, “Changing Content, Changing Culture”
Senongo Akpem, “Storytelling on the Web: New Techniques and Ideas”
Shay Howe, “Amp Up Your Code: Performance-Driven HTML5 and CSS3″
Rafa Soto, “Build Your Brand the Rock Star Way”
Mihnea Ovidnie, “Using CSS Regions to Create Magazine-like Layouts”
Carolyn Chandler, “The Business of Play”
Author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff is a big idea guy. He’s a commentator on CNN and frequent contributor to Time, Discover and NPR, and he’s not afraid to take on important subjects. That’s why we’ve invited him to deliver his WebVisions NYC keynote on “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now”.
Sound familiar? It should, ’cause it’s also the title of Rushkoff’s latest book, which will be given to everyone who registers for the show. And you can get your book signed by the author following his keynote.
If you haven’t already registered, why not do it now?
The calls for session and panel proposals for WebVisions New York, Portland and Barcelona open on Wed., Sept. 26th! Sessions run for 45 minutes including time for Q&A and should cover innovative ideas in web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology.
The New York City show will be held from Feb. 27 to March 1st at the Theater for the New City and Barcelona show will be held from June 26 to 28th at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
» Submit a session proposal
WebINK is happy to announce the winner of their contest to “Scale Mt. Default” is Amber Case, with her very exuberant look at the top of the mountain. It’s as if she had lived though many years of using default fonts on the internet, and was now free to use thousands of fonts wherever she deems fit. Oh wait, there we go.
Live type is revolutionizing web design. No longer do designers and developers need to choose from a limited set of six typefaces – with WebINK, overcoming the obstacles of default fonts is a thing of the past.
As a fun way to celebrate the new era of web typography, WebINK will set up the Mt. Default photo backdrop at WebVisions NYC on Jan. 20th – take your picture in mountain climbing gear and post it on Twitter with the text “I scaled Mt. Default!” and include the hashtag #WebINKphoto.
David Stump (@davidstump) had the winning photo in Atlanta. WebVisions NYC attendees who post their awesome and hilarious photos will be entered to win an iPad.
Do you feel a yodel coming on?
Sure, conferences are great fun and offer a chance to hobnob with fellow professionals, but sometimes your boss needs a little more than a simple reassurance that the event will offer real value for the money. Fear not, here are just a few good reasons for your boss to happily sign off on sending you to the show:
- Explore the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology from an all-star lineup of visionary speakers.
- Take in-depth workshops that dig into subjects like HTML5 and CSS3, interface design, user research and game development.
- Network and meet people from around the globe — potential partners, clients, business associates and mentors.
- Show off your company as a strategic thinker and leader in digital media, mobile and interactive.
- Share the WebVisions experience and help guide the future of your organization.
From the beginnings of WebVisions, leading companies such as Weiden & Kennedy, Waggoner Edstrom, Yahoo, Netflix, Nike, Intel and Hewlett Packard (to name a few) have retooled and reshaped their web and mobile strategies, establishing new processes and streamlined operations to become online leaders. Won’t you join them?
If you were once a student who lived on Top Ramen and socked away spare change for a night out, you probably remember that going to an event or conference was out of the question. WebVisions is offering a special deal – simply register a group of attendees for WebVisions, and the conference will donate a scholarship in your organization’s name to a student at School of Visual Arts, NYU, Parsons Institute or other school of your choice.
We’re offering one scholarship for every four paid attendees that you register from Dec. 15, 2011 to January 15, 2012. Contact Brad Smith or Jennifer Jones at 503-230-2058 or register online at http://wvnyc-groups.eventbrite.com/
From the original Star Trek series to the film Minority Report, the technologies and interfaces of the “future” have offered audiences a sense of wonderment and provided a lens to examine current devices. Without sci-fi, would we have had the Motorola flip phone, which is suspiciously similar to Star Trek’s communicators? Would the iPad and Kinect’s successful use of gestural design been possible without the breathtaking control interface in Minority Report?
SciFi and other speculative interfaces can unlock possibilities for new interactions in any product or service. In his workshop on “How to Use Scifi to Create Better Interfaces”, interface design expert Nathan Shedroff will share lessons culled from imaginative interfaces unconstrained from traditional constraints, with examples, and prompts attendees to brainstorm around these lessons to unlock new aspects of their existing projects. Then, attendees will develop their own projects using these inspirations.
The workshop is a rare opportunity to explore interface design at a new level with one of the leading visionaries of user experience design and will be followed up by Nathan’s keynote presentation “Make it So: UX Lessons from Science Fiction”, which traces the lines of influence between sci-fi and reality, and investigates how the depiction of technologies evolve over time, how fictional interfaces influence the real world, and what lessons we can learn through this process.
When he’s not writing books and speaking to audiences around the world, Nathan is the chair of the ground-breaking MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.
For months, Google’s Scott Jenson has been telling people to prepare for the upcoming zombie apocalypse of devices. While the CDC issues zombie guidelines telling people to stock up on water, food and medications, this workshop focuses on giving you the tools you really need to survive the inevitable infestation.
In the short time Jason Grigsby and Lyza Danger Gardner have, they won’t be able to make you an expert in each tool. But they will give you everything you need to start building your own preparedness kit and how to choose which tools are right for you.
In their must-attend workshop on the “Zombie Apocalypse of Device Preparedness”, Jason and Lyza will cover Responsive web design, mobile first web design, device detection, jQuery mobile, PhoneGap and the use of good, old fashioned baseball bats to give you a crucial head start in developing mobile apps – and keep your brain safe from flesh eating zombies.