Explore the Future of the Web



Make It Personal (And Put Some Quotes on Shit)

We all use so much shit. We collect shit, buy shit, steal shit, trade shit and then throw shit away. This workshop will allow us to take abandoned shit and rejected shit and breath new life into it (and maybe ourselves in the process). You will receive pieces of abandoned shit to restore, and Jessica and Tim will then lead you through some writing, lettering and painting magic that will leave you feeling a lot different about your shit than when you started.

Using the Waveline:Mapping Premium Value to the User Journey

Businesses mostly care about value but they define it in narrow, mostly functional and financial terms  yet, the biggest value is qualitative and comes from meaningful experiences. The waveline is a new tool that helps designers and developers better design and communicate the inherent value in the user experience, built from premium value at the start. It helps prioritize qualitative value in a way that designers can understand and follow. The waveline makes use of new data from design research techniques that go beyond the standard tools and help structure the conversation of products and services around a narrative of user interaction and the most valuable parts of the customer relationship.

Web Fonts:Catch the Next Wave

Designing typefaces is a tough business, but someone’s gotta do it. Why not you? In this action-packed half-day workshop, typography and web fonts pro Thomas Phinney (FontLab, Adobe, Extensis) will dig deep into the freshly released web font technologies that will add to the creative arsenal of web designers. Take advantage of the wide world of glyphs…add them to fonts and include all of the proper outline construction and spacing. Oh, and Thomas will cover some do’s and don’ts to keep your nose clean and everything nice and legal.


Agile User Centric Innovation

The speed in which the world is changing has become mind spinning. In a time where new businesses are often just live-betas, design choices are impactful and need to be constantly inspected and adapted to stay relevant. During the course of Christian’s interactive workshop you will use tools and methods that help businesses and organizations successfully respond to dynamic market conditions. You will learn to create value, relevance and a deep connection with your users by understanding and approaching their problems from their perspectives.

Behind the Scenes with the Draplin Design Co.:Tips, Tricks, Triumphs, Threats and Turds

Go behind the scenes with the Draplin Design Co. logo-making process. See how we work, how we organize our files, how we back our stuff up and how we shave time off our process. Tips, tricks, threats and tales. A good time will be had by all.