9th June, 2009
Future Of Web Design Tour
It’s turning into a busy speaking year. As well as a few business and university talks, I recently presented as part of the Future Of Web Apps Tour, which went down a treat. I’ve got @Media coming up in a couple of weeks, and something special in October (more soon).
Today, the first Future Of Web Design Tour was announced, and I’ll be presenting and workshopping alongside such fine speakers at Paul Annett and Brendan Dawes. Here’s a bit more detail about the FOWD stuff…
Developing Your Ultimate Package
Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design
In the afternoon, I’ll hit attendees with a bit of art theory. Don’t worry - its good. The Bauhaus ethic applied principles such as “honesty of construction”, “truth to materials” and “form follows function” to design. Its teachers placed emphasis on ideas, expression, simplicity and a holistic approach to art, architecture, graphic and product design. This was modernism.
The talk will pose the question: What if web design existed in the 1930s? How might Bauhaus ideology have taken it into the future? I’ll do my best to avoid the numbing history lesson and plunge directly into a manifesto for current and future web design practice, finding usable examples and ideas along the way.
Visit the Future Of Web Design Tour 2009 website to book a seat for the Leeds leg where I’ll be, or maybe the Glasgow, Belfast or Bristol events.