Future of Web Design NY

November 12, 2008 / Went to Carsonified’s annual New York conference.

The Future of Web Design in New York hit the high notes again this year.

[Roseland Ballroom, NYC]

Derek Powazek’s talk on group-generated intel was a standout, particularly his discussion of James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds and how it relates to designing web applications. I bought the book on my way home, and just a few pages in the enjoyment factor is high. I also really liked Paul Boag’s presentation on how to work with clients, a healthy mix of energy, sarcasm and Pommy hubris.

[panel discussion at FOWD NY 2008]
Chris Lea, Joe Stump, Ryan Sims, Daniel Burka and Liz Danzico.

Liz Danzico led a panel discussion at the end of the day on how designers and developers communicate with each other. This was rowdy and good. One thing came through loud and clear over the banter: communication works best when issues are framed in terms of problems to be solved, rather than as requests for a given solution.

† Crowdsourcing, ew.

2 responses

  1. lyds

    Their website is just a teeny bit out of control. Did everybody get a complimentary line of internet-flavored coke when they registered or what? Anyway, good to know you got re-inspired.

    November 12th, 2008 at 11:04 am #

  2. Adrian

    Awesome. I am just now explaining to half the people on my floor “what is so funny.” Yes, the site definitely has a lot going on. Subway signage meets art deco by way of hip hop.

    November 12th, 2008 at 11:16 am #

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