Frank Chimero - Do things, the long, hard, stupid way @Do Lectures
Warning: This talk contains optimism. And it’s contagious. Frank Chimero’s inspirational talk on the long, hard, stupid way. And why we all should pursue it.
Simon Collison - Crafting the Progressive web @ Ready to Inspire Conference 2012.
For many of us, the work we most value is imbued with a sense of craft, honesty, and purpose. We’re at our best when responses are instinctive, not bound by rigid tools or inflexible methodologies. Craftsmanship makes our work more meaningful to us, and more valuable to those who commission or consume it.
The progressive web is built upon a wealth of discovery, examination, and sharing. We rarely settle and this is to our credit, but we must never forget that as responsible practitioners and ambitious pioneers we should embrace the ebb and flow, and all that is unique about the medium.
Simon will look at how all this affects us as individuals, and our industry as a whole, taking stock of where we are now and where we are headed.
This talk is from the Ready to Inspire Conference which was held on 11th December 2012 at the “Stadsgehoorzaal” in Leiden, The Netherlands
Josh Brewer - Responsive Times Call For Responsive Measures @smashingconf
The talk is an attempt to deprogram our approach to Web design for the last 15 years by taking a look at the history of graphic design (type, grids, etc) and how it has shaped our thinking (positively & negatively). The presentation discusses new approaches to designing responsively and what we can learn from the past.
Naomi Atkinson - Going Beyond at Beyond Tellerand 2011.
Being a true success in your art, industry, or day to day job requires pushing beyond what comes easily and naturally to you. It’s about making yourself stand out in an otherwise endless crowd of others striving for the same. Naomi took a look at how people stand tall in an industry distanced far from ours – the land of celebrity. What behaviors and patterns can we learn from their successes, and how can we bring this into our everyday work ethic?
Robbie Manson - The Mindful Designer
We face a challenge: to ensure our design responses are informed more by our thinking than the tools we use. Absorbed by day-to-day execution, we can forget the importance of mistakes and accidents — of balancing intent with experimentation. Failure is valuable, provided we’re mindful of why. Embrace the unpredictable nature of everything, and stay mindful. It’s how we lace our actions with meaning.
Curated by Francis Chouquet