February NYC Web Design Meetup

  • February 28, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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The NYC Web Design Meetup will meet Monday, February 28 at 7pm for:
* a Presentation
* one website design critique by a panel of designers
* open networking and socializing

 

Presentation: Khoi Vinh will speak about the online news industry, sharing his experience as the design director at NYTimes.com and his insight into web and mobile design.

Khoi Vinh is a user experience designer, writer and speaker. For five years, he was the design director at NYTimes.com, where he led the in-house design team in user experience innovation for digital products of all kinds. For over a decade, he has published his thoughts on design, technology and culture at the widely-read blog Subtraction.com. He is the author of "Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design" (New Riders), and he has lectured all over the world on design matters. Previously, Khoi was a co-founder of the award-winning New York design studio Behavior, LLC.  He studied communication design at Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and practiced branding and graphic design in print for several years in Washington, D.C., before moving to New York City.

Design Review: A panel of 3 local web designers will review a recently redesigned website and provide web design critique. Afterward, the site and panel will be opened up to the group for feedback.

This month, the panel will be moderated by Rich Franconeri of Rubenstein Technology Group, and will include:
- Paul Pierson, Partner, Carbone Smolan Agency-
- Mike Kelly, Creative Director, Hudson Union
- Khoi Vinh, Subtraction.com

Networking: As with past meetings, we'll split our time into about 90 minutes of presentations and discussion, and 30 minutes of open networking. Refreshments will be served, so please join us (and bring a friend to help our group grow!).

We're always looking for presenters for future Meetups -- if you have a topic you'd like to present, a website you'd like to have critiqued, or design expertise you'd like to provide by being our panel, please get in touch.


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  • shawn w.

    Thought it was a good meet, the panelists were quite fair during the design review. Enough time was given for networking etc.

    March 7, 2011

  • Jaron R.

    Terrific presentation, engaging design review panel. Thanks to all that participated!

    March 2, 2011

  • Dawn

    Very good talk by presenter Khoi Vinh, former (art) design editor for the NY Times website. I expected him to talk about his new book but was pleasantly surprised he gave an entirely different talk about art design for digital media, the fundamental contradiction between true art design that helps tell a the story of an article and the new online publishing reality where there is so much info, and so quickly that users have to prioritize usability over design. Of course this is for the major news sites like online newspapers, blogs like the Drudge Report (hilariously ugly) and the Huff Post.. Remarkably he is optimistic as a art designer and a web guru, he just sees the future for web designers in web apps and services, UX and UI, and "using the strengths of a medium," not trying to highly design a big time website. I wasn't totally clear on his whole future thing, anyone else got that?

    March 1, 2011

  • Tomoko E.

    It was great to meet with Khoi Vinh. His predictions on where the art direction in digital publishing is heading and the notion that the role of designers will be more intertwined with engineers were very interesting.

    March 1, 2011

  • Rocky

    Awesome!

    March 1, 2011

  • Tim

    Great info!

    March 1, 2011

  • Diane P.

    Great presentation. Very informative and thought provoking.

    March 1, 2011

  • Heidi X.

    the speaker of this meetup was phenomenal, i would like to see more similar senior designers in different fields speaking of their experiences.

    March 1, 2011

  • David B.

    I think the format is nice. I wish I could have stayed longer for networking, but unfortunately needed to grab the 9:05 train home to Beacon. Koi was great, though I feel like the problem has been well-defined for a long time now (I've been working at AOL 6 years now, and it's clear as day to me that this is the issue). I'd love to talk more about solutions such as smart templates, better online tools for not only editors, but designers as well within the CMS, etc.

    I think the panel discussion on Dinevore was informative, though I couldn't help but want to jump in on the conversation several times. I'd love it if the audience could provide feedback. Overall, I plan to come back!

    March 1, 2011

  • Christina E.

    It was really hard to network (although I did meet someone stellar) I think it would be fun to have a "networking speed up" where after the audience session we should sit down and have a musical chairs of 2 min to spend with someone and then ring the bell and move on. People are there to learn and to network and the colored dots werent enough in my opinion.

    March 1, 2011

  • Raj S.

    I was hoping to have more networking involved. Khoi's presentation was helpful, but I guess I came into it thinking the presentations would be shorter and I would be able to meet more web designers/UI designers.

    March 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A kool place to brainstorm ideas - Jaron - If you need a volunteer for video editing count on me. [masked]

    March 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent speaker and I really enjoyed the interactive design review with the panel format.

    March 1, 2011

  • gabe f.

    Overall, great. Obviously Khoi is great to have, but the panel was also excellent and the web site - dinevore - worth talking about.

    One problem - maybe unsolvable - with critiquing a beta/live site is that some of the comments are inevitably about core mission/functionality issues, which, at that stage, would be hard for the site owner to address.

    I'm not sure what the answer is: maybe some critiques could be of design or UX mockups, or html wireframes or... I agreed with most of the panel's comments, but they probably came too late in dinevore's life cycle to be easily implemented.

    February 28, 2011

  • Jaron R.

    NYC Web Design Meetup members: check your email for the live streaming URL!

    1 · February 28, 2011

  • Jaron R.

    I'm pleased to announce that Smirnoff will be sponsoring free shots for everyone... no, just kidding. Not tonight, anyway. But if anybody's got a contact in Diageo marketing, that would make for one heck of a great NYC Web Design Mixer!

    1 · February 28, 2011

  • John J. C.

    Dang, that's impressive, Jaron.
    For my next suggestion: Free shots for everyone, sponsored by Smirnoff. ;-)

    February 27, 2011

  • Theresa

    Wish I could be there...but live streaming is great alternative...thanks

    February 27, 2011

  • Jaron R.

    Wonderful suggestion, John, and great news to everyone who wasn't able to get a spot for Monday's Meetup: we will be live streaming the event. Details will be shared with all NYC Web Design Meetup members by Monday afternoon, so make sure you join our Meetup even if you can't get a spot for Monday's event.

    1 · February 26, 2011

  • John J. C.

    SUGGESTION BOX FODDER: seeing all the folks who missed the cut-off, maybe an online simulcast video option could be set up for future meetups if not this one? Maybe ideally you'd have 2 -3 cameras and a video guy to direct the live switching from, say, a wide shot to c close up and then to show what's being projected. Just sayin'

    February 26, 2011

  • Kimberly

    This bites. No spots left. ;(

    February 26, 2011

  • Diane P.

    Also interested, if a spot opens up.

    February 24, 2011

  • Gigi

    Hello there, will there be a waiting list spot for the February meetup? Thanks!

    February 20, 2011

  • Sauman C.

    Can I be add in the waiting? I've joined the group and hopefully to find out more more about it!!!

    February 18, 2011

  • Dawn

    I really, really want to hear Khoi Vinh. I want him to autograph his wonderful new book I have! Pleeaasse allow some more spots-- standing room only spots or anything.

    February 18, 2011

  • Lin-Yu W.

    I wish there was a spot left...

    February 18, 2011

  • Al M.

    Is there a Waiting list?
    Also, is that map correct?

    February 17, 2011

  • Tammy h.

    Hi, I am interested in talking to experienced web designers for a footwear ecommerce site. Ping me if you are interested or have any leads!

    January 26, 2011

  • alicia

    Will there be a waiting list for the February meetup?

    January 26, 2011

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