Many of us spend our days designing for things we aren't necessarily passionate about. Design is our job. And that doesn't mean we don't love doing it and that we aren't excited. But it's also not really what we care about. Instead, we turn to passion projects on our off time to really show off what we care about. Please join us as we spend an evening taking a look at what it means to be passionate about your design work and the amazing things that can come out of it.
An ASL interpreter will be available during the event. Please get in touch if you would like us to ensure you have a seat with good visibility to the interpreter.
Efficient Web Type, c. 1556 — Kenneth Ormandy, @kennethormandy (https://twitter.com/kennethormandy)
It’s 1556, and Pierre Haultin is looking for the boundaries type can perform within — in metal. We’re still facing dilemmas of typographic efficiency centuries later.
Kenneth Ormandy (https://twitter.com/kennethormandy) is a designer at Surge.sh (https://surge.sh/), organises Vancouver’s typography meetup (http://typebrigade.com/), and studies type design at Emily Carr University.
Confessions of a Luddite — Ryan Betts, @hitsmachines (https://twitter.com/hitsmachines)
“The Jetsons is the best science fiction ever because it got the most important thing right: amazing technology won't make us happy.” - Adam Wilson.
Our industry is marching boldly towards a future of self-driving cars, drone-based delivery systems, quantified everything, blockchain everything and a virtual reality metaverse. But you know what? It's not going to make us any happier. Because we – yes even "we" the designers – keep forgetting about the human scale of things.
Ryan is an interaction designer who codes. He is the co-founder of a new product & experience design firm called HUMAN.
An assortment of beer and soft drinks will be provided, no food. 19+, minors not permitted due to alcohol service.
We tend to head to Tap & Barrel (http://www.tapandbarrel.com/) after the event to have some drinks and more nuanced conversation. If you can make it, we'd love to see you there!
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