Redesign Your Design Thinking
Design is beautiful and beautiful things are well-designed. While this is true, it isn’t the whole truth—aesthetics definitely are NOT everything. Sometimes the best design isn’t what you think, and we need to leave our design aesthetic ego at the door and focus on positive outcomes for the user. This talk will challenge your assumptions about what great design is, and discuss ideas about how we can be better designers by focusing on process, function, and outcomes instead of visuals.
J has been making websites and software for the web since 1998, and has been credited with creating several software features web designers and developers take for granted today. He's passionate about efficient, usable, aesthetically pleasing design. He is the President of Nine Labs, an experience and strategy consultancy where he works with companies far and wide to improve their products and services. He's also the President of the Atlanta Web Design Group, and founder of the Web Afternoon conference series.
Opportunities to publish your own creative projects has never been easier. The only obstacles we face are the ones we create in our own minds. Artist and designer Alex Ogle discusses how to stay motivated throughout the creative process and avoid being a creative zombie.
Alex Ogle is a co-founder of Tubatomic and a visual storyteller. He has had several successful Kickstarter projects and illustrates a comic book series called “Midnight over Stellar City” for Action Lab Entertainment. His past projects include illustrating Spider-Man and Captain America toy box art, the animated online series “Jonni Nitro”, and the comic book “The Iliad” from Amaze Ink.