In the mid-20th century, designers turned away from heavy concrete to embrace lighter, more subtle materials. A similar shift is underway in the tech industry right now, as companies are adopting minimalism as a way to overcome the demands posed by small screens and powerful processors.
Announcing three new speakers for our experience design conference Roadmap!
Noted designer Erik Spiekermann has called Apple’s typeface choice a “youthful folly.” Speaking at Gigaom’s Roadmap, he explained what he meant and offered other insights into how he sees the world of design.
Design legend Erik Spiekermann, who will be speaking at our experience design conference in November in San Francisco, has spent decades creating and redesigning typefaces, which can influence culture both subtly and powerfully.
With his single-minded focus on creating great user experiences, Jobs redefined product design – and design in general – not just for Apple, but for designers like Typekit’s Jeffrey Veen, who found confidence and inspiration in Jobs’ work.
Our bandwidth and the speeds at which we access the web will grow fivefold over the next few years thanks to advances in wired and wireless technology. Not only are we connecting faster, but we’re also doing it from more places thanks to mobile broadband. These two things combined are creating a rush of data that will be generated and consumed. At a GigaOM Bunker Series event held today in San Francisco, a group of technologists explored how the next generation of the web will use location, sensors built into devices such as our mobile phones and other context clues to “give the Internet a body.” Read More about Data-rich Internet Needs Context, New Modes of Consumption & Serendipity