Product Design

Do great new products come from vision, process or hard work? In this talk from Mind the Product San Francisco 2015, Jon Kolko, Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design, VP of Product at Blackboard and author of Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love, discusses how a new product comes to be from the process of establishing a vision.

Productive Life

There are three primary fears creatives, like artist, illustrator, and author Christoph Niemann, face: the fear of not being good enough, the fear that our work will be irrelevant, and the fear of running out of ideas. Niemann explains how these fears are very real, but that there are solutions we can apply to each.

UI / UX Design

After a decade and a half as a user experience professional, Jesse James Garrett has had more than his fair share of scrapes and bruises. In this presentation, Jesse reflects on what he's learned about what it really takes to deliver great UX work, from working with teams and managing stakeholders to breaking a creative rut and finding innovative solutions to design problems.

Branding

Tom Geismar is a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, a pioneering design firm that today concentrates on developing graphic identity programs for companies and institutions around the world. During the past five decades he has designed more than 100 graphic identity programs. His logo designs for Mobil, Chase Manhattan Bank, National Geographic, PBS, Rockefeller Center, Univision, NYU, Xerox and dozens of others have become part of the American landscape. He has received all the major awards in the field, including one of the first Presidential Design Awards for helping to establish a national system of standardized transportation symbols. This year, he and partner Ivan Chermayeff received the prestigious National Design Award.

Branding, Web Design

David Carson needs no introduction. Described by Creative Review magazine as "the most famous graphic designer on the planet", his first book, The End of Print, is the top selling graphic design book of all time. With a new book on the horizon (although not yet finished as he explains during the seminar), David Carson held two seminars in London and Zurich and provided a great evening of entertainment and insight into his work. His commentary is interesting, funny and incredibly inspiring -- and shows why he's famous for pushing the boundaries of design.
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