REASONS TO BE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Reasons to be Creative is a conference for web designers, coders, & anyone with a creative mind.
SUNDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2013
LIGHTHOUSE WAS PROUD TO HOST THREE WORKSHOPS FOR REASONS TO BE CREATIVE 2013, BY SOME OF THE MOST RESPECTED MINDS IN THEIR FIELDS.
Reasons brings together the best in art, design, code, & inspiration, and is a fantastic 3 days of education and inspiration.
Reasons to be Creative returned to Brighton for the eighth time. This year Lighthouse hosted three exciting workshops on the Sunday before the conference. Workshop details were as follows:
How to touch someone’s heart with design
This was a very rare opportunity to spend the day with world renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister.
‘How to touch someone’s heart with design’ was a full-day workshop in which important things were explored.
Workshop attendees were asked to bring a whole lot of art supplies (such as board, various papers, pens, markers, knife, scissors, paint etc). Stefan was keen to keep the day’s content a surprise. Those familiar with Stefan’s work knew that this would be a workshop that they wouldn’t forget!
More Responsive Design … And Less!
After the overwhelming popularity of Brad Frost’s London workshop at Reasons to be Responsive, we decided to do another workshop for those who missed out!
More Responsive Design … And Less! was a full-day workshop that took a deep dive into the world of responsive web design, covering everything including broad concepts, strategy design process, emerging design patterns and principles, and development best practices and considerations.
Oh, and the “… And Less” part? Multi-device web design is a huge topic and unfortunately there are only so many hours in the day. Because of this sad reality, I worked with participants to determine which subject matter to prioritise. So whilst we covered everything as comprehensively as possible, we focussed on the areas that were most beneficial to participants.
From Paper Prototyping, do big projects grow!
Have you ever looked at a major installation and wondered how would you start a project like that? Projects such as the Coke 24hr interactive music projection mapping, or the Hello Cube installed at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
This workshop was a fantastic opportunity to spend the day with Pete Hellicar & Joel Gethin Lewis learning how they generate concepts and communicate them to others.
Paper Prototyping workshops centre around trying to work with technology, but thinking about the important things, about the flow of the interaction rather than getting bogged down in technical details or specifications.
A good example might be – you have a Smile Detector. What are you going to do with it? Past results from workshops include a rollercoaster that speeds up when you smile more, or a TV that keeps replaying comedy scenes until you aren’t smiling any more.
Date: Sunday 01 September 2013
Time: 9:30 – 16:30
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Booking: via Reasons to be Creative
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