The Map And The Territory
When we create for the web, we participate in a kind of public art. We code, we design, we build for an audience, shaping digital experiences that provide a service, or that create joy, or that simply connect readers with words written half a world away. But in this session we’ll revisit what we’ve learned about responsive design, and ensure our content, not just our design, is readily accessible to them wherever and whenever they are. In doing so, we’ll look at some ways in which our audience reshapes the way we think about our medium, and see where they might be leading us—and the web—next.
Ethan Marcotte is an independent designer/developer who is passionate about beautiful design, elegant code, and the intersection of the two. Over the years his clientele has included People Magazine, New York Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival, The Boston Globe, and the W3C. Ethan coined the term “responsive web design” to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web and, if given the chance, will natter on excitedly about it—he even went so far as to write a book on the topic.
Ethan lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and would like to be an unstoppable robot ninja when he grows up. Beep.
Join us for a members-only mixer before the presentation. Secure your seat, grab a drink, and talk design and creativity with fellow members starting at 5:30 (general admission at 6:00).
538 Congress Street, Portland
5:30: Members-Only Cocktail Hour for AIGA + SPACE Members
6:00: Doors Open to Public
$25 for Non-Members
$15 for AIGA or SPACE Members + Students with ID