It’s been nearly thirty years since the birth of the web and in that time our role as designers has changed dramatically.
In the 90s we designed for a desktop context, focused primarily on standalone experiences. A decade ago, with the launch of the iPhone, our remit expanded, embracing the challenge of designing for both desktop and mobile contexts. The recent emergence of a ‘connected landscape’ has transformed our industry once again. The challenge we now face as designers is to build ‘connected ecosystems’, considering: hardware and software; desktop and mobile; web and native….
As we race headlong into the future, I’ll explore the exciting opportunities ahead for designers working in a connected culture, identifying core principles we can embrace to keep up with the ever-shifting digital landscape.
A designer, writer and speaker based in Belfast, Christopher works with purpose-driven businesses, helping them to grow and thrive. He encourages small businesses to think big and, just as importantly, he enables big businesses to think small.
The author of numerous books, he is currently hard at work on his eighth – ‘Designing Delightful Experiences’ – which focuses on the user experience design process from start to finish.
As a design strategist he has worked with companies, large and small, to help drive innovation, drawing on over 25 years of experience working with clients including: The BBC, Booking.com and Adobe.