Campaign magazine dropped by the B-Reel studio to interview me on my thoughts and recollections marking 10 years of YouTube. Catch the short session here as myself and industry peers wrestle with questions such as my favourite clip! and an insight into what the next ten years could look like...
I was kindly invited to contribute an article by the French Chamber of commerce for their bi-monthly business magazine 'INFO' around the subject of 'innovation and creativity in new technologies'. Beginning with a discussion around the editorial content, the panel brought together a rather varied set of individuals coming from economics to education and engineering. Interesting people I don't normally find myself rubbing shoulders with, but all of us in our own areas invested in technological innovation. I contributed an article about harnessing technology through creativity, with a focus on game-playing. Read the article here.
Whilst attending the Most Contagious 2013 conference I picked up a copy of their year end report. It was nice to find the 3 Pony Mixer project getting a mention alongside work they consider the most influential of the year. Thanks! More on the project here.
What are the key ingredients of a great user-interface? I was invited to contribute to a 'Computer Arts Projects' opinion piece. Here's my tence pence worth.
"A Great interface complements and supports the aims of the project, while considering it's audience. 'Key ingredients' can vary a lot, however intuitiveness, clarity and aesthetics should always be considered. Standardising is sensible for functionality but experiential sites can and should explore more immersive ideas. It's worth remembering that we as people like to be entertained and are often persuaded by our emotions".
I was approached by my former lecturers to feature in an article called 'Animation Movers & Shakers' for Central Saint Martin's alumni periodical. It's all about former students making great strides since graduating. I know I'm just fighting my corner like everyone else, but it's nice to be thought of. Thanks CSM!
Taschen recently published a book on Web Design navigation. I was very pleased to find my Creative Mind project featured. With over 90 projects from more than 20 countries, the book focuses on, "the ingenious solutions to one of the most difficult and important aspects of web design'. Thank you very much Mr weiderman!