Part of “Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet,” a new webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA
Mobile phones and tablet devices are fast becoming our primary way of
accessing information. Understanding the trends around these
devices—who’s buying them and what are they being used for—is important
for ensuring you design the right experience for your client.
Moderator Callie Neylan will lead a discussion with Ethan Eismann, creative director and design manager at Adobe Systems, and Michael Surtees,
principal and creative director of Gesture Theory, about device trends
and the different ways to get content onto a variety of devices. Michael
will showcase some recent projects he’s done for clients and explore
how to approach design issues and content strategy for mobile devices.
To learn more about this topic, read the post webinar write-up.
Michael Surtees is a multidisciplinary designer, writer and educator. He is a principal and creative director of Gesture Theory.
Gesture Theory emphasizes smart, elegant and lightweight user
interactions through fundamental principals of user experience (UX),
visual design and development strategy. Gesture Theory utilizes best
practices and web standards in the development of environments for the
web, mobile apps and interactive experiences for the iPad. Clients
Michael has worked with include Panasonic, Cablevision, Nooka, Daylife,
NPR, Sungard and Telus, among others. He has been published in New York Magazine and on Core77, Slate, the AP, AOL’s Switched and Mobile Behavior. As creator and author of Design Notes he tries to explore people’s daily experiences and observations with design.
Ethan Eismann is a creative director and design manager at Adobe. He leads a team of designers who create delightful tools that are useful to creative people. His focus at Adobe is broad, and his teams design for a range of initiatives including digital publishing, creativity on touch and tablet devices, and creativity within social networks. In the most recent past Ethan led Adobe’s digital imaging team, where he drove the redesign of Photoshop.com, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Express for iOS.
Ethan speaks regularly at design and software industry conferences, including IxDA, MAX, and UX Week. He writes regularly, and when he has the opportunity to write publicly he does so at his blog (www.eismann-sf.com) and on Twitter (@eeismann).
is a designer, researcher and writer who has worked in visual and
interaction design for renowned design firms Gensler and Teague and
nonprofit media organization NPR. She has served as adjunct faculty at
the University of Washington and MICA (Maryland Institute College of
Art), teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in design. She
is an award-winning designer whose work has been recognized by Communication Arts, I.D. and AIGA, and featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and on Gizmodo.
Callie holds an MFA in design from the University of Washington in
Seattle and is currently an assistant design professor at UMBC
(University of Maryland, Baltimore County) in Baltimore. Her research
interests focus on the aesthetics of interaction design.
“Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet” is a new
webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA exclusively for members.
Great designers need more than good ideas to succeed. Knowing this AIGA and Adobe, the official AIGA sponsor for design solutions,
have designed a free members-only webinar series to explore the ways
that today’s studios are creating innovative, multiplatform experiences
and the tools they’re using to achieve them.
Through visual presentations and instructive case studies, visionary
designers will pair with Adobe experts to offer guidance to help lead
you to your next breakthrough. Moderated by educator and interaction
designer Callie Neylan, each session will address industry best
practices and fresh ideas for using new technology and platforms to
solve client challenges.
Not sure you can make it? Go ahead and register if
you think you might be able to attend; the live webinar will be held on
Adobe Connect and includes an invaluable Q&A session near the end.
In the event that you cannot attend, all registrants will be sent a link
to view the archive within a week after the webinar concludes.
In this introduction to “Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet,” a new webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA, Rob Girling of Artefact discusses the trends and challenges facing today’s studios.
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