The New Hybrid Designer
Emily Chang, Co-founder and Principal, Ideacodes
Kelly Goto, Principal and Founder, gotomedia
Richard MacManus, Read/WriteWeb
Chris Messina, Citizen Provocateur., Citizen Agency
Track: Design and User Experience
Date: Monday, April 16
Web design may still be in its infancy compared to other design fields, but the changes have often occurred in leaps and bounds -- whether it's the adoption of a new technology or a social shift. Modern web design requires the coding savviness of a developer coupled with the aesthetics and user awareness of a designer. What does this New Creative look like? What skills has she picked up that are essential for competing in today's changing job market, and how does she stay current on the latest trends? This panel will explore how the advent of the social and participatory Web has changed the role of the designer, and provide insight into what you need to know today to design for tomorrow's Web.