10th January, 2020

DX conference warmup

Our friendly Fringe offers something for everyone, and the traditional Wednesday warmup events are especially popular. We're excited to announce two terrific speakers for the free Design Exchange event.

Charlotte Dann: Pixels, IRL

Most digital designers and developers don’t get the joyous experience of touching and feeling the things they’ve created. Interest in generative art and design on the web is at an all-time high, but predominantly confined to screens and pixels. In this talk, Charlotte Dann will champion the joy of tactility in digital design by demonstrating a handful of methods that can enable you to realise your work in a physical space.

Charlotte Dann is a creative technologist and maker. Combining her two vocations of jewellery design and web development, she created Hexatope, a web app that enables anyone to design their own jewellery online, which she then fabricates in her East London studio.

Ben Longden: Love/Hate Digital Design

Ben Longden will talk firstly about his love hate relationship with digital design, how he fell into it by accident and not really knowing that he liked it. He'll then speak about his practice - the power of being able to build websites as well as design them - and then mostly he'll talk about his work at The Guardian and the challenges and considerations they face when it comes to designing the news.

Ben Longden is Digital Design Director and at The Guardian. He has helped to shape the Guardian digital experience across the website, apps, and digital platforms as well as working on some of the biggest news events over the past few years including Cambridge Analytica and the Paradise Papers. He is also a co-director at RoomFifty.

Don't miss it!

Design Exchange takes place on Wednesday 22nd January, from 7pm at Antenna, NG1 1EQ. free entry, but we advise you reserve your place.

Prefer something a little livelier? Our friends at JH will again present our traditional bowling event. Register as a team of six or as a solo bowler to be in with a chance of winning a prize. If bowling isn't up your alley, come along and have a drink! Places are limited and selected on a lottery basis, so make sure you strike fast. Register now!

Take a look at our complete Fringe programme.

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