[artinfo] A Decade of Webdesign (programme)

geert geert at xs4all.nl
Sun Dec 12 14:34:49 CET 2004

21/22 January 2005, Amsterdam
Two day international conference
A Decade of Webdesign


The conference is organised in five sessions divided over two days 
and ending with a plenary session. Each session will be concluded 
with a panel discussion where lively involvement from all conference 
participants is encouraged!

Timeline Hot Spots: You are invited to prepare a presentation of up 
to ten minutes based on your responses in the www.designtimeline.org 


10:20 Doors Open
10:45 Introduction to the conference
Geert Lovink, INC

11:00 Histories of Web Design
with: Adrian Mackenzie, Peter Lunenfeld, Franziska Nori
chair: Matthew Fuller, PZI
What do technical and cultural historians, or those active in the 
world of museums, propose as ways to make an account of the last 

13:00 Lunch break
& Timeline Hot Spots

14:00 Distributed Design
with: John Chris Jones,Olia Lialina,Hayo Wagenaar
chair: Jouke Kleerebezem,
The web amplified an explosion of non-professional design. This panel 
will ask what happens to design once it becomes a non-specialist 
network process.

16:00 Tea break
& Timeline Hot Spots

16:00 Meaning Structures
with: Steven Pemberton, Schoenerwissen/OfCD
chair: Richard Rogers
As automated site-design becomes increasingly important, the history 
of the interweaving of technology and culture up to the point of 
semantic engineering is mapped out.
18:00 End
19:30 conference dinner

11:00 Digital Work
with: Danny O'Brien, Michael Indergaard, Rosalind Gill
chair: Geert Lovink INC
Can we redesign work? From economics, sociology and design, key 
observers and critics of the changing patterns of work in web design 
will comment on the decade and encourage you to have your say.

13:00 Lunchbreak
& Timeline Hot Spots

14:00 Modeling the User
with: Helen Petrie, Geke van Dijk, Peter Luining
chair: Caroline Nevejan
Creativity and usability have often been set up as the two key poles 
of web design. This panel asks instead for a more sophisticated 
narrative about the change in understanding of user needs and desires 
over the last ten years.
16:00 Tea break
& Timeline Hot Spots

16:30 Plenary Session
With all speakers.

18:30 End

21:30 Web Design Birthday Party

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