i-Design 09 Conference

The Conference I attended my first conference yesterday. The i-Design 09 conference in London (pictures: here). I really enjoyed it. It was at an excellent venue too, the old cinema at Westminster University (the first cinema in the UK). There were some really interesting speakers also. My favourite speaker was Bill Thompson. He was coherent and funny and made a lot of good points. I also thought Tim Milne was good too but that could have been because he was also cute (for an old bloke) 😉 The first half of the conference was focussed around the web, content and so forth. There were publishing companies, marketing companies there and various others. The message given was that we need to embrace the technological revolution. One of the points that Tim Milne made was that back in the day (way before my time) when Coronation Street was on terrestrial televison there was a much more connected and bonded feeling as you were part of something that everyone was doing at the same time. I disagreed with this point, as to me that is a form of control. You *have* to watch a programme at a prescribed time because if you miss it then you won’t get the opportunity to do so. The invention of VHS probably revolutionised the creating a *you* focussed technological experience. Other then that, the rest of the morning was interesting and pretty much on par with the technovision stuff at work in terms of ideas and concepts. Another thing that struck me was that Bill Thompson mentioned integrating people and technology. He mentioned the development of...