I received an email this weekend from Mike Jones, who I met at Barcamp London last year, informing me of a set of slides I should take a look at. The slides were from an @Media 2007 presentation given by Andy Clarke, the mastermind behind Stuffandnonsense.co.uk. @Media is one of the world’s foremost and well received web design conferences.
What was extremely fascinating about this presentation was that our Afrigator was mentioned and displayed on a massive projector in front of a packed conference venue. What he specifically said (15 minutes and 6 seconds into the presentation) when the Afrigator slide was displayed was “Is this sh%t important?“. Now if that isn’t enough to entice you to have a listen to the presentation, nothing will.
In a nutshell, Andy Clarke’s presentation entitled “Royale with Cheese”, focusses on the “smothering influences of American flavoured globalised design” and how designer’s should be focussing on designing websites or applications that encompass regional variations at a regional level.
That sounds quite an intense subject and it is fairly debatable, but it is a fascinating presentation that I urge you to download and listen to, even if your not interested in hearing a little about Afrigator. Tertia’s “So Close” and even “Trash Media” are also mentioned, I bet they didn’t know that! (Tertia if your inspired by the presentation and want a little spicing up of your blog you know who to contact 🙂
Go now. Spend an hour with Andy Clarke.