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Facebook has killed your designer – Rob Boynes

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Ta-dah! Video highlights are now online! Be inspired, we are.

Rob Boynes is one of our all time favourite firebrands, his previous talks have been inspirational; ‘Beyond the Page, Beyond the Responsive’ to ‘Why the page is preventing innovation in magazine UX’. His talk for this months Creative Corner is aptly titled ‘Facebook has killed your designer’. A must attend for designers and those that employ designers. It is set to be a fully charged insight into how the increased complexity and reach of social networks and mobile ecosystems has lead to ‘superstructures’ that bridge the gap between the open web and the closed app.

What does that mean for design, a designer and your designer?

Will the rise of the social network ‘superstructure’ create homogenised design experiences across app and web. Google’s Material Design creates a manifesto for consistency “that synthesises the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science”. Are we designing ‘machines for living in”? This months Creative Corner looks at the rise of distributed media, the erosion of uniquely designed spaces and asks how a future design language can be built that embraces human needs.

If you missed the meet-up don’t fret, the Creative Corner team have been at it again putting together the ‘Highlights from Facebook has killed your design‘. We hope you enjoy!

What you will learn

  • Distributed media reduces the need for individually branded and designed spaces
  • The rise of ‘superstructures’ means the adherence to design languages that synthesise human and machine
  • The need for a post-modernist design language for web and app that focuses on the human


Creative Corner: Facebook has killed your designer

Date for the diary: Thursday 27th August 2015

Kick-off: 7.00pm

Location: &&& Creative Ltd, Unit 11, 5 Durham Yard, E2 6QF

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Creative Corner Poster - Facebook has killed your designer | Rob Boynes

Rob Boynes is a Creative Director with a focus on User Experience and content publishing innovation. Before joining Sonr he was the Creative Director at Contentment, an award wining SaaS startup focused on responsive digital publishing products. Alongside this he was also Creative Lead at Dennis Publishing overseeing and managing mobile and tablet app and web products for brands such as: The Week, EVO, Men’s Fitness and The Cyclist. Previously he was a design consultant which, alongside building his own agency FW London, allowed him to create and launch innovate and award winning digital products for the Home Retail Group, the Economist, the Institute of Physics, Future Publishing, Haymarket Publishing, North One Media and MTV Networks Europe.

Creative Corner - What it's all about

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To get our awesome community talking, we started Creative Corner, a free monthly meetup. Due to popular demand Creative Corner will take place the last Thursday in every month at 7pm.

The idea is simple we invite a Creative who has inspired us to share their knowledge with you.

Speakers range from: Creative Directors, Film Makers, Illustrators, Content Strategists, Brand Experts, Coders, Architects and there might be a few talking heads thrown into the mix. Together getting the design community to talk work.

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