Once a month at Newfangled, we have a Lunch & Learn session in which a member of the team shares a presentation (amidst pizza and soda) on a topic that interests them and relates to their role at the company. Last month, Chris Butler presented “The Web of Tomorrow” (sounds like a Disney attraction, doesn’t it?) and Katie did one in December about the basics of CRM.
“10 Years | 10 Things,” explains some of the things I’ve learned during my tenure at Newfangled.
- Technology changes fast.
- Design standards have improved.
- Web design is not print design.
- There’s definitely a learning curve.
- Content is King.
- Inspiration can come from anywhere.
- Sketches are a designer’s best friend.
- Mood Boards = Less Headaches
- Renovate and Recycle
The presentation’s final form came about somewhat by accident. I had put together a slide show that included some animations but couldn’t figure out how make it successfully stream inside a GoToMeeting session (Newfangled has two offices, one in Rhode island and one in North Carolina). So many hours (and some new skills) later, I had produced a 16 minute video.