Wed 16 Mar
I was fortunate enough to see a really healthy audience turnout last Saturday afternoon at my South by Southwest Interactive 2011 talk, where I spent an hour unpacking many of the ideas in my book “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design.” Thanks a million to everyone who showed up to listen to me talk about what I always thought was a topic of fairly narrow interest. I was incredibly gratified to find out that I was wrong.
Later that same afternoon I made another appearance at the conference, this time on the Fast Company stage where I was interviewed by my good friend, the design writer Alissa Walker. This was a much smaller venue and not as widely publicized, so only a handful of people got to watch it in person.
Thankfully, Alissa wrote up the major points of our discussion in this blog post. The talk was billed as a conversation about “the future of online reading,” so there were a lot of questions about my previously stated positions on iPad magazine apps, illustration on the Web, digital publishing and other topics. As an added bonus, I offer a few of my as yet unpublished thoughts on The Daily. It’s a fast read, but for those who want to see the full hour or so of our Q & A, as well as some audience questions that followed, Fast Company has, helpfully, posted this video.