Iâ€™m heading off to Berlin in mid-May to speak at Next10. The event includes over 100 high profile tech insiders speaking and is expected to draw over 1500 participants. The topic this year is â€œGame Changers,” and I have not one, but two, great game changers to talk about:
Marriott.com 2.0: Building the Next Generation Online Hotel Lobby
In August 2009 I took over as the Interactive Design Manager at Marriott.com. My first assignment was to launch Marriottâ€™s new Web 2.0 face of Marriott; a game changer in the way that hotels present their front door to the world. When I started, the design was already finished and development was well under way. All I had to do was make sure it launched on time in November.Â However, what I found was a product that would not work as designed. In this session, I will walk through the issues I encountered and how I worked with the designers and developers to solve them, showing how a few minor design tweaks not only allowed the site to be deployed on time, but also made it faster and more versatile.
2010: The Year of Web Typography
Fresh on the heels of my successful Web typography presentation in March at SXSW, Iâ€™m updating and expanding that work to help the thinkers at Next10. In this hour long session, I will not only show how modern Web typography works from a technical standpoint, but emphasize how businesses can use the new capabilities to help differentiate their online brand.
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