Monday, 31 March 2008

Nice day at Air Tour Madrid

We had today the release of the OnAirTour here in Madrid.

The ambient was excellent. Doors opened at 9:15 with a fantastic breakfast. We had first the key-note by Enrique Duvos, well you can check all the agenda here.

Apart from the Gurus or Flash-Flex-evangelists (depends on the religion ;-]), there was a lot of people known, at least referring to people working on IT on Madrid: People working for iMaste, Carlos Rovira, others from Telecommunications (Panel, SHS Polar), Media (Refr3sh, Wysiwyg, Genetsis Partners), Consulting (CapGemini, etc). So, many people who is currently developing applications with Flash, Flex, HTML, Javascript or Air.

So the ambient there was quite nice. We had wifi all the time, there was gaming area, and a continuous lunchtime area. I had the oportunity to talk with Ryan Stewart about the Air Tour. All the sessions were nice also, specially the introduction of Serge Jespers, telling us the spanish he can talk.

I hope they make the same for Thermo presentation.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Portfolio in Adobe Photoshop Express

This is the way a portfolio should look like in the new Adobe Photoshop Express
Check it out here.

The interface and Look&Feel of the app looks great, as the Getting Started Video. Amazing!

I´ve making some trials with this fascinating site. I have to say I had some problems to upload photos in Firefox, or perhaps I should say I should have had net identification control in Explorer, haha

So I just created a new Album called Portfolio and uploaded photos from works I have there. I shared it and all right! Easy!

Check it out also the way you can mail your galleries like here:

Monday, 24 March 2008

TED: Ideas worth spreading

I found TED luckily as always, downloaded the pdf of 200 pages and just begun to read it.

It looks like a conference from creative minds answering questions as
Who are we? What is our place in the Universe? What is life? Is Beauty truth? Will Evil prevail? How can we change the world? How can we create? What´s out there?...

For many of us creating things It looks very interesting, at least curious, besides the way they answer questions is highly constructive and has to do with design. I would say the pdf looks like one of those storyboards I do with my moleskine whenever I plan a website.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Monday, 10 March 2008

How to be a Devigner, 5 Commandments

So what are the most important skills of a devigner?

1. You love Design and have experience about it, offline (logos, illustration, brochures) and online (websites, flyers, newsletters, banners)
2. You are good at Developement (Flash, After Effects, Flex, Air, Dreamweaver, XML, some server side)
3. You are informed (blogs, feeds, agregators) and bet for formation
4. You like Experimental (can spend a lot of time doing something just for fun)
5. You are Creative, you have insights, eurekas and lots of projects.

We could talk about the Magical Binomial: Imagination + Technology.

Probably you also like Multimedia, you like Video (Premiere, Motion, Avid) and Sound (Logic, soundbooth, other), technology (mobile phones) and marketing, but these ones I think they are not the essence of a devigner