Thought this comic was pretty funny, especially the verbatim quotes from the clients. From “The Oatmeal.”
The 24th annual Nonprofit Day 2011 conference hosted by CompassPoint at the Oakland Marriott was a wonderful gathering. Part edification and part celebration, Nonprofit Day is a chance to gather with other Bay Area folks who work in the nonprofit sector. The event is friendly, informal, and sincere.
As part of the conference design team, I attended the conference with an eye towards how the visitor experience could be improved in the future. I took stock of the overall vibe and flavor of the event, not just the details. With attendance lower this year than in previous years, it seems like a good time to assess what’s working and what’s not.
Things change at the ‘speed of tech’. When we started designing back in the early 1980s, we used Xacto knives and waxers. By the start of the 1990s, we’d begun using desktop computers loaded with software from Quark and Adobe. And these basic software tools took us through the entire decade and into the start of the 2000s. (more…)