Big (D)esign 2010 #bigd10


This was the second year for Big Design, and like most second times around, it was bigger, better, and still the best Design conference in the DFW area – one that also ties in social media and development. This year, not only did I get to help out, but I gave my IA Summit presentation on Mobile Strategy (updated for the months passed) to a great crowd who indulged my fast talking, information packed presentation style.

What goes into making a successful conference? Lots of great people with a great community of support. This year I mainly helped with swag and signage. @logo2u helped get us some great stuff: a moleskine “like” notebook, sharpie pen, sticker, badge, and lots of tshirts.

Sketch pads for @bigdesign are in!

The signage was bigger and better thanks to fastsigns being a sponsor this year.

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It’s really amazing the great talent we have in the area, and this year we augmented with some great out-of-towners like: Jared Spool, Bill Scott, Chris Bernard, and Dr. Susan Weinschenk.

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Stephen Anderson had us supplied with a mini-set of Mental Notes cards.

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Many of the slide decks were out on Note & Point from the presentations at Big Design: Kelsey Ruger, Travis Issacs, and Joe Dyer. And a couple more presentations on the Big Design SlideShare group.

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But what about the parties you ask? Yes we have those as well.

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What does success look like for Big Design? A great group of people – wanting to connect, share and explore new topics.

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Looking for more info about Big Design and how it went? Check out the #bigd10 hashtag, and some of the blog posts and photos that followed the conference:

My photos on Flickr

@michaelcummings flickr set

http://theusabilitycorner.blogspot.com/2010/06/big-design-day-1-secret-entrance.html

http://theusabilitycorner.blogspot.com/2010/06/big-design-conference-my-timeline.html

http://worldofdevign.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/putting-on-my-bigd10-yellow-hat/

http://www.mkanderson.com/portal/archives/1797

http://derans.blogspot.com/2010/05/big-design-conference-2010-recap.html

http://www.madmacgirl.com/2010/05/30/brief-reflections-on-the-bigdesign-conference/

http://baxie404.com/2010/05/big-d-conference-day-1/

2 thoughts on “Big (D)esign 2010 #bigd10

  1. Great round up. I can’t wait for next year. The sky’s the limit.

  2. Great write-up and photos, will make sure to get it on the calendar for next year. Thanks also for the Note & Point mention.

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