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Broadcast TV is dead. Long live TV! Despite declining numbers in broadcast TV viewership, consumption of TV Shows and online video is growing faster than ever before. With every Network and their dog madly rushing to provide a second screen experience via native applications, few compelling cross-platform TV experiences exist on the web. Beyond technical considerations, supporting continuous experiences across channels and devices is a complex and fascinating (mobile) user experience problem.

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Take a look at a range of techniques and attitudes, and even an application or two, that will make simply ignoring Responsive Design harder than embracing it.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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So, how can we play with data to offer genuinely new perspectives on the things we’re doing? And what stories are emerging as we do that?

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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A responsive experience may take place in part in the browser, but it extends well beyond media queries and image sets. This talk focuses on how data as a material and data as tooling in the design process can shape deeply engaging and responsive experiences, that even go offline.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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The complete technical details of the project aren't revealed by Neue, but my point is, you certainly could do something like this using the most simple API, web tech, and an awesome team of creative technologists. Hopefully it's a little bit of inspiration you might get to apply to a project for yourself some time soon!" ["post_title"]=> string(38) "Design inspiration: long live the API!" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(36) "design-inspiration-long-live-the-api" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2013-07-05 09:51:14" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-07-04 23:51:14" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(36) "http://www.webdirections.org/?p=4916" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" ["post_category"]=> string(1) "0" } [12]=> object(WP_Post)#301 (25) { ["ID"]=> int(4811) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-06-24 12:10:48" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-06-24 02:10:48" ["post_content"]=> string(885) "

This caught my eye a few weeks ago: it's the site for an iPhone app to help you remember your dreams, called Shadow.

Things I like like:

  • the judicious use of the "zooming fade to black" effect on the sepia tone photo to set a lovely dreamy tone right from the start
  • great use of a single page site to tell a story with a simple and tight narrative
  • the beautiful colour scheme and art direction that would seem to carry through the app as well
  • the no-fuss responsive version

See for yourself!

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Network connectivity is reaching more and more into the physical world. This is potentially transformative – allowing every object and service in the world to talk to one other—and to their users—through any networked interface.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

Note: apologies for the sound quality in the first 11 mins of this video: it does get better!

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Responsive design involves more than just fluid grids and media queries: the move to adaptive web sites touches every part of an organisation.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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