Web Directions Conferences for web and digital professionals

A History of the Web in 100 Pages

In 2010 the BBC, in conjunction with the British Museum, produced a groundbreaking podcast series, A History of the World in 100 objects. Through 100 highly engaging episodes each focussing on an object from human history, they tell a story of humanity (central to the series is the idea that it is just one of […]

Speaking at a Web Directions event in 2021

If in 2021 it’s your goal to speak at a conference, for the first time, or as a seasoned speaker, then in 2021 Web Directions has 5 (yep 5!) online conferences focussed on different aspects of front end development and design for you to propose to, with calls for proposals open now for all of […]

Slow Conferences

In 1986, McDonald’s announced a plan to open an outlet at Rome’s famous Spanish Steps, a decision that caused outrage in Italy at the time. It was also immensely successful from the outset. But it also started the Cucina Lenta, or “Slow Food”, movement, which itself gave rise to the broader Slow Movement– a cultural […]

Unveiling our 2021 conference lineup

in March this year, the world looked very bleak for many people. And certainly very challenging for Web Directions after 15 years of holding in person events.In response, we threw ourselves whole heartedly into taking our events online, to not just mimic the conventions and approaches of in-person events, but think deeply about what a […]

Product://remote Session Spotlight: With Great Addiction, Comes Great Responsibility by Raymond Dellar

In the leadup to Product://remote we’re putting the spotlight on the 2 dozen fantastic sessions we have lined up for attendees. With Great Addiction, Comes Great Responsibility By Raymond Dellar When 0.4% of all users of Candy Crush generate more than 50% of the game’s revenues, when attention translates directly into revenue, where a small […]

Product://remote Session Spotlight: Designing responsibility during rapid technological change. by Meg Blake

In the leadup to Product://remote we’re putting the spotlight on the 2 dozen fantastic sessions we have lined up for attendees. Designing responsibility during rapid technological change. By Meg Blake It’s no wonder we are starting to see a rising public backlash toward tech companies, or ‘techlash’, that is defining the state of the tech […]

What is the Web?

A few months back, Xavier Ho, now an interaction design lecturer at Monash University (who over the years has attended and spoken at our conferences, and even been our videographer for a couple) asked me to give a lecture to his design students. I delivered that last week, but it brought together many of the […]

Product://remote Session Spotlight: How UX Can Help Us Humanize Products in the COVID-19 Era (and Beyond) by Ashley Hefnawy

In the leadup to Product://remote we’re putting the spotlight on the 2 dozen fantastic sessions we have lined up for attendees. How UX Can Help Us Humanize Products in the COVID-19 Era (and Beyond) By Ashley Hefnawy How do we talk about the products we work with as designers, writers, strategists, and creative thinkers? As […]

In Conversation with Aarron Walter

A few years back, I started video recording conversations with speakers at our conferences. We managed to record a dozen or so, until it became apparent that on top of the challenges of running conference, finding a day or two to record interviews at the same time ended up being just a bit too much. […]

Product://remote Session Spotlight: Potato, Potato: Building Connection Between Product and Design by Jane Davis

In the leadup to Product://remote we’re putting the spotlight on the 2 dozen fantastic sessions we have lined up for attendees. Potato, Potato: Building Connection Between Product and Design By Jane Davis Product teams can benefit tremendously from both experimentation and research, but it can be difficult to understand when to apply each approach. This […]

Product://remote Session Spotlight: It’s time to get better at disclosure: An evidence-based toolkit by Nathan Kinch & Rob Hale

In the leadup to Product://remote we’re putting the spotlight on the 2 dozen fantastic sessions we have lined up for attendees. It’s time to get better at disclosure: An evidence-based toolkit By Nathan Kinch & Rob Hale Have you ever read an entire terms and conditions document? Have you ever been tasked with ‘designing’ one? […]

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