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					Andy Andy The web design Buddman Malarkey Modfather superhero Clarke Budd
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images from www.alexrossart.com

SXSW INTERACTIVE MARCH 2006
andy budd and andy clarke

Q

who is coolest, web designer or superhero?

1 % 1 4
%

85

%

a

85% replied that superheroes are cooler than web designers

apparently a survey of 100 people asked

to survive in a modern world, web designers must be superheroes

Learn what it takes to become a web design superhero

what makes a superhero?

EVERY HERO HAS AN ORIGIN

A RADIOACTIVE SPIDER BIT PETER PARKER, BRUCE BANNER WAS BLASTED BY GAMMA RADIATION AND THE FANTASTIC FOUR WERE BATHED IN COSMIC RAYS

superheroes have a strong moral code, risking all for the greater good

web design superheroes have strong morals, strong code and a strong moral code

superheroes are selfless as they fight crime and keep the world safe from danger

web design superheroes share their skills and information freely

superheroes have special motivations

many web design superheroes have special motivations such as promoting usability or web standards

superman is clark kent, spiderman is peter parker, many web designers too lead a secret, double life

you may have seen a web design superhero’ s work, but do you know what they look like? are they sitting next to you?

superheroes often retreat to a secret hideaway

a secret hideaway is a source of inspiration, somewhere to store super gadgets

superheroes are easily identified by their costumes and logos

web designers also require a great logo to set them apart from the crowd

and a super website

superheroes often have a mundane job by day and exercise their super powers by night

many web design superheroes are the same, exercising their skills by night on personal projects

sometimes superheroes group together to form powerful teams

adaptive path happy cog clear:left

some superheroes dont have superpowers, relying instead on gadgets and special abilities

the best designers are skilled their with tools and have a utility belt full of useful stuff: fonts, icons and images

many superheroes have a trademark weapon

web designers also need a weapon of choice, be that photoshop, flash or the humble text editor

a superheros main defining feature is their super power

what super powers do you need to become a web design superhero?

superpowers

super speed
to keep pace with new trends and technologies to react when a client says ’’ i want it tomorrow!’’

invulnerability
sometimes bullets do fly in the comments of design galleries or on design forums

x-ray vision
the ability to see through visual presentation to the underlying semantics, to avoid making presentational markup and css

invisibility
where ARE the women in web design?

elasticity
an ability to stretch ones self very thin, particularly close to a looming deadline

mind control
an ability to convince a client that he does not need a flash splash screen or pages of content nobody will read

telepathy and clairvoyance
an ability to see into a clients mind and understand what he means by i want it easy to use’’ and other ’’ such vaguerisms

empathy
an ability to understand users, their goals and problems

precognition
an ability to see into the future and anticipate new trends

danger Sense
Ability to sense problem projects or clients See problems and rectify them before they happen

illusion and photokinesis
an ability to manipulate light to make beautiful, elegant designs

alongside many superheroes is a sidekick

batman has robin, superman has jimmy ollson, lois lane and krypto the super dog

every superhero needs a pal

superman s pal

jimmy olsen

the boy wonder

robin

every superhero needs a villain

superman has lex luthor, spiderman has the green goblin

every superhero needs a villain

evil genius who plans to take over the world

green goblin

who are your heroes?
Superman wonder woman daredevil captain fantastic spiderman the green lantern captain america flash supergirl hulk zeldman molly holzschlag jeff veen dave shea doug bowman shaun inman cameron moll joshua davis veerle peiters john oxton

Q

which superpowers would you choose and why?

andy budd .pdf andy budd .com / sxsw 2006 / super andy clarke / sxswi .pdf stuffandnonsense .co.uk / downloads
images from www.alexrossart.com

all images are copyright of their original owners and all copyrights, trademarks and ownerships recognised. this presentation is for educational purposes only


				
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