Conference

GDES-220 fall 2018 (David Ramos, American University Design)
ramos@american.edu · office hours · interaction design resources

Build a website for a hypothetical conference about technology, design, and society. Aim to create a site that would convince a potential audience member to attend. Consider navigation, user experience, typography, image choice, and the value of templates and shared stylesheets in web development. Think of this website as a single system, built from many smaller and reusable parts.

Photo of globe sitting in a window

Website specifications

Content

Technical

Deliverables

For due dates, see the course schedule. Sketches may be done on the computer, or may be carefully drawn by hand.

Bundle all of these files into a folder and submit via Dropbox.

The conference

Date, location, and audience

The conference should take place in about four months—your choice of dates—and should last for 1–1.5 days. Events take place in Washington, D.C. or elsewhere, at your choice of venue or venues. (Consider an educational institution or a major hotel.) You may choose audience and other details as you wish.

Possible topics

Choose one of these topics, or propose a variation on one of these topics.

Speakers

Your conference must include at least seven speakers from this list. You may also include up to three speakers who are not listed, but no more than three.

Examples

Conference sites

Notable for design

Consider typography, layout, image use, structure, and pacing.

Systems