About four weeks ago, finally, the glorious and highly anticipated JSConf EU took place. You may have heard! Right here at the heart of the universe, Berlin. May 6 through 7. And it was totally-super-frickin-awesome. Maybe you couldn’t go and are super jealous or maybe you did go and just want to bathe yourself in some nice memories. No matter, you’ve come to the right place!
We read more than ever. More specifically, we read more digitally than ever. Message apps, social media, playlists — text is omnipresent and indispensable. It delivers information and is at the same time the most important layout element for designers.
Jetlagged but excited, I arrived with high hopes and made my way to the centre of San Francisco a few hours after landing in the USA to attend a two-day training course at Cooper U on the topic of service design. In the following I will tell you about why I felt compelled to go there, and what I found there when I did.
Starting early at 8:30 (am!), several of the Berlin staff arrived at Galerie P98a, Erik Spiekermann’s letterpress workshop, where we attended Sonja Knecht’s presentation entitled Text in Not (Text in a state of emergency) as part of the Creative Mornings series. And it proved worthwhile for a number of different reasons.
On 3 and 4 June 2016, the German-speaking IA and UX community met up for the ninth time at the Konferenz für Informationsarchitektur (IA) in Germany. The weather was perfect and expectations were high as Daniela Reichhoff, Maksim Mur’ye and I made our way to the Urania cinema and event building in Berlin.