For the last three days, I’ve had the pleasure of being in NYC. I came up for the Future of Web Design that was put on by the crew at Carsonified.
While I believe Ryan Carson and the crew at Carsonified did a fantastic job with the event and I thought the content was pretty outstanding, I left the event with one looming question, “What is the Future of Web Design?”
Isn’t the title the “Future of Web Design”? So… I expected someone to get up and say that “The future of web design is [blank].”
Ryan Singer of 37signals had a good talk entitled “The future of web app interface design” but he seemed to just talk about how designers need to be more knowledgeable about the development process. As many will attest, I’m not a designer. So… maybe I just don’t get it but that doesn’t sound at all like a revolutionary idea.
In their talks, I think both Mike Kus of Carsonified and Nick La of ndesign-studio somewhat pointed to the idea that there is a certain level of art that needs to be brought back into design. Mike Kus showed some of his amazing and very intricate Web design that he first starts with pencil and paper, which was kind of cool.
But… is this the future of Web design? What do you guys think? What does the future hold?