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The history of the internet for graphic designers

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February 17, 2010

The history of the internet for graphic designers

A 1-hour talk and discussion given to senior Qatari graphic design students, about the history of the internet and its influence and relevance to graphic designers.

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Balal Khan

February 17, 2010
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  1. the internet

  2. The internet and www came about as a by-product of

    scientific and technological research
  3. In the early days developers were in charge: web design

    was ‘low value’
  4. The dotcom bust ended the idea that functionality could guarantee

    success’
  5. Technologies converge and make building websites easier and faster: developers

    are not as valuable
  6. Some designers take the initiative & focus on the ‘user

    experience’: better usability & accessibility
  7. The result is that web design becomes a new ‘high-value’

    discipline
  8. Thousands of designers and developers collaborate to build web apps

  9. Cloud computing means the internet ‘becomes’ the computer

  10. graphic designers & the web

  11. Is a graphic designer a web designer?

  12. Web designers organize & shape information.

  13. How has the web shaped graphic design?

  14. global culture & the web

  15. How has the web shaped contemporary life?

  16. Is the internet democratic?