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Reaching for the Stars: Why Images Matter

by Vitaly Friedman

Published March 8, 2017 in Design

Technology is there, but getting things done is often more difficult than it should be. Especially when it comes to art direction and data visualization, designers often struggle with crafting a consistently delightful experience across screens and platforms.

In this talk, Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine for designers and developers, will look into the struggles, challenges and solutions designers come up with when dealing with images on the web. We’ll look into the state of art, design pattern on dealing with images — from maps to responsive iconography to data visualization — as well as recent innovations and how it all ties together in the complex responsive environment that we have to design for.