d.Construct 2007 is go! | May 21, 2007

If you haven’t already heard, we quietly launched the d.Construct 2007 website last week. Because this year’s theme is “Designing the User Experience”, we thought it would be fun to mimic the user experience process and evolve the site over time. The site is currently in its wireframe stage, and will slowly progress as the event approaches.

screenshot of the d.construct 2007 homepage

I’m really excited about this year’s event as we’ve got an amazing line-up of speakers from the world of usability, information architecture and design. These include the likes of Cameron Moll, Tom Coates, Peter Merholz and Jared Spool.

Sessions will range from practical talks dealing with agile design methodologies, and UX techniques, through to philosophical musings on the personality of tech products. We’re also planing to run two days of workshops at the start of the event, so you can learn Microformats from Tantek Celik, or Interaction design from Peter Merholz. What’s more, booking any of these workshops will guarantee your place at d.Construct, before the conference tickets have even gone on sale.

Because d.Construct is a community event, I hope you’ll help us build up buzz and get the word out there. To help, we’ve created a series of snazzy buttons you can put on your site. You can even mod them yourself if you’d like.

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all at d.Construct this year, so keep an eye on this site and the event RSS feed for more announcements soon.

Posted at May 21, 2007 11:12 AM


DannyB said on May 21, 2007 8:49 PM

Great work … I love the playfulness of it … nice …

Neil said on May 21, 2007 9:14 PM

What an amazing idea. Handwritten rollover buttons. I love it.

Cant wait to see it develop.

Rob Goodlatte said on May 22, 2007 4:22 AM

Awesome idea for the site and really well executed. Wish I could attend.

Eystein said on May 22, 2007 7:48 AM

Great idea! This could easily be used when dealing with clients as well. If I only could find a way to make them look beyond the Photoshop sketches, or worse, the Indesign(!) sketches.

BTW, I couldn’t wait. I had a sneak peak into the last 3 versions. I like it alot :)

Sam Hardacre said on May 22, 2007 9:42 AM

I was really looking forward to attending this year but unfortunately I’m being whisked off to Spain on the 8th and getting back up North in time will be incredibly tight, not to mention tiring as we’re flying at 2am or some silly time.

I’ll have to settle for the podcasts as I did last year (will Mr Keith be taking on the role again?).

I’m attending @media so I’ll see you there!

Jermayn Parker said on May 29, 2007 1:39 AM

Now that is an awesome idea for a website, very different, fresh and cool….

James Deane said on May 29, 2007 2:59 PM

Am eagerly anticipating both d.Construct07 and @media07 both of which will be my 1st web related conferences. In the meantime I continue to read blog after blog, fuelling my desire to learn and start creating!

I will procrastinate no more!

Have also just started listening to last years podcasts and to say I can’t wait is an understatement!

Will said on June 1, 2007 10:11 AM

Thats an awesome idea. I might try to attend :D.