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Future of Web Apps London 2009 #FOWA

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009


Every year I go to at least one conference (if you don’t I would highly recommend it) often The Future of Web Apps or The Future of Web Design, other conferences are available for the web design industry.

Each year and I come back and  write up my experiences. This is both informative and therapeutic. At BigRedCircle we try and focus on useful content and usability in everything we do and outings to The Future Of Web Aps should be no different.  

So this time the experiences of one man and a conference have been summed up in the infographic below. (Click to Enlarge)


The Rules - how it was rated

Each speaker was given a score out of 20, given at the end of each talk which was split into the following categories: Inspirability, Engagability, Teachability and Wowability. What do you mean ‘they’re not real words’?!?

5 – Inspirability (How inspiring was the speaker)
5 – Engagability (How engaged was the audience with them)
5 – Teachability (Did they teach me anything new)
5 – Wowability (How much did it make me go WOW!)

I also added a bonus ‘self promotion’ score but as this is a web conference and the speakers are generally talking about themselves or their products I decided not add this to the overall score.

Panels or talks with more than two speakers were not added to the results.

Topics covered by the speakers

A Percentage rating was also given for the content of each speaker

% – Web apps (how much of the talk is actually about web apps)
% – Marketing (how much of the talk was about marketing)
% – Development (how much of the talk was about web development)
% – Business (how much of the talk was about business)

Although this information was taken the infographic only displays the % of webapp content. This made the graph a little easier to understand.

This is by no means a scientifically accurate representation, the scores were given by one person and are massively biased so enjoy. If you attended let me know if you agree.

BigRedCircle The Website

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

BigRedCircle Pencils

*breathes in*

It’s now or never… And it’s now!

True, the BigRedCircle website has finally launched.

*breathes out*

It’s been a long time coming so, sorry, but thanks to those who just kept on waiting. It’s well worth it, honest.

After deciding not to be a hula hoop manufacturer, we’ve come to terms with the fact that we are a web design agency. In Leeds.

At BigRedCircle we just love to make nice looking things that go on the internet. So that’s what we do – every day. But nice looking things are nothing if they don’t work very well, not on the internet at least.

That’s why our forte is intuitive usability for the web apps we make. That’s where most of our brain power goes. And that’s why we’re good at it.

Sometimes we sleepwork – but mostly we just work. Often without sleeping.

And like the geeks we are, we do actually love our jobs.

It’s like Confucius said: “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

So it’s all good.

We don’t have windows in our office so this BigRedCircle blog is us getting some sun in from the internet world and looking out for a few opinions along the way.

It’ll be much for many but mostly it’ll be sizzling hot behind the scenes stuff from right here at BigRedCircle. You know, trade secrets, proving conspiracy theories, scrabble high scores. The norm.

We love to share. Someone once reckoned that sharing is caring. We tried it, it’s true. So expect a lot of caring going on round here.

We’re talking free open source code snippets, php or javascript class here and there. Plus what’s hot, what’s not and just things that generally make us smile.

Right then, we’ve sharpened the HB’s, zipped up the pencil cases and put the lids back on our felt tips. Nothing left to do but some more work.

Enjoy :)

David McGeorge

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