Going From Plumber To Painter ILUG2008

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Presentation given at ILUG2008 in Dublin. Talk about moving from being a coder (plumber) to being a designer (painter).

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Going From Plumber To Painter ILUG2008

  1. 1. Going from Plumber to Painter:Moving Beyond FunctionThomas “Duffbert” Duff ILUG 2008, Dublin June 4 – 6, 2008
  2. 2. If you’re expecting hard-coreNotes/Domino information for thenext 45 minutes, you have time tofind another session now…
  3. 3. There’s a box up here…Free stuff might be given away…Might be worth putting your nameon a piece of paper anddropping it in…Really…
  4. 4. I am a plumber.
  5. 5. I need to become a painter.
  6. 6. Color
  7. 7. This is notgood…
  8. 8. Of course,this isn’t goodeither…
  9. 9. Font and Typography
  10. 10. GraphicsGraphics
  11. 11. E!FRE
  12. 12. White Space and Layout
  13. 13. This?9.1%
  14. 14. Or This?(20.1%)
  15. 15. Or this… 61.6% Less is more!
  16. 16. Complex !=Effective
  17. 17. User Interaction
  18. 18. Before… … After
  19. 19. Your fork in the road…
  20. 20. Picture credits• Blue abstract http://www.flickr.com/photos/ollie-d/113879301/ “OllieD”, Creative Commons• fun with found plumbing http://www.flickr.com/photos/midlander/138336221/ “you are your atman”, creative commons• An Artist’s Hand 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/truelifeimages/1469368564/ Nick C. Carlson by permission• She’s Colors http://www.flickr.com/photos/eresia/1549968078/ Maddalena Zampitelli by permission• Black & White Collage Gradient http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebristolkid/232456703/ Thebristolkid, creative commons• An Extreemly Rare Rainbow Zebra http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/2037077881/ Creativity+ Timothy K. Hamilton, Creative Commons• Fonts http://www.flickr.com/photos/hejog/2296300901/ “Peter”, Creative Commons• Tools of the Trade http://www.flickr.com/photos/orbitgal/2290791702/ OrbitGal, Creative Commons• down down right left http://www.flickr.com/photos/animaux/467366868/ Animaux, Creative Commons• Today is the Day That I Happily Refuse to Purchase an iPhone http://www.flickr.com/photos/timsamoff/660738574/ “timsamoff”, Creative Commons• Before_After_969 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahford/7168061/ Andrew Ford by permission• PGE Park http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris-yunker/2428069205/ ChrisYunker, Creative Commons• Another fork in the road http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatknot/78427565/ WhatKnot, Creative Commons
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