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The Importance of Whiskey While Working (and other work flow tips, too!)

Big Spaceship is a place where pushing the limits meets extreme deadlines on a regular basis. The keys to success? A philosophy that affords close collaboration and communication, coupled with a couple of clever solutions to common problems… and some really ugly placeholder art. Join Jamie as he details the way the Spaceship ticks and how you can apply these fundamentals to your own process.

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  • 1. Flash Camp Philadelphia Jamie Kosoy Associate Technical Director j.kosoy@bigspaceship.com Twitter: jkosoy
  • 2. The importance of whiskey. An inside look into the way of the Spaceship.
  • 3. Okay, here’s the situation. Your parents went away on a week’s vacation...
  • 4. the situation
  • 5. the situation
  • 6. the situation
  • 7. The fundamentals to our process.
  • 8. 1. Everyone gets a say. And we [try] to understand one another.
  • 9. everyone gets a say Strategy Production Design Development
  • 10. everyone gets a say Strategy Production Design Development bad.
  • 11. everyone gets a say Strategy Production Design Development good.
  • 12. 2. Think of the project. Not of excuses. Unless the project is to come up with excuses.
  • 13. think of the project Excuses + It’s too hard. + We hate - Silverlight - Standards - Unity - (any other potential technology or solution) + There isn’t enough time. (I’m sure you can think of others.)
  • 14. think of the project The only reason for being a bee is to make honey. - Winnie the Pooh
  • 15. 3. Speak the same language.
  • 16. speak the same language
  • 17. speak the same language What constitutes “Call to Action” when everything on the screen is one?
  • 18. 4. Build ugly.
  • 19. build ugly
  • 20. build ugly
  • 21. build ugly
  • 22. build ugly
  • 23. 5. Trust each other.
  • 24. trust each other
  • 25. trust each other
  • 26. 6. Drink lots of whiskey. Especially during regular office hours.
  • 27. drink lots of whiskey Normal Ideal Less than Ideal Productivity 10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM Whiskey Consumed
  • 28. drink lots of whiskey
  • 29. drink lots of whiskey
  • 30. drink lots of whiskey
  • 31. 7. Mise en place.
  • 32. mise en place In plugins: + Deep linking + Loading scheme(s) + Library items organized In HTML/CSS/JavaScript: + SEO + Flash detection + Minimum browser resize
  • 33. mise en place
  • 34. 8. Start from scratch.
  • 35. start from scratch Off the shelf From scratch Features Time
  • 36. 9. Strive for excellence. (not perfection)
  • 37. strive for excellence
  • 38. strive for excellence
  • 39. strive for excellence
  • 40. strive for excellence
  • 41. strive for excellence
  • 42. 10. Think simple.
  • 43. in conclusion + Everyone gets a say. + Think of the project. + Speak the same language. + Build ugly. + Trust each other. + Drink lots of whiskey. + Mise en place. + Start from scratch. + Strive for excellence, not perfection. + Think simple.
  • 44. thanks. bigspaceship.com labs.bigspaceship.com