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The Most Awesomest Thing Ever is much more than a site where you vote for Thing 1 or Thing 2. It's the story of a lunch table conversation that became an internal project that became a phenomenon, ...

The Most Awesomest Thing Ever is much more than a site where you vote for Thing 1 or Thing 2. It's the story of a lunch table conversation that became an internal project that became a phenomenon, with coverage from the likes of ABC News, The Huffington Post, Time and G4's Attack of the Show... only to become something even bigger: A metaphor for how to do great work, stay passionate and grow as you progress through your career. In this wide ranging talk, Jamie will speak to what makes projects successful, passion, process, progress, the state of the industry, the value of digital education and more.

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  • 1. the most awesomest talk ever Jamie Kosoy FITC Toronto 2011 j.kosoy@bigspaceship.com @jkosoy #fitc #awesomestSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 2. WHAT IS “MATE”? Well, that’s a complicated question...Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 3. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 4. QUESTIONS YOU’RE ASKING YOURSELF RIGHT NOW Why the hell do you nurture ridiculous ideas like this? How the #^@* did it actually turn out successful? Do your paying clients know what you’re up to, and why on earth would they hire you if they do?! How can I pull this off myself?Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 5. How wE PUT THE AWE IN AWESOME The Most Awesomest Thing Ever isn’t a mere web site. It’s an approach. An attitude. A way of thinking.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 6. Play (activity)Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 7. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 8. Play (activity)Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 9. PLAY Find time during the work hours to explore and have fun.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 10. “People always ask how cartoonists come up with ideas, and the answer is so boring that we’re usually tempted to make up something sarcastic. The truth is, we hold a blank sheet of paper, stare into space, and let our minds wander. (To the layman, this looks remarkably like goofing off.)” Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin & HobbesSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 11. INTERNAL PROJECTSSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 12. INTERNAL PROJECTS GIVE US Freedom to explore. New ways to collaberate with people in the office. A chance to move beyond our respective disciplines. Time to keep our dormant skills sharp. Opportunity to experiment. A morale boost.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 13. PRETTY LOADED http://prettyloaded.comSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 14. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 15. BIG BANGSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 16. A PIECE REPRESNETING OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARYSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 17. PROCESSSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 22. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 23. DEMOSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 24. PeopleSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 26. PeopleSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 27. PEOPLE Collaborating with one another is one of the true joys of our industry. Take advantage of that.Sunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 34. THE QUERCIA SHOW™ http://bit.ly/bigspaceship-animation-sprintSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 35. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 36. TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER The official company motto of Big Spaceship.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 37. TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER We’re proud of the work. Our clients are, too. When users use what we make, it’s a positive experience. We get out of work on time (most of the time). We learn along the way.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 38. EVERYONE IS AN EXPERTSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 39. strategy PRODUCTION DESIGN TECHNOLOGYSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 40. strategy PRODUCTION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY The Waterfall produces mediocrity.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 41. strategy PRODUCTION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Everyone is involved the whole lifecycle of a project. Nobody is anybody’s monkey.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 42. EXPERTS AREN’T ASSHOLES We aren’t out to prove anything to one another. We want to work together to make each other’s jobs easier.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 43. FPO Art Gallery Designers, shield your eyes. Ye Be Warned.Sunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 49. Even this deck was FPO at one point.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 50. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 51. GLACEAUSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 57. CraftsmanshipSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 59. CraftsmanshipSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 60. CRAFTSMANSHIP Quality matters. Strive to improve. Give everything your best.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 61. “T-shaped people have two kinds of characteristics, hence the use of the letter “T” to describe them. The vertical stroke of the “T” is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process. The horizontal stroke of the “T” is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines. T-shaped people have both depth and breadth in their skills.” Tim Brown, CEO/President of IDEOSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 62. strategy PRODUCTION DESIGN TECHNOLOGYSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 63. STRATEGY Content strategy Social Media strategy Copywriting UX/IA Analytics Games and ARGsSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 64. PRODUCTION Day-to-Day Client Management Account Relationship Management Team ManagementSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 65. DESIGN Motion Illustration Visual Design UX/IA UI Design Information Architecture CraftsSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 66. TECHNOLOGY Client-side Development Server-side Development Physical Computing R&D across the complete spectrum of technologySunday, May 22, 2011
  • 67. 30 DAYS OF NIGHTSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 72. ADOBE MAXSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 73. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 74. LunchSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 76. LunchSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 77. LUNCH It’s so delicious.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 78. MOST IMPORTANT MEALSSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 79. MOST IMPORTANT MEALS Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert Snacks Whiskey More WhiskeySunday, May 22, 2011
  • 80. LUNCH RECOMMENDATIONS A sandwich A cheesesteak Several tacos A salad (if you’re feeling healthy)Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 81. LearningSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 83. LearningSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 84. LEARNING Don’t stay stagnant. Keep growing and improving whatever it is that you do.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 85. “New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have, the richer we become.” Kurt VonnegutSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 86. HOW MANY FLASH DEVS ARE IN THE ROOM?Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 87. HOW MANY PHOTOSHOP DESIGNERS?Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 88. Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 89. A BRIEF TANGENTSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 90. THE DEAD VEHICLES VHS CDs Vinyl Cassettes etc etc etcSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 91. PRINTSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 92. TRADITIONAL ANIMATIONSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 93. HYPERCARDSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 94. MACROMEDIA DIRECTORSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 95. A TANGENT ON THE TANGENTSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 96. ROMANTIC COMEDY MOVIESSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 97. ROMANTIC COMEDY MOVIESROMANTIC COMEDY + HORROR MOVIESSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 98. ROMANTIC COMEDY MOVIESROMANTIC COMEDY + HORROR MOVIES MOVIESSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 99. ROMANTIC COMEDY MOVIESROMANTIC COMEDY + HORROR MOVIES MOVIES FLASH SITESSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 100. DIGITAL = CHANGE Technology is about evolution. The only thing we know for sure is it won’t be the same a year from now.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 101. ACADEMIA The institutions that seem get this concept best are ones dedicated to learning in the first place.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 102. TEACH Nothing will keep you quite as sharp as passing it on. (BONUS: free recruiting platform)Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 103. OptimismSunday, May 22, 2011
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  • 105. OptimismSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 106. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Lao TzuSunday, May 22, 2011
  • 107. GRAND THEORY Humankind is inherently pessimistic.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 108. so what can WE do?Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 109. Learn from these guys.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 110. YOU ARE THE MOST AWESOMEST AUDIENCE EVER.Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • 111. thank you http://bigspaceship.com/ http://mostawesomestthingever.com/Sunday, May 22, 2011